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A R Rahman is all set to join Team Le Musk on the Cannes Red Carpet as part of the Indian delegation.
23 May, 2022:
AR Rahman, the Indian Icon who has scored not only some 500-1000 movies like Slumdog Millionaire , 2.0, and Tamasha, but also captured the hearts of millions of people with his versatility in the regional musical traditions of India.
The acclaimed music composer and recipient of several international awards is all set to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for his Directorial debut, Le Musk. Rahman joined the Indian delegation at Cannes alongside Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.
Le Musk is all set to hit the screens soon. With cinematic surrealism, this film will be a showcase of the union of technology and cinema. Several other big artists like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mame Khan and Ricky Kej also joined the delegation.
After a long and incredibly successful journey as a musical maestro, A. R. Rahman has ventured into direction with Le Musk, a film of an enchanting essence and fresh perspective to it.
Rahman walked the red carpet with British actor Burnet, who has carved a niche market for himself, with films such as Mortdecai and Pitch Perfect 3 and television shows such as The Feed and Ray Donavan. Velhal, who also walked the red carpet alongside Rahman, has the expertise of two decades in technology due to his stint with Intel. He has also mastered cinematography in Hollywood with films like Spider-Man: Far From Home, Dunkirk, Save Every Breath and FirstMan.
Le Musk is a tribute to the musical genius of and footprints in cinema left by A. R. Rahman.
Through the eyes of Le Musk, a completely new angle of cinematography is being explored with VR and realistic narration. The film was screened at Cannes XR on the 20th of May, 2022.
Indian Composer Ricky Kej's latest album Divine Tides nominated for a Grammy
Thursday, December 9, 2021:
Former Grammy winner Ricky Kej has been nominated yet again for a Grammy, along with American Musician Stewart Copeland for their latest album ‘Divine Tides’.
Divine Tides was directed by Lahari Velu and produced by Lahari Music.’ The album contains nine songs and eight music videos.
Ricky’s music is mostly cross-cultural, but not without a strong hint of Indian music. He won a Grammy in 2015, for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’. Stewart Copeland, who has won the Grammy five times previously, is the founder and drummer of the legendary British rock group ‘The Police’.
Ricky is the youngest person from India to have won a Grammy honor. He is also the fourth Indian to do so.
To read Ricky Kej’s biography, click here
To read Stewart Copeland’s biography, click here
To know about or listen to the album DIVINE TIDES, click here
Rashmi Agarwal's mystical melodies will set the mood this weekend on Maitri
Join us as we welcome a singer, whose voice has been characterized as the voice of the deep seas.
Rashmi Agarwal is an Indian Classical singer and composer based in Delhi, specializing in Light Classical Sufi/Bhakti and Ghazal singing. With her profound grasp over the various styles of devotional and spiritual music, she has made a name for herself as a reputed Indian Singer..
She is the first and only Indian woman to win the Grand-Prix Award at the prestigious IX International World Music Festival SharqTaronalari (Melodies of Orient) in August, 2013 at Samarkand, Uzbekistan, organized regularly under the patronage of UNESCO.
As an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as well as the Ministry of Culture, Rashmi has achieved the privilege to perform on various national and international forums, including the USA, UK, Mexico, Indonesia, Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan, Australia etc.
In October 2018, she did a concert tour to Mexico, representing India in Sufi music at the prestigious Cervantino International Festival, where she received a lot of love and admiration from diverse patrons.
She was invited to perform at The Ethnic World Music Festival, Bali, Indonesia in Nov,2013.
In December, 2015 she was invited to perform at the prestigious 20th Anniversary Summit of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.
Gear up to meet this artist extraordinaire on October 30, at 7 PM, and be lulled into a deep sea of melody and unconditional devotion.
Tickets for the online performance are available now. https://www.matchmytalent.com/events/RashmiAgarwal_TMP
Sitar maestro Soumitra Thakur set to dazzle audiences on The Maitri Project
The scion of Bishnupur Gharana of Classical Music, the Sitar Maestro Soumitra Thakur, is going to grace the screen on the Maitri Project on July 25.
An epitome of subtle perfection, Soumitra began training to be a classical instrumentalist from the age of four under the tutelage of his Uncle and Sitar instrumentalist, Shri Prashanta Thakur. He has also had advanced training from celebrated Sitar instrumentalist Pt. Kushal Das of the Maihar Gharana. Soumitra has done his post-graduation in Music from Delhi University.
Soumitra Thakur’s sitar stylings reflect the influences of both the Maihar and the Imdadkhani-Etawa Gharana.
Soumitra is the recipient of the Balshree Award (President’s Award) for Creative Performance in 2009 from the then President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil. He was conferred the 1st position at the 20th National Youth Festival Competition in 2016 as well as the 1st position at Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Competition in 2014.
Witness this amazing Sitar Vadak in action! Tune into The Maitri Project on July 25 at 7 PM IST. Don't miss out!