The students over at the Berklee College of Music are huge A.R. Rahman fans. We brought you their cover version of ‘Jiya Jale’ dedicated to AR Rahman.
The musical talent of the ensemble surpasses some of the best in the Indian music fraternity and we are proud of you guys! Thank you for the hard work you place into crafting the most beautiful music that we as South African’s yearn for and look forward to our own local talent to aspire to achieve! Like them here on Facebook, Berklee Indian Ensemble
This is evident from the fact that their Indian Ensemble has covered some of Rahman’s greatest works, from Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera to Dil Se Re.
And this time, they have covered yet another timeless classic – the Modern Sufi ‘Kun Faya Kun’ from the movie Rockstar, performed at the Symphony Hall n Boston. The main takeaway from this cover music is not the goosebump-worthy musicianship or the tear-jerking perfection, it is that people of all races and nationalities have come together to cover this glorious rendition.
Berklee Indian Ensemble, ” It’s taken a long time, and a lot of hard work, but we are almost done with post production work. If all goes well (waiting for final permission from publishers), we will release the entire concert as an online stream. Grateful to all of you for your continued support and encouragement.”
A.R. Rahman’s “Kun Faya Kun” performed live by The Berklee Indian Ensemble at Symphony Hall, Boston. Sufism, the mystical sect of Islam, is partly characterized by its rich musical tradition, primarily based on the writings of Sufi poets such as Rumi, Amir Khusrau, and Bulleh Shah. Well known for drawing influence from his faith and the Sufi tradition, A.R. Rahman, composed this beautiful Qawwali for the 2011 film, Rockstar, with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil.
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Source: Berklee Indian Ensemble