Updates: Yuvan Shankar Raja Live in Concert In Chennai

Tamil music along with Tamil cinema has evolved over the years… from classical infusions to pop & more recently Rap and international influences..! And one name that is synonymous to this evolution is none other than the protégé of the music maestro – the one & only Yuvan Shankar Raja.!

Yuvan Shankar Raja, has music in his blood. The youngest son of the music maestro Ilayaraja; Yuvan in a short span has become the icon of the Tamil music industry. A music career that began at the age of 16 & within a span of 13 years, Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored for over 75 films. Considered a highly versatile composer, he often strives for different, innovative and stylistic music and has explored and used elements of various genres in his compositions that range from folk to heavy metal. He is particularly known for his use of western music elements in his pieces and often credited with having introduced Hip hop to the Tamil film and music industry and having started the “era of remixes” in Tamil Nadu. Being immensely popular among the younger generation, he is frequently called the “Youth Icon ofTamil Film Music”. In addition, Yuvan Shankar Raja is recognized for his background score in films that have fetched him high praise among critics.

Vijay TV is all set to celebrate this young & talented musician Yuvan Shankar Raja.!

As part of the celebrations, Vijay TV would air a special series titled “Yuvan Isai Raja” a series that capsules the rise of the star YUVAN.! The show hosted by RJ/actor Shiva; would feature a long list of directors / actors who have worked with the protégé. Directors Vishnuvardhan, Selvaraghavan, AR Murugadoss, Linguswamy have shared their experiences of working with Yuvan. His siblings Karthik Raja, Venkat Prabhu, PremG, Bhavatharini & Vasuki Baskar share childhood memories with Yuvan. The show airs weekdays at 8pm.

A promotional music video “I’ll be there for you”; with music composed & sung by none other than the man himself Yuvan Shankar Raja has been produced by Vijay TV. This music video which has been created with international standards is directed by the stylish director Vishnuvardhan has Nirav Shah behind the lens. the lyrics of this fresh & foot tapping number is penned by Na Muthukumar.

And capping of these celebrations; would be a grand musical concert in January, 2011. For the first time ever on Indian Soil; Yuvan Shankar Raja would perform in a LIVE concert in Chennai to over 20,000 screaming fans..!

The concert with the theme “Celebrating Young & Fresh Music” will feature singers Shreya Goshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Haricharan, Harish Raghavendra, Andrea, Rahul Nambiar, Vijay Yesudas, Tanvi, Suvi, Madhumita, Bela Shende among others performing some of the chartbusters from Yuvan’s compositions..! Special segments have been planned as the Yuvan takes centre stage as he would perform some of his best music compostions; Yuvan would also perform with hissiblings in a special act. Also on the cards is a special segment that would feature two kollywood stars in a “re-mix” performance with YUVAN..! For the first time, the audience would get to witness the father-son duo; the maestro Illayaraja & protégé Yuvan Shankar Raja in a performance together that would surely be “Unforgettable”..!

The event would be attended by the industry big wigs both friends & well wishers of this Music Prodigy; and the crème de la crème would present the show. With state-of-the-art production values, lights & sound ofinternational standards , grandiose sets & performers from across the world; this high decibel event is all set to take place on January 16, 2011 at YMCA Grounds, Nandanam.

K. Sriram, General Manager – Vijay TV says “We at Vijay TV have a constant endeavor to better ourselves. If the Kamal 50 event made the market sit up, then the Yuvan event is truly planned as a World Class event and will redefine how the market will look at events going forward. We are thankful to Yuvan Shankar Raja for making this another trendsetting affair in our line-up of ground events”


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