In a rare celebration of music and the resonant power of Master virtuoso, AR Rahman, girls from GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai came together for a grand ode to the noted composer and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the school’s opening, anchoring it as one of the nation’s great institutions.
The live performance, set under the opulent backdrop of Rajmahal Theatre at Bollywood Parks Dubai where Rahman is set to perform this Friday 26 January, was a planned activation organised by Brother’s Incorporated, the organisers of the show.
However, unknown to the girls, school staff and principal, Mr. Rahman chose to make an unannounced appearance, leaving everyone on site completely astonished. Brought together under the tutelage of Kevin Oliver, Group Cultural Coordinator, GEMS Education, the group of 1000 girls, aged between 5 and 17 performed ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’, one of India’s most popular patriotic songs of all time.
“The performance was truly soul stirring! To imagine that 1000 talented girls, came together to perform one of my favourite compositions, beautifully, is a moment I will cherish forever,” said Rahman.
INFO: The Journey: Celebrating Music, Friday, January 26th, 2018, Bollywood Parks Dubai
Time: Gates Open at 6pm, Showtime is from 9pm-11:30pm
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