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Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Grammy and Academy Award winning superstar AR Rahman will be bringing his Jai Ho World Tour to South Africa from November 20 to 26.

Best known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music and for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, prolific Indian composer AR Rahman will be making a stopover at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World to meet fans on November 25.

Members of the public can catch him at the ECR stage at Suncoast where he will be available to sign autographs and take photographs from 18h00 that evening.

AR Rahman’s Jai Ho: The Journey Home Tour has taken him to 16 cities around the world, and in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban it will form part of South Africa’s celebrations to mark the arrival of of the first Indians indentured labourers 150 years ago.

This Grammy Award winning superstar’s Durban concert is presented by East Coast Radio and DStv Indian and takes place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 26, presented by Hunta Live Productions in association with DSTV Indian and East Coast Radio. He will be joined by Indian singers, Javed Ali, Blaaze, Neeti Mohan and Shweta Pandit, as well as flautist Naveen.

"DStv Indian is proud to be associated with the AR Rahman Jai Ho Concert. It's the first time that DStv Indian is giving their viewers a chance to experience being part of a live concert of this magnitude. The excitement that surrounds an extravaganza of this enormity is a thrill for DStv Indian to share with their viewers," said Fathima Hassim, from DStv Indian.

Rahman has sold more than 150 million copies of his work including music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums across over half a dozen languages. TIME magazine has hailed him the 'Mozart of Madras', named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and rated the soundtrack of 'Roja' in the Top 10 of their all time best movie soundtracks of the world!

Booking for the show at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 26 is at Computicket. The public appearance at Suncoast is free to fans. Further information on 031 328 3000 or visit