Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ranjit Barot, A R Rahman magic at CWG

There’s more than just sports to look forward to at the upcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place between October 3-14 in Delhi. Some of India’s best musicians will lend their magic to the multi-national, multi-sport event.

Composer-musician Ranjit Barot has been appointed as the music director of the Games while A R Rahman has been commissioned to compose the theme song or the official anthem. As music director, Barot will be working on all segments of the event, including the opening and closing ceremonies, along with Rahman, Taufiq Qureshi, Hariharan and other musicians. “There are a number of cultural segments involved in the Commonwealth Games, so there is plenty of scope for varied styles. However, since the Games will be held in India this time, the underlying feel will be quintessentially Indian. We have tried to capture the essence of ancient and contemporary India through the music. It is a challenging and hugely satisfying experience,” says Barot.

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