Australian High Commission

Infor for Media-AN presents Jai Ho

Australia Network Presents Jai Ho!

13 January: On 16 January, Malaysians will have a fantastic opportunity to see A. R. Rahman, the internationally renowned composer of the music for the film “Slumdog Millionaire”, live in concert through an exclusive direct broadcast on Australia Network.

Rahman will be performing at Sydney Festival 2010 in Parramatta Park with an entourage of more than forty Indian musicians and Bollywood dancers, high-impact lighting displays, and choreographed moving video screens. The free concert is made possible with the support of the New South Wales State Government.

Australia Network Chief Executive Bruce Dover said, "The concert and broadcast celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and provides a musical bridge between Australia and the region".

Australia Network will broadcast the entire event to forty-four countries throughout the region, including Malaysia. The broadcast will commence at 5:30pm on 16 January. Australia Network is on Astro Channel 521.