To participate in a music concert to help the HIV positive children, Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman is arriving at Trivandrum on April 14, on the Vishu Day. The programmes will be presented in three stages simultaneously, at Chandrasekharan Nair stadium, Central and Nisha Gandhi auditorium.
When Rahman conducts the concert in one venue, members of his troupe will entertain the audience in other two stages. 107 musicians including foreigners will arrive. The aim of this different programme is to collect maximum amount of money from a vast audience to help the children.
This is the first music fest Rahman attending after his Oscar achievement . Other than the famous playback singers many famous actors would sing along. The organisers of the fest is Global Kerala Initiative-Keraleeyam. Another Oscar winner Resul Pookuty will also be honoured in the fest.
Also the winners of Oscar award will be honoured by the organisations in the Malayalam film industry jointly.
Meanwhile, over 1,500 members of the Cine Musicians’ Union (CMU) that represents the entire South Indian cinema (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada), is all set to felicitate A.R. Rahman upon his return to Chennai on March 1. “This will be the start of a long series of functions in India that Rahman has graciously agreed to attend,” CMU chairman S.A. Rajkumar said on Wednesday.
A three kg silver memento in the shape of a globe with the etched logo of the body will presented to Rahman by legendary Carnatic musician M. Balamuralikrishna in the presence of music directors M.S. Vishwanathan, Ilayaraja and singer S.P. Balasubramanian. The memento is being made at a cost Rs. 300,000. According to film industry sources, a special ‘chariot’ is being readied to ferry Rahman from the airport upon his arrival
AMMA president Innocent said, the reception would be conducted after discussions with secretary Mohanlal and other members. All other organisations iin the field will participate in the function.