Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A. R. Rahman

With all the attention on Slumdog Millionaire and A.R. Rahman these days, I thought I'd relink to a video of his arrangement of the Indian National Anthem Jana Gana Mana. It is very cool. The first half is instrumental, and the second half is vocals. The vocals are apparently done by superstars of Indian music. Enjoy:

He also wrote the music to the Broadway show Bombay Dreams. Personally, I don't think it's as good as Slumdog's soundtrack, but the Broadway cast recorded a version of "Joy to the World" as part of the Broadway's Carols For a Cure CD. I've been looking for this song for a couple years, since I'm too cheap to buy the whole cd for one song. I can't find a youtube version of it either. Life somehow goes on.

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