Monday, June 14, 2010

The “Mozart from Madras” Show

 

Click here to see Pictures of the Show

Expectations were sky-high ever since we had booked the tickets for the Jai-Ho Concert (For me personally, it was higher than the next gen iPhone announcement from Steve Jobs). Last June, we were enthralled by Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan and Team at the Patriot Center and this year it was the turn of “Oscar Winner ‘Sir’ A. R. Rahman”.

20100613 Jai Ho A R Rahman Performance at Patriot Center VA 125Ever since his Debut into Mainstream Cinema, year after year, ‘Sir’ Rahman has churned out melodious, foot-tapping, soulful numbers exceeding the expectations of all his eager fans. The win at Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire was a recognition which ‘Sir’ A.R.R. deserved was granted for taking.

For us this year has been the year of Shows. We were mesmerized by the ‘O’ Show and were shaken by ‘BeLIEve’ show at Las Vegas. The Musical programs organized by Local Talents Shruti Washington DC and the Charity Show for Lotus Venketeshwara Temple by SPB and SP Sailaja were a prelude to the A.R.R. Show.

For 3 hours non-stop since the first key, Maestro ‘Sir’ Rahman kept the Audience involved and thrilled with songs from his own collection evoking Loudest Cheers and Memories of delight.

Some songs which again stood out in Awesomeness were ‘Yeh Jo Des Hain Tera’ (Swades), ‘Thodi See Dhool Meri..’(RDB), ‘Chaiyaa Chaiyaa ‘ (Dil Se) & ‘Humma Humma’ (Bombay)

Some Key Highlights of the Show :

  • Tribute to Michael Jackson where ‘Sir’ Rahman Sang Black or White.
  • Respect to the one and only ‘Lata Mangeshkar Ji’ where ‘Sir’ Rahman dueted with a Hologram. 20100613 Jai Ho A R Rahman Performance at Patriot Center VA 183
  • Singer Hariharan’s rendition of ‘Bharat Humko’ (Roja) & ‘Hai Ramaa’ (Rangeela).
  • Formation of the ‘Ashok Chakra’ through various artists.

I recorded some of the songs and uploaded it to my youtube account.

You can watch them here.

(First Video)

(Last Video)

Click here to see Pictures of the Show

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3 comments:

pavithra said...

Simply awesome!!!!

shilpa said...

Loved it. We were there and I have blogged about it too.....music knows no barriers was proved yesterday when even the tamil songs, which I barely understand, made us break into a dance. An amazing man!

許瑋菁 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................