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Nothing but electrifying
Ishani Ranasinghe meets the talent behind Razzmatazz – an evening of dance, music and much more, organised by the interactors of Visakha Vidyalaya
An event that will be exciting. Razzma-tazz… Electrifying it sounds… and that is exactly what it’s going to be, quips the organising committee when I met them last week to have a chat.

For the past few months these fifteen girls have been going around collecting money, making numerous phone calls, facing disappointments, nearly giving it all up and it all comes down one day of excellent music and dance.

“This is definitely something new for our school,” says Sachini Jagathpriya Project Chairperson talking about this show, which will be the main finance project for their Interact year. They add that they have never done a project of this nature before, which makes the whole experience quite interesting.

Speaking about the show, it is going to be three hours of non-stop music teamed up with some amazing dance performances… and let’s not forget the atmosphere that is going to be created by the crowd.

Taking the stage for Razzmatazz will be five bands that will keep you going into the night. Independent Square, Centigradez, Jada, Frisk and Scepterra will definitely be crowd pleasers, while the hewisi band of S. Thomas College will bring in an essence of tradition to the night. And then bringing in a bit of dance will be students from Visakha Vidyalaya and Ladies’ College.

As for the dance segments, they say it will be a mix of Indian, hip hop and Latin American combined with a lot more. All of which will definitely be something to look forward to. This will be fun and different… and after everything I heard I find it hard to think otherwise.

They say it’s the first time they are handling a project of this nature and for some of them it’s their first time to be a part of an organising committee. So what has it been like planning such a project with everything going on around them?

“Well I did enjoy it a lot,” says Palika Withana to which everyone nods in agreement. But they all agree that it has also been somewhat tough. They do have to juggle their schoolwork, extracurricular activities with the endless organising part of the project. Of course they had to go through the whole project being cancelled a few days before the concert because of the tsunami. “We had to start all over again,” says Sachini adding that they had to change venues with some of the bands pulling out. With everything they still remain very positive adding, “We do have to work hard, but I think we all gained a lot from this.”

So as April comes to an end make sure you mark the day on the calendar, as ‘Razzmatazz’ will be one concert you should remember to attend. Razzmatazz will thrill the audience on April 30 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium from 7 p.m. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Sri Punyakani Vidyalaya Mount Lavinia and Waishaka Vidyalaya, Wellawatte while another will be used for tsunami rebuilding.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 350, 300, 250 and 200 The main sponsor for this event is Slimline, while the media sponsors are ETV and TNL Radio.


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