Oscar winner, Indian Composer, Singer and Songwriter, A. R. Rahman will be Live In Concert at the Prudential Center on Friday, August 12th.
Described as the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer by TIME Magazine, A.R. Rahman will perform live in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center on Friday, August 12th. His works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements. Rahman has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations. In 2009, TIME Magazine placed Rahman in its list of World’s Most Influential People. A.R. Rahman’s 2022 concert tour will feature songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English.
AR Rahman has won 17 Filmfare awards (the Indian equivalent of the Oscars), 3 MTV awards, 4 IIFA awards, 6 TamilNadu State awards, 6 Zee awards, 4 screen awards and more. He has also been given the prestigious Padmashree (the highest civilian honour in India) award by the Government of India in the year 2000 for outstanding contribution to the Indian film industry. Rahman is widely considered as the man who single-handedly revived public interest towards Indian film music. In 1991, noted film maker Mani Ratnam offered Rahman a movie Roja which was a run-away success and brought nation wide fame and acclaim to the composer. Rahman followed up Roja with Gentleman, Thiruda Thiruda, Kaadhalan, Bombay and Minssara Kannavu all of which were huge chartbusters and were dubbed in Hindi as well. Other hits in Tamil include Alaipayuthey, Kandukondein Kandukondein, Jeans, Mudalvan, Kannathil Muthamittal, Boys etc. His foray into Hindi movies started off with a big bang in the superhit Rangeela followed by Dil Se, Taal, 1947/Earth, Pukar, Lagaan , Zubeida, Meenaxi, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Yuva, Tehzeeb amongst others all of which had huge album sales. His more recent releases include, Swades, Ah-Aah, Bose: The forgotten hero, The Rising, Water and Rang De Basanti all of which have been critically acclaimed and well received. In 2001, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the well-known composer of musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar e.t.c. invited Rahman to compose for the musical, Bombay Dreams, which opened to packed houses at London’s West end. The show had an unprecedented run for 2 years and later premiered at New York’s Broadway. Rahman is also involved in other charitable causes. In 2004, he was appointed as the Global Ambassador of the Stop T B Partnership, a project by the World Health Organization (WHO).
He also supports charities like Save the Children, India and as a producer on the single ‘We can make it better’ by Don Asian alongside Mukhtar Sahota, A.R. Rahman showed his charitable side again with all proceeds going to the Tsunami victims, as did his 2004 Tsunami relief concert in India.
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey.