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Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 8:17:00 PM
Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 9:12:39 PM
by sharmilla ganesan
KUALA LUMPUR: Internationally acclaimed Indian music composer A.R. Rahman considers Malaysia to be one of his most extraordinary fan bases, and aims to show them an unforgettable time at his April 26 concert here in Stadium Merdeka.
“I get so much support here from my fans, (for both) Tamil and Hindi music, so it’s going to be a great show,” he said at a press conference held on Feb 19 to promote his A.R. Rahman Infinite Love Live In Concert show.
Renowned worldwide for his innovative compositions, Rahman has won two Academy Awards (for his work on Slumdog Millionaire), two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award and a Golden Globe award, in addition to the numerous awards and nominations he has to his name in India.
Having last performed in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, Rahman said he was very excited to present his new repertoire to his fans here.
“When we rehearse our show, it feels ordinary, but each individual watching the show makes it different. Each city we perform in is a different experience,” he said.
Joining him for the three-and-a-half-hour concert will be a star-studded list of Indian musical talent, such as Mohit Chauhan, Javed Ali, Mano, Chitra, Vijay Prakash, Neeti Mohan, Harshdeep Kaur and Shweta Pandit, as well as a 78-piece music ensemble.
With Rahman’s hugely diverse body of work, the concert is expected to include a mix of beloved classic numbers and recent hits in both Hindi and Tamil, as well as a Qawwalli segment with Sufi devotional music and an electronic dance music section.
The Kuala Lumpur concert will be followed by one in Singapore on April 30.
Organised by DML Live, the A.R. Rahman Infinite Love Live In Concert is supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau under the Tourism and Culture Ministry.
Tickets, ranging in price from RM98 to RM1,499, will be available starting at 3pm on Feb 21 at dmllive.com. Early bird discounts of up to 15% are available for the first three weeks of ticket sales.
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