An a cappella tribute captures the evolution of singer-composer AR Rahman as he turns 49

Watch Voctronica's tribute to AR Rahman on his 49th birthday. There are no instruments!

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 6, 2016 1:52:15 pm
Voctronica, AR Rahman, tribute, A cappella, beatboxing, Avinash Tewari, Raj Verma, Warsha Easwar, Arjun Nair, Clyde Rodrigues From left to right: Clyde Rodrigues, Warsha Easwar, Arjun Nair, Avinash Tewari, Raj Verma (Source: YouTube Screenshot)

Voctronica, said to be India’s first a cappella-beatboxing band (which means no instruments) paid a tribute to the Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman on his 49th birthday, by releasing a video covering some of his best tracks. This medley is a customised selection of Voctronica’s favourite songs — including Yeh Haseen Waadiyan (Roja), Ghanan Ghanan (Lagaan), Paathshaala (Rang De Basanti), Dum Dara Mast (Guru), Behka (Ghajini) — from a gargantuan Rahman playlist.

Watch the video here.

“AR Rahman is a living legend. He has always been ahead of our times and his melodies have a phenomenal range. Evolution of AR Rahman is our attempt to showcase a chronological evolution of the revolutionary work of the inimitable master,” Voctronica said on their tribute. The band comprises Avinash Tewari, Raj Verma, Warsha Easwar, Arjun Nair and Clyde Rodrigues and aims to showcase the power of human voice.

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