Magnificent Performances by Our Great Composer A. R. Rahman In Fukuoka


Posted on 17 Sep 2016 23:00 in エンターテインメント by Yoko Deshmukh

I felt like I could indulge in his music for all over the night.

This evening was A. R. Rahman's Public Lecture and Performance held at ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall, commemorating the award of Fukuoka Prize. The presenter Salam Unagami was indeed tactical to take out the best charm and attraction of Rahman and introduce the audience the real taste of his music, based on his solid knowledge,  understanding and love toward the South Asian culture. 

Unagami's selection of Rahman pieces include Maa Tujhe Salaam of Vande Matram (YouTube,) and it goes on to his first film work Roja, and then Muthu, Bombay, Dil Se (Chayya Chayya), Taal, Jana Gana ManaLagaan, Bombay Dreams (London West End musical presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Harem (Sarah Brightman,) Swades, Meenaxi. He also introduced Rahman's Qawwali (a part of Sufi song) selection and Arizyan as his best favourite. 

Vande Matram

Rahman's version of Jana Gana Mana

Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se

Arziyan, Qawwali song by Rahman

Unagami asked Rahman if he has any different approaches while composing Hindi, Tamil and Hollywood respectively, his answer was kind of interesting; he feels Hollywood is good in advertisements, attracts talented people from the world, and the demand is very high. It 's hard to satisfy all types of audiences, so he occasionally likes to do experiments in Tamil, his home field. As recently he worked for a Chinese movie, he said some day he was hopeful to compose for a Japanese film as well. 

According to Rahman, his recent focus is more on songs independent from movies. Also, his music institute KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, meant for the underprivileged yet talented children, produced the best prize-winning piano player recently. As such, he is actively involved in fostering the next generation artists, needless to say about Barkley's A. R. Rahman Scholarship. 

After the fun yet inspiring interview, we were lucky to enjoy his live performances in front of us! It was simply speechless; enjoy a part of them from the following Fukuoka Prize's official Facebook page. 

A. R. Rahman's amazing live performance recorded

Related Link:
Fukuoka Prize Ceremony: Exciting Evening With A. R. Rahman - Posted on 16 Sep 2016


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インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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