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Berklee to confer honourary doctorate on AR Rahman

Berklee to confer honourary doctorate on AR Rahman

Berklee College of Music, one of the most renowned colleges of music, is set to confer a honourary doctorate to AR Rahman, a stalwart of Indian music and a globally-renowned composer. Berklee Faculty and students from the Berklee Indian Ensemble will pay tribute to the living legend, who will join them on select pieces...

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The downside of high expectations

The downside of high expectations

This is the first T20 World Cup is entirely being held in Bangladesh only, which is a grand achievement for the country. It's not new that music and cricket go together, especially in this sub-continent. A R Rahman is a musical icon, and it was amazing to see him perform in the country. Many organizations had tried over the years to bring him to Bangladesh before, but he could never manage time to do so. This was the first time the maestro was in Bangladesh, thanks to the T20 World Cup. And I am sure, like me, the expectation from the concert was sky high. And according to the...

Dhaka holds its breath for AR Rahman and Akon

Dhaka holds its breath for AR Rahman and Akon

The streets of Dhaka have worn a new look over the last month or so, in the countdown to the ICC World T20 -- the biggest T20 tournament of the cricket calendar. Well lit roads embellish the city that has had a major facelift as anticipation builds up. To add to the entertainment...

Music is music; it doesn't belong to any region: AR Rahman

Music is music; it doesn't belong to any region: AR Rahman

Maverick composer A R Rahman, the repository of raga renown, turned 48 yesterday. In a conversation, Rahman said he relived his childhood through his son Ameen. "So far I've just been busy living life. From my childhood I was surrounded by grownups, I never got a chance to enjoy being a child. It took...

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