Saturday, 29 May 2010

Rahman to perform live at Commonwealth Games

The “Mozart of Madras,” A. R. Rahman, has been roped in to perform at the grand opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2010, scheduled to take place in New Delhi Oct. 3-14.

(Watch video of Commonwealth Games theme song)

Rahman to perform live at Delhi Commonwealth Games
Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee, informed on Thursday that Rahman would be performing live at the opening ceremony.

Rahman who has been earlier given task to compose theme song for the Games, confirmed that he will perform live during Opening ceremony.

(Read: 'Swagatham' is Rahman's Commonwealth Games theme song)

The organizing committee will release the theme song before the Games in hopes that those present at the opening ceremony will sing along.

Rahman, who received two Oscars last year for his popular music in Slumdog Millionaire, has been named as the most downloaded Indian artist in the world.

Also, Indian band Eupohoria's work has been chosen as Commonwealth Games anthem.


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