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Rahman to enthral music lovers in Kerala on May 3

india Updated: Mar 28, 2009 16:43 IST

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Ace Music composer and Oscar Winner A R Rahman will be performing live at Kozhikode on May to express solidarity with HIV Positive orphaned children.

The show titled ‘Jai Ho´ is the ‘first mega music show´ by Rahman after he won two oscars for ‘Slumdog Millionaire´.

Over 50 well known musicians, besides Rahman, will be participating in the show, being organised by the NGO Global Kerala initiative ‘Keraleeyam´ for rehabilitating HIV positive orphaned children.

Rahman said he was happy to be associated with ‘the cause´

‘Discrimination has no end between states, religions and between nations. That’s the main curse. I am moved by the cause´, he said.

Rahman said he had been wanting to perform in Kerala for the last 15 years. Though he had cancelled at least seven shows to be held this year in various parts of the country as he would be in US for at least six months, he wanted the Kerala show to be held as it was ‘irresistible´.

Malayalam singers are gifted, dedicated and their foundation very strong, he said.

Rahman said his late father, R K Shekhar, who was composer and music conductor of Malayalam films, gave his “soul to malayalam film music.’ Works of music directors like S Dakshinamoorthy,late Devarajan master,A T Ummer and his father’s music were the ones he liked.’I also adore veteran singer K J Jesudas,’ he added.