Watch A.R. Rahman & the Berklee Indian Ensemble Perform One of His Classics
After more than two decades in the business, prolific composer and musician A.R. Rahman -- best known for his sweeping film scores (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, The Hundred Foot Journey) -- recently headed back to school. Specifically, Boston's Berklee College of Music.
During his visit to the college last fall (where he was being awarded an honorary doctorate), Rahman revisited one of his classic songs: "Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera" from the 2004 film Swades. Berklee's Indian Ensemble and World Strings, along with Rahman himself on backup vocals, recorded a lush new version inspired by last year's video of the ensemble performing the composer's hit "Jiya Jale."
With 21 singers and 37 instrumentalists, this beautiful rendition really captures the power of the original -- listen below:
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