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A.R. Rahman TicketsA.R. Rahman is a renowned philanthropist, singer and composer who has made waves notably in the filmmaking industry with his powerful scores and award-winning soundtracks. He has been recognized around the world for his unique and beautiful compositions blending Indian classical and world music genres with modern dance, electronic music and Indian pop. Rahman's most notable accomplishment was when the Government of India awarded him the third-highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan, in 2010. He feels he was most influenced musically by such artists as Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Kumar Gandharva and Queen.
Calm Before the StormBorn A. S. Dileep Kumar in Madras, India, A.R. Rahman's musical talent was evident from an early age. His father's death when he was 9 years old made his early education a struggle but did not stop him from pursuing his musical training. Two years later, he joined his late father's friend M.K. Arjunan and played in his orchestra. Rahman eventually obtained his degree in Western classical music, in the meantime working with such composers as Ramesh Naidu and touring the world with others like Zakir Houssain and L. Shankar. Dileep. He changed his name to Allahrakka Rahman in 1989 when he converted from Hindu to Islam. His musical career started somewhat humbly by composing advertisement, jingles and scores for documentaries until 1992. Marking the beginning of an illustrious film career, Rahman founded the largest recording studio in India at the time, within Panchathan Record Inn. His film scores differed from his concert performances, venturing across vast genres such as jazz, rock, Carnatic, Tamil, rock and Western classical music. Rahman established state-of-the-art AM Studio in 2005 as an extension of Panchathan. Times listed Roja as one of the 10 Best Soundtracks of all time.
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How have A.R. Rahman's musical achievements been recognized?A.R. Rahman has been awarded not only for personal excellence but also for the way his music touches people around the world. He won the Kalaimamani in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu for his musical achievements. Stanford University awarded him in 2006 for his global musical influence. He was honored as Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music in the Limca Book of Records in 2007. In 2009, Slumdog Millionaire alone earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Original Score, an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. Concerning the crown jewel of music, he won Grammys for Best Compilation Soundtrack for a Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture Song for "Jai Ho," written by Gulzar for Slumdog Millionaire.
What is a setlist like for an A.R. Rahman concert?Amidst solo performances of drums by Ranjit Barot and keyboard by Rahman himself, past performances have featured songs with the composer's signature style. A few examples are "Dil Se Re," "Inna Sona," "Taal Se Taal Mila" and "Tum Tak."
How long are A.R. Rahman's performances?A.R. Rahman has entertained for up to three and a half hours in past concerts. Concert venues in Washington, D.C., and Dubai have featured playlists of more than 25 songs in the past. However, concerts in his native India have been more typical with only about 15 songs performed.
Is A.R. Rahman touring in 2019?A.R. Rahman has no plans to tour in 2019. He performed in Seattle in September of 2018 and Sydney, Australia, in September of 2017. He has performed three world tours, and along with the United States and Australia, embraced fans from Singapore, Dubai, the UK, Malaysia, Canada and his homeland of India.
What are A.R. Rahman's best records?A.R. Rahman's most successful albums so far are the soundtracks Bombay and Rangeela from 1995 and Dil Se from 1998.
What notable figures has A.R. Rahman collaborated with?As his career gained traction worldwide, Rahman became a sought-after figure by other talents. He performed with Michael Jackson on Jackson's Friends Tour. He has collaborated on the works of Mick Jagger and Michael Bolton as well.
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