Two times Grammy and Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman has added another jewel to his already glittering crown, he has received an invitation to perform at the 17th annual Nobel Peace Prize concert at Oslo, Norway on December 11th.
Rahman will join a star studded line up of acclaimed musicians like Barry Manilow, Jamiroquai, India. Arie, Florence and The Machine, Herbie Hancock, Robyn, Elvis Costello and Colbie Caillat. Renowned actor Denzel Washington will host this event, which will be broadcast around the world following the Nobel Peace Prize awards.
"It is indeed a great honour to be performing at the Nobel Peace Prize concert," said the noted musician while talking to media from South Africa, where he is currently on tour.
This invitation comes at a time comes at a time when AR Rahman is receiving critical, international acclaim for his music in the recently released Danny Boyle film “127 Hours”. This movie marks the second collaboration of A.R. Rahman and Danny Boyle.
The musician is performing for the first time in South Africa, which is part of the 150th anniversary of Indian presence in the nation, and this has warranted a nationwide celebration of Indian culture in South Africa. The tour starts today at The Sun City Super Bowl and moves to Cape Town on November 24th at the Grand Arena.
Rahman will also perform on November 26 at Moses Madhiba Stadium, Durban.