A.R. Rahman's rendition of Jan Gan Man
Next week will mark the sixtieth year of modern India's independence. Check this out! Beautiful and awe-inspiring, brought to us by A.R. Rahman. How cool is it to see so many artists come together to perform the Indian national anthem?! And the music is quite fantastic and in a class of its own. Some of the folks I can identify in the lyrical portion of the video: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Pandit Jasraj, Hariharan, Bhimsen Joshi, Jagjit Singh, Kavita Krishnamurthy, S.P.Balasubramaniam, and of course, A.R. Rahman. Anyone I missed? Undoubtedly, no mention of the national anthem is complete without honorable mention of Rabindranath Tagore. For more, see the national anthem's page on Wikipedia.