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ARR's Chennai concert in memory of Mahesh ARR's Chennai concert in memory of Mahesh

Topic started by Anon (@ 202.41.76.192) on Sun Jan 26 13:57:34 EST 2003.
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Rahman gearing up for 'Unity of Light' concert

PTI[ SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2003 07:37:50 PM ]

CHENNAI: Internationally acclaimed music director A R Rahman is gearing up to set this metropolis alight with a fabulous 'Unity of Light' performance on February 21 to raise funds for cancer care.

The maestro will be performing in the city after a gap of six years for the Mahesh Memorial Trust (MMT), with the motto being 'Live Beyond Cancer', Mani Ratnam, well known film director and one of the trustees, told reporters here on Sunday.

The Hollywood style production, set to enthrall the audience, is projected to be a spectacular and dazzling display of music and dance. "It will be a combination of excitement and melody", Rahman, who was also present, told media persons.

Over 95 artistes, including musicians, dancers and craftsmen would come together to create this magnum opus providing 6,00,000 watts of pure musical experience, a rare treat for the 40,000 Chennaites, who are expected to witness the performance at the Madras Race Course Club.

The artistes will include famous multi-lingual playback singers S P Balasubramaniam, Chitra, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan and Udit Narayan.

The trust, in rememberance of film music writer Mahesh who fought cancer for 13 long years before succumbing to it October last, has committed funds for an ongoing programme, with the Cancer Institute here, to provide support to children belonging to the economically backward and help them fight the disease.

The 'Unity of Light Show' is part of the musician's 'World Tour 2003' after shows in Kolkata and Hyderabad.


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