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Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman in Hiroshima with Band

Rahman also posted another photograph in which he can be seen posing in front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial

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A.R Rahman. Wikimedia

TOKYO, Sept 18, 2016: Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman is currently in the Japanese city of Hiroshima along with his band.

Rahman took to Facebook on Sunday to share a photograph in which he can be seen posing alongside two women.

“On the way to Hiroshima with my band,” Rahman wrote alongside the image.

According to a Facebook user, Rahman is in the city for a performance.

“On behalf of India, your concert in Hiroshima will spread the message of peace and world brotherhood in Japan, which had been affected by the worst devastation of the atomic World War II,” the user commented on Rahman’s post.

Picture of A.R Rahman during Interview. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.
A.R Rahman during an Interview. Wikimedia

 

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Rahman also posted another photograph in which he can be seen posing in front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

He captioned it: “At the Hiroshima Memorial”.

Rahman won the Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Danny Boyle’s 2008 film “Slumdog Millionaire”.

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He started his journey by composing scores for documentaries and TV shows before he got his first movie break with 1992 release “Roja”. Since then, he has composed soul-rendering music in films like “Rangeela”, “Taal”, “Dil Se”, “Jodhaa Akbar”, “Swades”, “Rang De Basanti”, “Rockstar”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “Raanjhanaa”. (IANS)

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Padma Shri Award Winner Ustad Rashid Khan to perform in Banyan Tree fest in Chennai

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Rashid Khan, Wikimedia

Chennai, March 02, 2017: Padma Shri award winner Ustad Rashid Khan will be performing in Banyan Tree fest to be held in Chennai. This musical fest is held once in a year and features some of the country’s great musicians. Banyan tree is a path finder in the field of Indian performing arts’promotion for past 21 years.

Nandini Mahesh, the director of Banyan Tree Events said to PTI, “The aim of Banyan Tree is to discover, preserve, nurture and celebrate these creative expressions for which we have created six National Festivals that are held annually in 18 cities across India”.

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“We share a good rapport with 2,000 performing artistes across genres, linguistic groups, and cultural backgrounds. The main focus, of course, has always been classical music, both vocal and instrumental”, she further added.

The concert is likely to take place on March 3, at The Music Academy, Chennai. The festival has also featured some of the greatest artists like Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt previously.

-Prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram, Twitter @Nainamishr94