The cultural initiative of the Global Harmony Art Foundation was the music premiere of cult Indian composer Allah Rakha Rahman, whose extensive body of work for film and stage earned him the nickname "the Mozart of Madras".
He contributed a song to the soundtrack of Spike Lee's Inside Man (2006) and cowrote the score for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). However, his true breakthrough to Western audiences came with Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches saga Slumdog Millionaire (2008). Rahman's score, which captured the frenzied pace of life in Mumbai's underclass, dominated the awards circuit in 2009.
Allah Rakha Rahman collected a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for best music as well as a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best score. He also won the Academy Award for best song for "Jai Ho" a Latin-infused dance track that accompanied the film's closing Bollywood-style dance number. Rahman's streak continued at the Grammy Awards in 2010, where he collected the prize for best soundtrack and "Jai Ho" was again honoured as best song appearing on a soundtrack.
Rahman's later notable scores included those for the films 127 Hours (2010) – for which he received another Academy Award nomination – and the Hindi-language movies Rockstar (2011), Raanjhanaa (2013), Highway (2014), and Beyond the Clouds (2017). In addition, he scored the biopic Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016). Today Rahman's albums sold more than 100 million copies.
At the initiative of the Global Harmony Art Foundation, the best works of the brilliant composer were performed by Kyiv Classic Orchestra (Ukraine) under the leadership of Herman Makarenko in celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN).