A.R. Rahman will receive an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee Tomarrow and join the Berklee musicians to perform several of his memorable songs.In conjunction with the new Berklee India Exchange, proceeds will be used to create a fund in A. R. Rahman’s name to provide scholarship support for students from India to attend Berklee.I’m deeply moved to receive an honorary doctorate from such a distinguished school which has contributed so much to the world of music,” said Rahman. I’m especially proud and honored the college is graciously establishing a scholarship in my name for future generations of musicians to follow their dreams.Berklee Faculty and students from the Berklee Indian Ensemble will pay tribute to the living legend, who will join them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston’s Symphony Hall,” it says.
The Berklee India Exchange, a new initiative co-founded by two Indian Berklee albums, is used as a platform to cultural conversation, through the composition, collaboration, and performance of original Indian music, it adds. The concert’s proceedings will go towards providing scholarship to students from India who attend Berklee.
A friend from India described A.R. Rahman to me as John Williams and Sting rolled into one – a leading film composer and a wildly popular, brilliant songwriter and performer,said Berklee president Roger H. Brown. We welcome him to Berklee, where the college and our students look forward to paying our respects.Berklee Faculty and students from the Berklee Indian Ensemble will pay tribute to the living legend, who will join them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston’s Symphony Hall.