Day ' for Shaggy
By Sanath Weerasuriya
Popular singer Shaggy comes as the star of this
week's 'Original Music Competition', which is organised by M- Entertainment
in collaboration with TV Times.
This is the fourth
contest for the year 2003 and the 'Original Music Competition',
which is the longest running competition on TV Times, as usual give
away Sony CDs, audios, gift vouchers and posters to the readers
of TV Times.
the world as he never had before with Hotshot, his MCA debut. It
proved a true phenomenon, fuelled by the success of no.1 singles
like "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel", which hit no.1
in country after country ("Angel" became the biggest-selling
U.K. single for 2001 and it was a number one in Sri Lanka too).
Shaggy toured the world extensively, reaching all parts of the globe
including Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia/New Zealand and
Africa. He was in Sri Lanka too. His Lankan tour was one of the
most successful visits by a foreign artiste in recent times.
He won two
Billboard Music Awards, taking home honours for "Male Artist
of the Year", and "Male Album Artiste of the Year".
success began with the 1993 release of Pure Pleasure, his debut
album. The single "Oh Carolina" became one of the biggest
hits in U.K. pop history, and went on to top the charts in nine
other countries. With his 1995 album Boombastic, Shaggy found U.S.
success at last. The platinum-certified album won the 1995 Grammy
Award for Best Reggae Album, while the title track topped Billboard's
Reggae, R&B and Rap charts (it hit no.3 on the Pop charts as
also hit no.1 across Europe. Along with the hit title track, the
album featured a lively update of "In the Summertime"
and a sensational version of "The Train Is Coming", featured
in the film "Money Train". In September 1996, soon after
finishing his 1995/1996 world tour, Shaggy returned to the studio
to record his third album, Midnite Lover (1997).
he received a 2002 Brit Award for "Best International Male"
and was named "Best Selling Male Artist", "Best Selling
R&B Male Artiste," "Best Selling Pop Male Artiste"
and "Best Selling American Artiste" Awards at the 2002
World Music Awards. Shaggy also received an award for the "Best
Selling Album" at the 2002 June Awards in Canada. Altogether,
he not only emerged as a major international superstar, he opened
the door to reggae as a mainstream form of pop music, with top bands
like No Doubt drawing on the Dancehall flavours of Jamaican reggae
in their own music.
With his new
Big Yard/MCA label readying a slate of releases and Lucky Day ready
to drop, Shaggy has a minimum of slack time these days. But it's
all good as far as he's concerned. "I love making music,"
The album 'Lucky
Day' by Shaggy is now available at all M Entertainment authorized
All the winners
of previous contests can collect their prizes from Maharaja Entertainment
(Pvt) Ltd., at 330, T.B. Jayah Mw., Colombo 10.
To enter this
contest, all you have to do is to answer the question on the coupon
No.88 and send it to the address given below.
is "Listen to Original Music Contest, No. 88, C/o Maharaja
Entertainments (Pvt.) Ltd., 330, T. B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Tell: + 941672425-8,
Fax + 941699070. E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the entries
must be originals from the TV Times and no photocopies or faxes
will be entertained. All correct entries will be drawn by a panel
should reach the above address by March 4, the latest. The decision
of the judges will be final and the names of the winners will be
announced in The Sunday TV Times accordingly.
will be announced in next week's issue.
Here are the
winners of contest no. 86 . The winners of two Sony original CDs
are Adrian Cramer of Kotte and M.S. Hannan of Gampola.
Two audio cassette
winners are Natalia Tillekeratne of Kandana and M. Leanage of Colombo
10% off gift
Vouchers go to Rozana Shahabdeen of Dehiwela, S.A.R. Dissanayake
of Gampola, Petula Wijesinghe of Moratuwa, Nilusha of Balangoda,
Shafaaz Zabith of Dehiwela and C. Gunanayagam of Kandana.
are Janaka Abeyesundere of Colombo 6, Andrea Cramer of Colombo 9,
Nilupul Janapriya of Mt. Lavinia, Shehan Candappa of Colombo 15
and M. Azwin of Kandy.
'Wasantha Udanaya' from Victor
By Ranga Sirilal
Victor Rathnayake's "SA" entitled "Wasantha
Udanaya", an evening of Oriental music will be held at the
Elphinstone Theatre on March 1 at 3.30 and 6.30 p.m.
This musical evening is being organised by the Millennium Youth
Society of Kadawatha.
This show will
feature an Orchestra of more than fifteen musicians conducted by
veteran Victor Rathnayake.
he is the musician of his generation. Quite unassuming but talented,
Victor Rathnayake, who needs no introduction for his contribution
towards the local music scene, now celebrates 30 years in the field.
Victor is one
of the giants in this field who had made an immense contribution
to improve the quality of Sinhala music in recent years. Songs he
has sung cover a wide range from classical ragas to more popular
songs such as Aasha Niraasha Mawu, Adaraye Ulpatha Vu Amma, Api
Athata Athata, Api Okkoma Rajaawaru, Banninepa Podi Donita, Daiwayogaya,
Dewram Wehere, Hithamithuru Sulanga etc.
He bagged the
best music Director award in 1983 for Ariyarathna Withanage's Film
Athuru Mithuru. He also won the best Music Director award in 1987
for Sunil Ariyarathna's Siribo Aiya Film.
Sri Lanka Telecom and Sathosa will be sponsoring the show
Clifford Richards' Oldies Night in
Clifford Richards will bash it out again with another exhilarating
performance of Oldies Night music not to be missed on March 1 at
6.30pm at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel together with Dalreen and Sohan.
If you've been
to his first show 'Oldies Night - 1' at the GOH, in October last
year, which was a real sell out concert, you would've remembered
the mesmerizing performance on display that night with the best
loved hits of yesteryear.
singer, comperer, TV/radio presenter will be going up to the hills
this time to give all lovers of hits from way back in time in Kandy
a selection of evergreens of Elvis, Engelbert, Tom Jones, Jim Reeves
and many more.
That's not all
this is a concert with a sing-a-long segment with audience participation
which you're bound to enjoy!
at Rs.500 and Rs.300 are available at Orchid Splendour, Chanakaí's
Kandy, United Breweries Lanka Ltd., and at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel,
Night is organised by United Breweries
Police' at Lumbini Theatre
Police" a hilarious farce directed by Susil Gunarathne based
on a script written by the veteran Playwright Premaranjith Tilakaratne
will be staged on February 28 at Lumbini Theatre at 3.30 and 6.30
scene from 'Hora Police'
The story of
the play begins with the intrusion of a mentally deranged woman
into a posh flat occupied by a playboy belonging to the artistocratic
class, disrupting his proposed marriage to an arrogant fiancee with
a business background.
by a Police sergeant and the aggressive onslaught by the fugitive
woman's father - a notorious gangster, makes the young man almost
a hostage sandwiched between both the Law and the Underworld. The
ensuing comic episodes expose the vanity of current social values
and the present-day political antics. The policeman who arrests
the gangster finally runs away with the mad woman making a mockery
of the law itself.
The cast includes
such versatile actors as Gamini Hettiarachchi, Nimanthi Porage,
Ravindra Yasas, Wijeratne Warakagoda, Badra Nandanie and Susil Gunaratne
along with Dulini Ranasinghe and Saman Chandana. The sets and costumes
have been designed by Heenatigala Premadasa while Jananath Warakagoda,
a talented newcomer provides the musical score. Jayantha Abeyratne
is in charge of make-up while the play is being presented by Chandana