AR Rahman turns host in ‘Harmony’, his new series on rare Indian music

The series, launched on the eve of Independence Day, is available on Amazon Prime.
AR Rahman turns host in ‘Harmony’, his new series on rare Indian music
AR Rahman turns host in ‘Harmony’, his new series on rare Indian music
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On the eve of India’s 71st Independence Day, music maestro AR Rahman surprised his fans by revealing the trailer of Harmony, a new series that will explore Indian music. What’s more, the musician will anchor the series.

“Music is universal, indefinable and infinite. It is a feeling, a moment, an expression. It is HARMONY,” he wrote on his Facebook page while sharing the trailer.

“I am always inquisitive about unexplored things which have a deep history and legacy,” he says in the trailer, which gives a sneak-peek into what the series is about – exploring rare sounds, musical instruments and discovering lesser-known aspects about India’s musical heritage.

The five-part series is available on Amazon Prime, and each episode is about 45 minutes. The description of Harmony on the video-streaming platform reads:

“Harmony with A.R Rahman' is a curated exploration of the past and future of Indian music through the eyes of A. R. Rahman. India’s rich musical heritage is viewed through the prism of four specially curated instruments and vocal traditions, selected in order to represent the geographic and historic diversity of the country. The series will examine the traditions, the musicians and the locations.”

And as the description of the episodes reveals, Rahman has travelled to Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur and Sikkim for the show.

The final episode would appear to be most exciting to fans of Rahman’s music, as the finale, titled Mann Mauj Mein – Heart, is in ecstasy, would feature artistes who will come together at Rahman’s studio in Chennai. Here, the Oscar-winning composer “brings out the distinctive qualities of each of their musical traditions in one harmonious arrangement.”

Watch the trailer of Harmony here:

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