A. R. Rahman redefined contemporary Indian film music and put Indian music on the global map in a way that no other Indian composer did. In 2014, Berklee College of Music conferred A. R. Rahman with an honorary doctor of music degree. Berklee faculty and students paid tribute to the living legend who joined them on select pieces in a concert celebrating his music and life at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Mr. Rahman’s visit was a signature event under Berklee India Exchange, as a platform for cultural conversation, through the collaboration and performance of original Indian music.
Source: Berklee College of Music