Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building

Doors Open- 5:30pm
a benefit concert

About the Concert

This concert will aspire to go beyond the borders of daily human limitations and intends to transport you to a zone of self-refinement. Join AR Rahman and his ensemble on a spiritual musical experience to elevate your spirit.

This will be a benefit concert as parts of the proceeds will go towards healing the families affected by the Gaja Cyclone in Tamil Nadu, India. IDRF is our charity partner. To donate, click here

Academy and Grammy Award winner, AR Rahman will be performing his FIRST ever spiritual music concert in Canada. AR Rahman, with Javed Ali, Shivmani, and his team of backup singers and orchestra will be singing these spiritually uplifting songs.

“I feel elevated when I do songs affirming the oneness of the creator and glorifying his presence! Songs like Khawaja mere Khawaja, Maula, Kun Faya Kun have found a deep connect with so many of you, and this connect has aspired me to go on this journey with you”. – A R Rahman.

A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Nicknamed “The Mozart of Madras”, Rahman has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums across over half a dozen languages.

Among his awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India. In 2009, Rahman was included on the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre, Rahman is one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists. In a notable career spanning two decades, Rahman has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Indian film music and thus contributing to the success of several films.

Rahman is currently one of the highest paid composers of the motion picture industry. He is a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for beneficial causes and supporting charities.

“The philosophy and teachings of Sufis brought about a change in my life. It has influenced my music, it made me look at my inner self and meaning of my existence in more depth. Influenced by this and much more, my Sufi compositions kept coming in praise of the ones who have blessed me with spiritual abundance. Though I feel unworthy of many things, they have been bestowed upon me due to their prayers” – A R Rahman

Doors open at 530pm and we aim to start the show as soon as the guests are seated.

Concert will last for 2+ hours

Yes, there will be desi delicacies of snacks for this program available to purchase. However, no alcohol will be served or allowed to be consumed.

No, In order to cover the cost of the program there is a separate ticket for this concert. However, there will be a discounted combo tickets available for attendees looking to purchase both convention and concert tickets.

Yes,  In order to receive your discount, please purchase one of the combo tickets.

There is only one set of tickets for this program. You are welcome to bring children to the program as it will be a family program, however due to the seated nature of the program, there are no children specific tickets.

This is a sufi music concert where AR Rahman and his orchestra will be performing on the songs from the Sufi music genre (Qawwali etc)

There are several options when buying tickets:

1) Online www.Sulekha.com/rahman

2) Email us at us.sulekha@sulekha.net.

3) Phone. You can purchase tickets over the phone 1-512-788-5300

4) RIS Convention attendees looking to purchase discounted tickets for this program, please purchase one of the combo tickets.

All sales are final. No Refunds will be issued under any circumstance unless an event is canceled or rescheduled.

If your event is canceled, in most cases you won’t need to do a thing; we will inform you of the cancellation and refund the amount you paid for your tickets, on the same payment method used for purchase. By purchasing tickets you are accepting these terms. If you have any questions, please email at us.sulekha@sulekha.net or call 1-512-788-5300

Contact and Ticketing Information



For ticketing inquiries: Email: us.sulekha@sulekha.net or Phone 1-512-788-5300

For Directions and Parking for MTCC- Please visit: http://www.mtccc.com/locations/getting-here/

For RIS Convention Attendees Looking for a Discount code: info@risconcert.com.
(Include your Online Order ID, number of individuals and a name)

For Sponsorship Inquiries: Phone: Amir Shamsi 1-416-662-7861

For specific event inquiries: Email- info@risconcert.com

Attendees looking to attend the convention and the concert can purchase combo  tickets

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