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Celebrated all female choir “Soul Sounds” will present the concert “Celebrating Women” on International Women’s’ Day, March 8. It is a concert with a message! Soul Sounds are working with the Zonta 1 Club of Colombo and all proceeds of the show will go to Zonta’s ‘Violence Against Women’ project. “I think given the rise of violence against women globally, and also given the fact that Soul Sounds is an all female choir, it was only apt that we foster this cause,” said choir director, Soundarie David Rodrigo.
“In Sri Lanka too, although it is seldom talked about, the problem is prevalent. It is not just about empowerment, but Soul Sounds will through songs that talk about values such as respect, dignity of women etc. bring home the message.” They have organised many concerts like this before. Apart from their annual seasonal concert at the Cinnamon Grand ‘Moods of Christmas’, Soul Sounds’ recent offerings include “Celebrating the life of Whitney”, “A tribute to Michael”, “Song of Thanksgiving” etc. “Our repertoire constantly varies,” says Soundarie.
This time audiences can expect a mix of the old and new. The 22-member choir is known for their gospel and soul music, and will present new renditions of favourite pop songs, with a little bit for everyone, including some very recent hits. “So actually this concert calls out to the younger generation, after all they are the future, and it is they who will carry this strong message we want to send out!” added Soundarie.
“Celebrating Women” will be held on March 8 at the Lionel Wendt at 7.30 p.m. Tickets priced at Rs. 2,000, 1,500, 1,000, 750 and 500 are available at the Wendt.
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