It has been officially announced that our own AR Rahman will perform at the 17th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in Oslo, Norway.
The two-time Grammy and Academy Award winning artiste will join a star studded line-up of musicians that include Barry Manilow, Jamiroquai, India.Arie, Florence + The Machine, Herbie Hancock, Robyn, Elvis Costello and Colbie Caillat. Academy Award winning Actor Denzel Washington will host the event, which will be broadcast around the world following the Nobel Peace Prize Awards.
The performance comes at a time of international critical acclaim for AR Rahman’s score for the recently released Danny Boyle film 127 Hours. 127 Hours marks the second collaboration for ARR and Danny Boyle.
Currently AR Rahman is in the middle of his world tour and he will perform for the first time in South Africa this November. Rahman’s performance will be part of the 150th anniversary of Indian presence in the nation and caps off a national celebration of Indian culture in South Africa. The tour kicks off on November 20th at The Sun City Superbowl.