German film orchestra to perform ARR’s songs in India

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 06, 2012 02:44 hrs

Happy Birthday to AR Rahman who celebrates his birthday today (Jan 6).

The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, will be touring India in the last week of January.

They will be playing academy award winner AR Rahman’s popular tunes from films like Roja, Laagan, Elzabeth, Bombay, Swadesh, Mangal Pandey, Endhiran etc.

The event has been organised to coincide with the centenary year of Germany’s oldest film studio Babelsberg and the centenary of Indian cinema starting with Pundlik, the first story film that released in 1942.

Titled ‘Classic Incantations’, the concert will kick off in Mumbai on January 20, before travelling to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and finally Bengaluru.

AR Rahman said at the press meet: “Background music is an integral part of this concert. We are helping people see an orchestral performance and understand how music is made for a scene.”

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