Around Town

A R Rahman Sold Out Show Rocks Atlanta!

A R Rahman Sold Out Show Rocks Atlanta!

A R Rahman and his team of talented musicians performed in Atlanta on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. The event was held at the Infinite Energy Arena at Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. This musical show was SOLD OUT, and a blockbuster hit. The performers were A R Rahman, Mano, Neeti Mohan, Ranjit Barot, Udit Narayan, Javed Ali, Haricharan, Jonita Gandhi, and Linda Lind. All are famous stars of their own accord. All stars performed in solo and in a group to create a musical extravaganza of unparalleled rhythm and melody.

 

A R Rahman and his team are touring North America for two months and will be performing at multiple cities like New York, Houston, Chicago, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ontario. Atlanta music lovers are fortunate to have this show in Atlanta on August 25th. Atlanta witnessed one of the most memorable music shows of recent years. The city frequently hosts Indian cultural shows performed by artists from India. But this show was special. With so many stars shining under the same roof, the night was dazzled with musical bliss. It was an evening of 3 hours of continuous enchanting musical produced by A R Rahman and his entourage. All instruments and vocals were performed live on stage. The full orchestra brought all the sounds and rhythms alive.

The event started with the favorite Bollywood super hit buster songs. India’s famous Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman enthralled the audience with his masterful music Udit Narayan another star of the night sang old Bollywood hits and made the audience nostalgic for their school and college days. Haricharan brought his soul touching tones with A.R. Rahman on stage. Neeti Mohan songs and dance to the beats dazzled the crowd. Jonita Gandhi, Mano, Linda Lind kept the energy going with powerful performances. Ranjit Barot, the famous drummer for John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension and the Musical Director for A R Rahman Live Concerts, kept the energy going with his uplifting music. Javed Ali, another Bollywood playback singer, entertained with popular songs.

 

The show honored India’s diversity with songs from different genres and language. In addition to Bollywood Hindi songs, there were also Tamil and regional songs. In the end, all the musicians changed their dress, don the white cap, and presented 30 minutes of spiritual Sufi songs. The magic of the music with the soulful renditions of the favorite songs moved audiences to tears of joy and oneness with all. It was an experience of a lifetime, and a night forever enshrined in memory.

 

The show started around 8 pm and went on till 11:30 Pm. The crowd was on their feet with this grand show. They continuously cheered at the performances. Here is what some of the crowd said – “- Mind Blowing! – Great mix of music and lights, – Udit Narayan Sir brought back great memories., – I felt a chill with excitement, – AR Rahman is better than ever”. After the end of the program, A R Rahman met with the sponsors and special guests. Overall, the event was sold out and houseful. The concert attended by hundreds of music lovers from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

 

The three organizers of the event were Anand Entertainment, Time Starz Entertainment, and NNKB Dance in association with National sponsor of 27th Investments. All the sponsors and organizers thanked the crowd all to make this a great success.

After the show was over, the social media was abuzz with praise for the show. People shared pictures and gave great reviews. Everyone praised the performers and sponsors.

By Dr.Panchajanya Paul
Pic: Hakim Studio