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A R Rahman nominated for International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award

Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has been nominated for yet another award—excellence in musical scoring for 2009 by International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).
 
He has been nominated in “best original score for a comedy film” category for “Couples Retreat”,  his first venture into mainstream Hollywood, along with James Newton Howard (Duplicity), Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!), Alexandre Desplat (Julie & Julia), and Debbie Wiseman (Lesbian Vampire Killers).

Indian Classical Instrumental Sarod Maestro Pandit Amjad Ali Khan and pop music icon Allah Rakha Rahman in 52nd Grammy Awards

Jai Ho Slumdog Millionaire A R Rahman Free Preview & MP3 DownloadA.R.Rahman bagged two grammy awards tonight at the 52nd Annual Gramy Awards ceremony going on at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. Rahman was nominated in two categories, "Best Compilation For Motion Picture, Television Or Visual Media" and "Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or OtherVisual Media". The song Jai Ho from the film Slumdog Millionaire which already won eight Oscar Academy Awards last year, got nominated. Rahman, himself bagged two of the Oscars for his music in the film.
 
Indian classical Sarod Maestro Pandit Amjad Ali Khan was also nominated for his music album 'Ancient Sounds' along with Iraqi soloist Rahim Ajij in the 'Best Tradional World Music Album' category.

A R Rahman has often been labelled "The Mozart Of India" by those sections of an over-zealous media which does not understand either Mozart's or Rahman's music.

The Bangladeshi singer-songwriter-composer Sayan Chowdhury Arnob has also been delivering spectalcular world-class original compositions, though not in the mainstream kitschy media glare.

 - WBRi Movie News

Oscar winner A R Rahman will compose music for a poem penned by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi

Oscar winner A R Rahman will compose music for a poem penned by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi ...

Some Moments from Dover Lane Music Conference 2010 | Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive

Live Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio's Kolkata correspondent, writes about the fabulous 2010 Dover Lane Music COnference.

Dover  Lane : the street in Ballygaunge, Kolkata is famous for none other than the renowned Musical Conference organizing every year. The Dover Lane Music Conference is being attended not only by Kolkata Music Lovers but by Music Lovers from all over the India. Also one can notice presence of Foreigners in huge numbers in this Music conference. As told by Living Legends of Indian Classical Music like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, performing at Dover lane is homecoming to them ...

WBRi Kolkata Event News | Sourabh Goho - Tabla Solo Concert | February 18, 2010

Tabla Solo Recital

Sourabh Goho
Son of Pt. Jyoti Goho - Student of Pt. Shankar Ghosh

Bhawanipore Sangit Sammilani

Sarengi Accompaniment Bijoy Mishra

Entry - Free ( No Cards Required)

Thursday, February 18, 2010
5:30pm - 6:30pm
4, Ramesh Mitra Road, Kol 700025


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