Abu Dhabi: Oscar-winning music director A R Rahman has announced a new “song of hope”.
The versatile musician, who has been scoring for films for the past three decades, announced during the 52nd National Day celebrations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) here.
“The idea is to create a song of hope. This is a song to honour everyone who is selflessly working. The world needs hope today. I hope the song brings peace, understanding, and joy. My prayers to all the people who need to get healed in this hospital,” the 56-year-old music director said.
- Firdaus Orchestra, an all-woman Orchestra comprising 52 members from 29 nationalities performed in the mentorship of A R Rahman o celebrate UAE National Day.
- The Academy Award-winning musician announced his upcoming song during a musical performance at Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Medical City.
At the event, which brought together patients, healthcare professionals, and esteemed dignitaries, Mr. Rahman announced his forthcoming song born from a collaborative effort with Indian entrepreneur Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil and Abu Dhabi-based Burjeel Holdings.
Speaking at the event, Mr. AR Rahman said, “The idea is to create a song of hope. This is a song to honor everyone who is selflessly working. The world needs hope today. I hope the song brings peace, understanding, and joy. My prayers to all the people who need to get healed in this hospital,” said the maestro, who thanked the Firdaus Orchestra for their performance.
A groundbreaking ensemble comprising the Firdaus Orchestra and 50 others echoed through the corridors of the hospital during an event titled ‘Singing for the Children of Zayed’. The event paid homage to the teachings of the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, who spoke about the children of the future being the strength of the country.
After a powerful rendition of the UAE National Anthem, the musicians performed a specially curated list of songs, including Danse, Baroque Flamenco, Ourzazate, Ecstasy of Gold, and Spirit of Rangeela.
New Song of Hope; Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings, shared his reflections. He said, “Today, on the 52nd National Day of the UAE, I want to thank AR Rahman and the Firdaus Orchestra. The collaboration is a remembrance of the teachings of His Highness Sheikh Zayed, talking about children of the future, who are the strength of this great country.”
As the final notes echoed through the transformed spaces of Burjeel Medical City, ‘Singing for the Children of Zayed’ left an indelible mark on the audience, exemplifying the enduring power of music to unite and uplift spirits.