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More than words

More than words

“Good words are worth much, and cost little” –  George Herbert said that. Now this might hold true in most situations in life, but when it comes to Scrabble, there is no such thing as words costing little. In fact, the players will squeeze every last possible point out of that word. Welcome to a world [...]

Step back into the 90’s

Whizz back in time to the last two decades of the former millennium this Friday at 80’s and 90’s night at the Colombo Swimming Club. Organizers Anil Balasuriya and DJ Nitesh Ghavri are looking forward to take what they call a ‘non-clichéd’  trip back in time, with music that is both nostalgic and original from [...]

Her song

Her name is pronounced ‘Neeve’ and in Irish mythology her namesake is the daughter of the sea god. “She was in her own right the Queen of the land of eternal youth. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?” asks Niamh Evans, smiling. At just 15, the young singer and songwriter has signed with the [...]

Caught on camera

‘Dance in a Trance’, an exhibition of choreographed motion caught in time by veteran photographer Henry Rajakaruna is to be held from Saturday, August 18 – 20 Mr. Rajakaruna is perhaps one of the country’s most experienced and recognized photographers, having won numerous awards for his work both here and abroad. These 50 photographs that [...]

The kids are alright

The kids are alright

The Piccolinis-literally translated as ‘the little ones’ stole the show recently at Peshali Yapa’s ‘Call It What You Want’. The kids were absolutely adorable, clutching teddy bears and seated cross-legged on the floor. One knows that when you put adorable kids into the equation their singing capabilities hardly matter-but the Piccolinis rose to the task [...]

Full on festival

With the ‘Senses and Soul’ Colombo Music Festival just days away, festival founder and director Haadia Galely tells the Mirror Magazine that everything is falling into place. It’s an exciting time as artists begin to arrive and the last of the tickets go on sale. A festival on this scale is still something so new [...]

Vocal Enigma unites singers from all walks of life

Vocal Enigma unites singers from  all walks of life

It goes without saying a choral group that constantly makes an apparently easy shift between musical genres of the 18th and 21st centuries, is something of an enigma to its audience. It is on this strength that Sri Lanka’s newest choral group- Vocal Enigma- plans to make waves in the choral music scene, beginning with [...]

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