Mojo Projects is back with Retro Rahman 2.0 – Relive the Magic
Mojo Projects presents Retro Rahman 2.0, the second tribute concert to maestro A.R. Rahman. Reliving the magic after a sold-out night last year, expect a fresh set of stars to entertain you, including two legends that were here previously.
Happening on August 3rd at Star Xpo Centre Kuala Lumpur, the evening will see veterans Mano and Srinivas who are currently on Sun TV’s SaReGaMa. Joining them will be Sadhana Sargam (of Alaipayuthey fame), Harini and Sathyaprakash.
Rahman, known as the game changer of his generation, introduced a new genre of music with catchy, melodious, sing-along tunes in the 90s. Songs like Urvasi Urvasi, Puthu Vellai Mazhai, Chinna Chinna Asai, Ennavale Adi Ennavale, and Hello Doctor became instant hits back in the day.
This year’s line-up will be enhanced by the musical direction of pianist and stellar entertainer, Anil Srinivasan, together with the energetic Mani & Band ensemble (of Vijay TV Airtel Super Singer talent hunt show fame) featuring Nikhil Ram on flutes.
Mano’s relationship with Rahman began in 1994 when he was approached by the maestro to sing Mukkabla for the film Kadhalan. A professional vocal modulator, he hit the ball out of the park with Aathangara Marame for Kizhakku Seemaiyile, a tune that is forever embedded in the minds of Rahman fans.
Srinivas on the other hand, gained recognition with Maana Madurai from Rahman’s hit musical direction for Minsaara Kanavu, followed by En Uyire from Mani Ratnam's Uyire (the Tamil version of Dil Se). These Rahman compositions catapulted Srinivas into fame.
With a career spanning over three decades, Sadhana Sargam is one of the very few Indian singers who could surpass Rahman’s expectations with her renditions of his songs. Her most critically acclaimed songs were in the film Water, composed by Rahman, in which she sang three songs: Aayo Re Sakhi, Piya Ho and Naina Neer. Sargam has recorded songs for Rahman in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu for Jeans, Minsara Kanavu, Ratchagan, Alaipayuthey, Kandukonden Kandukonden, 1947 Earth, Thenali, New, Anbe Aaruyire, Boys, Saathiya, Parthale Paravasam, Alli Arjuna, Udhaya, Naani, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Enthiran, and Kochadaiiyaan.
Harini was approached by Rahman to sing Nila Kaigirathu in the award-winning film Indira at the age of 15. She’s sung more than 2,000 songs in Tamil, including Telephone Manipol from Indian and Hello Mr. Edhirkatchi from Iruvar.
Retro Rahman 2.0, as it's been called this year, will also see the youthful exuberance of Sathyaprakash. His contribution to award winning songs such as Nallai Allai for the movie Kaatru Veliyidai and Aalaporan Thamizhan for the movie Mersal has ensured his steady growth, making waves in the process with his mellifluous voice.
Catch them all at the indoor Star Xpo Centre, from 7.30pm till midnight on August 3. This year, Mojo Projects promises a different set of hits by the musical wizard. Truly a night not to be missed by Rahmaniacs and music lovers alike. Get your tickets now from AirAsiaRedtix.com or call 012-2000505.
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