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Oscar-winning movie composer announced for show at the Northrop

A.R. Rahman has had a prolific career in both Bollywood and Hollywood.
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An Oscar-winning movie composer is heading out on a U.S. tour, and it includes a stop in Minneapolis.

A.R. Rahman will play a concert at the Northrop, University of Minnesota, on Friday, June 19.

Already a prolific composer in his native India since the early '90s, Rahman came to prominence in Hollywood for his involvement in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning 2008 movie, Slumdog Millionaire.

Rahman won two Oscars for Best Original Score, and also Best Song for Jai Ho.

He has since gone on to compose the score for another Boyle movie, 127 Hours starring James Franco in 2011, as well as for Million Dollar Arm, a 2014 picture starring Jon Hamm.

As well as his Oscars, Rahman has also picked up two Grammys, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and four National Film Awards.

His concert tour will feature songs in Hindi, Tamil, Teluga and English.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. by visiting orthrop.umn.edu or by calling 612-624-2345.

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