Sri Lankan Rock Festival'
Levis Great Sri Lankan Rock 2003' is the event focused on providing
a platform that would not only encourage Sri Lankan artistes to
perform in India, and vice versa.
This Rock concert
will be held at the Viharamaha Devi open air stadium on February
8. Under the said event, a talent search would be conducted culminating
on January 31 and five Sri Lankan bands will be selected.
All bands who
have original songs are eligible to enter this competition and they
should submit their demo tapes before January 31.
five bands will be on stage, at 'Great Sri Lankan Rock Festival'
on February 8.
will be flown to India to take part in 'Levis Great Indian Rock
Festival 2003' in Delhi on February 22 and 23.
will feature the winning twelve bands of Indian competition and
the Sri Lanka band.
The grand winner
will be going to USA as understudy to top rock bands in world music
winner in India 'Orange Street' too will be in action in Colombo
with five Lankan bands.
This will be
an ideal opportunity for Lankan talent. Contact TV Times, Yes FM
or MTV for details.
The top songs
of the Sri Lankan bands will be released on a compilation CD. This
compilation CD will be released in both Sri Lanka and India through
the RSJ magazine the organisers of the project.
Anandian's '95 Showdown
To Millennium', the popular musical show will be held on January
24 at the National Youth Centre Maharagama at 6.30 p.m.
The show is
organised by 'Old Anandian's '95 Group' in order to raise funds
for their charity projects. As the main project for the year 2002/03,
the Group has decided to launch a Scholarship Fund with the objective
of financially assisting the needy students at Ananda. The show
will feature La Ceylonions, Deepal Silva, Susil Fernando, Priyantha
Fernando, Indrani Perera, A.E. Manoharan, Ronnie Leitch, Rajiv Sebastian,
Ranil Mallawarachchi, Rukantha and Chandralekha, Nirosha Virajini,
'Dayan and Lakshman' and 'Bathiya and Santhush'.
Classical music recital by Sanath
Sangeeth Nipun Sanath Nandasiri will present an evening
of classical and semi clasical music on January 24 at 6.30 p.m.
at the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo.
is a classical singer as well as a semi classical creative singer.
He had studied music for nine years in India and obtained Vishrad
in tabla and vocal music in 1959-1965 period. During the period
1990-1993, he graduated as Vocal Nipun at Bathkande Sangeeth Vidyapith
at Lucknowand .
to his homeland he joined as an Instructor of the Government Music
College. When the College assumed university status and was affiliated
to the University of Kelaniya, he served as a senior lecturer and
as the Head of the Dept. of Music at the Institute of Aesthetic
has devoted his entire life to imparting music and performing. His
varied capabilities in the music field are indeed a rare phenomenon.
He has gained fame in the classical field of music, in the film
world as well as art music. He has won a State award and many other
awards from other organisations for his contribution towards the
field of classical and semi classical music.
studied tabla under eminent exponents in India such as Ahamad Jhan
Thirakwa and vocal music under equally distinguished artiste G.
Ustad Mokshat Ali, Pandit Hari Shanker Misra and Ustad Rahimudeen
The recital is open to the public free of charge.
"Buy Originals Only"
Home Entertainment & Communications Ltd. (HECL) is the
pioneering promoter of the original VCD and VHS cassettes in Sri
Lanka. TV Times joined in hand to promote popular movies and music
on original VCD and VHS. This will boost the copyrights of artistes,
actors, actresses, lyric writers, music and film directors, producers
'TV Times &
Entertainment' in collaboration with Home Entertainment and Communications
Ltd. (HECL), launched a monthly quiz in last September to help the
project "Buy Originals Only" and this is the fifth leg
of the competition.
To win an original VCD dic or original VHS cassette of your choice
from Home Entertainment & Communications Ltd. (HECL), all you
need to do is to answer the January 2003 Question in the Coupon
on TV Times( Given below) and send it pasted on a post card to 'Home
Entertainment & Communications Ltd., Liberty Cinemas Building,
35, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3 on or before January 31.
to theJanuary quiz will be published on the first Sunday of February
quiz was - 'Who plays 'Rock Star' in the movie of that title'
The lucky winner of this Quiz will be entitled to one original VCD
disc or one original VHS cassette of he/her choice from Home Entertainment
& Communications Ltd. (HECL). The answer to the December Quiz
is " Mark Whalberg".
The lucky winner
is Sasanke Jayawardena of 67A, Heenpandala Road, Galle. The winner
could call over with his/her ID Card and collect the prize from
the above address between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on any weekday.
Lane for 'Nirvanaya'
'Sixth Lane' is the name of the newst trio in the
Lanka's music scene.
Their debut album consisisting fourteen varied songs named 'Nirvanaya'
will be launched early next month.
Charles Lakshan and Chamath Janaka started their musical career
way back in 1999. They started creating their own songs and some
of their songs are now fetured on radio.
popular teen programme 'Heart Beat' was their launching pad to the
world of music and they have become quite popular among teenagers
with their song 'Wassanaya'. 'Nirvanaya' album is a collection of
rock, rap, country and garage music.
'Tea Leaves', 'Mamini' and 'Mal Pethlhak' are rap songs and the
song 'Aale' is a country song.
The title song
'Nirvanaya' has a popular type rhythm and 'Sanda Wahtiye' is a hard
rock song sung by leader Hiran.
'Dinayaka Obama' 'Samada' and 'Amma' are too popular songs among
'We will be
releasing our debut album soon and hope to give few a visual status,
is a hard rock song on Swarnavahini's 'Heart Beat' and we will be
doing their second visual for the programme soon he said.
They have four
more tracks and will be selecting two songs for the album.
'We haven't finalized the rest of the two songs, but we have done
four songs already, they said.
is planning to have a debut concert soon.
'But it will be after the launch and we are going to invite all
new talents on to the stage they said.
: The latest talent machine
girl Nadine is a multi talented musician, who bagged 'Young Musician
of the Year' title in 1998 and has become a finalist of showboat
Karaoke Championship 2001 and 2002.
is a past pupil of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya.
'I started my
music career at the age of 3 with my mother from whom I learned
my basics. I commenced Piano lessons at the age of 5 and since passed
Grade 8 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London
under the guidance of Soundarie David.' She said.
is preparing for the ABRSM Diploma and ATCL.
my singing lessons with Mrs. Irangani Wickramasinghe and thereafter
with Menaka de Fonseka Sahabandu and has passed grades 7 & 8
from the Royal School of Music and Trinity College of Music London
respectively and is currently preparing for the Diploma'. Nadine
explained. She won prizes at exams and competitions and have also
taken lessons in Violin, Ballet, Speech & Drama and passed exams
in these disciplines as well.
'My first public
performance was at the age of 10. I wish to further my studies in
Muisc and develop my own style in singing. I hope to be a performer
in Paino and singing while my ultimate goal would be to record my
originals and make them popular in my country and abroad. I also
take pleasure in singing Gospel Music. I am planning to have my
own music school and share my God given talents with the future
generation." she emphasises.
Nadine is planning
to embark on a great singing career in the Sri Lankan Music scene
in the near future. Already she had a couple of stints with a popular
Bonsoir for Bookworms
Bonsoir this week is all about books, established French
writers and those trying to make a name for themselves; Paris based
publishing houses and very special little bookshops and lending
libraries in Maradana.
will also be taking a look at a major event which took place in
Paris when the ashes of Alexandre Dumas the world known author of
"The 3 Musketeers'' and "The Count of Monte Christo"
were brought into the Pantheon; an 18th century monument which was
once a church and later used to bury the ashes of people who had
played an important role in France's past.
also show the snippets of two painting exhibitions of Basil Cooray
and Geethanjali Ranamukarachchi which took place at the Alliance
Francaise of Colombo recently.
produced by Sumaya Samarasinghe. The programme is presented by Aminta
Paiva and narrated by Arnila Gunaratne.
Bonsoir @ 9.30
pm on Monday on Channel Eye