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Rahman’s rise to prominence in the west came when he captured the world spotlight last year with his work on the film score for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire winning a Golden Globe, two Academy Awards and most recently two Grammy’s. As a touring musician, as well as composer, Rahman has long been filling arenas with his elaborate and stunning live performances. TIME Magazine summarized his popularity back home by saying “A.R. Rahman dominates the music industry so totally that he has supplied the sound track for a whole generation.” Rahman has sold-out international arenas including the prestigious Hollywood Bowl in 2006 and has played for crowds as large as 120,000 in his home country of India. Now, this summer, audiences have a rare opportunity to experience a must-see concert event with “A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour.”
On his forthcoming tour, Rahman will collaborate with creative director Amy Tinkham who is known for creating live musical concerts for a variety of pop-music icons including Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey. “A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour” will be a theatrical experience that will blend new technologies with powerful dance arrangements and acrobatics. The concert will keep in intact the heritage and traditions of India with a new modern presentation. The show will feature changing sets, large images on LED screens and a spectacular cast of musicians and dancers from across the globe.