Rahman-Remo rock

By June 17, 2011 No Comments
Photo Credit : Amrita
Performing with Rahman live for the first time was exciting, shares Remo, thrilled after his recently concluded two-concert tour with the music meastro.

He continues, I was taken to the centre of the stage on a hydraulic lift, surrounded by smoke and laser lights and there was Rahman waiting for me, tearing out blazing riffs on his keyboard axe. I joined him in a jugalbandi with my vocal improvisations, and we eventually broke into Daud, a song which I’d sung for the movie. With the full live band behind us and incredible visuals flashing all around us, the experience was awesome. Other hits like Muqabla and Humma Humma followed. Rahman placed our piece-deresistance, Humma Humma, almost right at the end. I stopped the music and got all 10,000 people to clap their hands and belt out the chorus. When I told them we had to raise our voices against corruption much louder than that, they went ballistic and doubled their volume.

The two are now planning to get back in studio to work on more music. We have planned to meet up in Siolim in the near future and discuss some future projects, he shares and recalls an earlier instance where both came together for a recording. A couple of years ago, we went up to my studio and were about to start working on a composition. But it had to be aborted before it even started, thanks to one of our several daily power failures all year round. Eventually, my UPS went dead and then Rahman had to leave for his flight back to Chennai.

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