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Western music had also had its influence in Sri Lanka. Western music with a slight classical touch was studied and performed in Sri Lanka after the British colonization in the country. Western music had its influence in the upper middle class families and among the pedagogues and students. It did not influence the folk lore group of farmers and cart drivers. The western music spread all over the country of Sri Lanka after performances and orchestra establishments.

Open Drama Theater gave rise to the recorded music culture in Sri Lanka. Recorded songs were telecasted in the radio and this spread Sinhala music to distant countries. Folk songs were also popularized and their style impressed the western countries. Several urban people started to learn folk lore to understand the culture and style of life in the ancient Sri Lanka

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Sinhala music is a hybrid of the three great branches of music culture. It was result of the Buddhist influence in the nation, the Portugal colonization and the Indian culture during the commercial benefits of Bollywood cinema. Sri Lanka had its own music during the ancient times before all these three factors influenced it. However, when Buddhist arrived at Sri Lanka their religious influence on the music was strong. After Buddhist arrival, the Portuguese came to colonize the country when it introduced new techniques and new instruments. They brought with them the guitars and ukuleles. They started introducing the cantiga ballads. After them came the African people who brought with them the baila. Sri Lankan music was already diverse with people from diverse geography contributing to the single source of music. It became more divers with the influence of Buddhist and Portugal arrival.

Sinhala Music

Sri Lanka is the land of music. The annals of history states that when Prince Vijaya stepped on the land of Sri Lanka heard music and saw dance on shore. Music and dance were a part of this nation. The tribal had them in their blood and they were so good musicians that they invented the drums that are now used all across the world. Their fondness towards music was portrayed in all scripts and sculptures depicting Sri Lanka and its history.

Though the system was so imperfect, it has taken all efforts to rise to giant’s song nation in the world. With several cultures’ influence, the music of Sri Lanka had great inheritance and mixtures. It took years for a perfect music to emerge out of the cloud and dust.

Pundit Amaradeva is the maestro of the Sinhala music. It is a great honor for the Sri Lankan people to have a musician whose music has not only taken Sinhala music to heights but has also ruled the industry for than five decades. Though several famous musicians arrived, the early arrival of Amaradeva not only gave the music a good rise but also proved to be pure in its form. His uniqueness in music has not been influenced by any hybrid culture that has affected the country of Sri Lanka.

It might be challenging to manage flood from a single side, but not from all sides. However, Amaradeva managed the flood of foreign culture into Sinhala music with ease. He gave a direction to the field and established his step in its path. Apart from the older generation, even the younger generation youths like his music style. They are so elegant and even more gracious when sung in his voice. The success of music lies in its ability to create emotions in the minds of people without communicating in words. Amaradeva's music was so successful in creating such emotions.

His astonishing music collection always could bring back memories of our own culture and motherland wherever we reside. His music and songs are more famous outside Sri Lanka for one reason that most of the Sri Lankans who live in foreign nations hear his songs to commemorate their thrust towards motherland.

Other famous musicians were Sunil Santha, Rukmani Devi, C.T. Fernando, Ajith Bandara, Givanthi Ekanayake, Cliff Foenander, Annesley Malewana, Mohammed Gauss, Clarence Wijewardane, Keerthi Pasquel, Priya Suriyasena, Geethadeva Hemalal, Nithi Kanagaratnam, R. Jothipala, Kumar Navaratnam, Nihal Nelson, Thejana Abeydeera, Somathilaka Jayamaha and Pundit Amaradeva.

Sri Lankan Music

The famous musical instruments that gave the best music of Sri Lanka were hybrid. Many scripts about music all over the world say that most of the musical instruments in the world originated from the tribal population’s inventions in Sri Lanka. Though lots of them were forgotten over the year, few survived.

1.      Gata Bera: A Gata Bera is played with two hands. It has two heads and it is barrel shaped. It is similar to the drums now played in India Festivals. It is also called as the Kandyan Drum. The structure of the Gata Bera is that two drums will be attached on their sides such that they sit adjacent to each other and musician sits in front of it to play it with his hands.

2.      Yak Bera: Yak Bera also has two heads but it is a single structure where the there is a single drum with two sides, one in the left and the other in the right. The musician has to either keep them in his lap or have a cloth tying the drum to his shoulders. This is played either by standing with drums hanging on stomach or sitting with drums resting on lap.

3.      Thammatama: Thammatama is a twin-drum usual used to announce in a countryside. It is played with sticks and was not used for music in the initial days. It was played on streets for government announcements to people.

4.      Udakkiya: Udakkiya is an interesting instrument where the drum is in the shape of an hourglass. The musician uses one hand to play the drum and the other hand is used to tighten or loosen the strength of the cloth that tensions the drum right in the middle.

5.      Hand Rabana: Hand Rabana is more or less like the Tambourine. It does not have metal jingles. It is played with both the hands.

6.      Bench Rabana: Bench Rabana has three or four Rabanas together where almost eight individuals play on individual Rabanas to give different mixture of music.

7.      Daula: Daula is a hybrid musical instrument that it is a two-headed drum where on one side, the hand is used and on the other side, a stick is used. By this set-up, they can provide two types of music right in the first instrument.

Most of the music instruments found in Sri Lanka are now used worldwide to give glory to the music. Sri Lanka is the birthplace of so many drum instruments.

Why This Kolaveri Di

Although this song is not a Sinhala Song or a Tamil song from Sri Lanka, it is a good song to listen.The song was made in neighbouring Indian state of Tamil Nadu.  The song has made waves not just in Tamil Nadu but across India and even places such as Japan are dancing to the tune. The song has been written and sung by Dhanush who also happens to be son-in-law of the famous Tamil actor Rajnikant. The composer of the song is 23 year old Anirudh. According to the producers of the song, the song was written in less than 10 minutes and composed in just 20.    

So here goes the song; Why This Kolaveri Di.

The song is in English so its fairly easy to understand. However the accent is very much Tamil. Once you read the lyrics of the song, its quite straight forward to understand the song.

The lyrics of the "Why This Kolaveri Di" song;

yo boys i am singing song
soup song
flop song
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
rhythm correct
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
maintain this
why this kolaveri..di

distance la moon-u moon-u
moon-u  color-u  white-u
white background night-u nigth-u
night-u color-u black-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

white skin-u girl-u girl-u
girl-u heart-u black-u
eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
my future dark

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

maama notes eduthuko
apdiye kaila snacks eduthuko
pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
sariya vaasi
super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4

whaa wat a change over maama
ok maama now tune change-u

kaila glass
only english..

hand la glass
glass la scotch
eyes-u full-aa tear-u
empty life-u
girl-u come-u
life reverse gear-u
lovvu lovvu
oh my lovvu
you showed me bouv-u
cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
i want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u

this song for soup boys-u
we dont have choice-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

flop song

Sri Lankan Girls

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After the growth of the Sinhala movies, several actors and actresses joined the horde to show their performance. Sinhala movies though are quite few in number had a good amount of artists to play the movies.

Some of them were quite famous than the others and some had extra-ordinary talents which got recognition from the world. One such great actress is Malini Fonseka. Do you think it is a very easy task for an Actress from Sri Lanka to get fame in Hollywood? It was difficult for Malini too. Especially she was an older generation artist and it requires more than just effort to get to such a renowned place. Her strong acting skills and the gift from her family had taken her to this boon. Her brother who was a director introduced her to the Sri Lankan movie industry when she was too young. She was the youngest artist at that time and she won the best actress award right after two years after her entry into the industry. Her practice in stage acting has helped her in this venture. She directed few Television shows too. She got her recognition from Bollywood in 1977 and Russia film industry recognized her talents even before that in 1975.
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When one artist gets opportunity right from the family, another artist gets opportunity right from her inborn talents. It was the Lankan girl Rukmani Devi the most pleasant voiced child during her School days. She had sung Christian carols in church. During one of her singing event, a drama director saw her talents and wanted her to play the lead role of “Sita” in the drama “Ramayana”. Soon she was associated with many drama companies and she played good roles. During these venture the Lankan girl made a close association with a dramatist, actor and singer Jayamanne whom she married soon. This initiated the beginning of her career, which spun for more than four decades. The specialty in her acting was that she sung her own songs, which gave the movie a special feel. This gave a turning point in her life. She became a singer after the acting career and gave several good songs in her lifetime. She achieved best actress and best singer award during her time.

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Siren Sexy Girl Poster Martin Jacobsen Butt Poster Print, 24x36 Poster Print, 24x36Some of the other famous  Sri Lankan girls are Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka, Ramani Bartholomeusz, Sarala Kariyawasam, Iranganie Serasinghe, Geetha Kumarasinghe, Sachini Ayendra Stanley, Damitha Abeyratne, Yashoda Wimaladharma, Maureen Hingert, Sriyani Amarasena, Anoja Weerasinghe, Vasanthi Chathurani, Dilhani Ekanayake, Shanthi Lekha, Nita Fernando, Menik Kurukulasuriya, Denawaka Hamine, Yashoda Wimaladharma, Swarna Mallawarachchi, Pooja Umashankar and Sangeetha Weeraratne. In fact, this list is precisely the whole lot of Sinhala actresses.

Sinhala Movies

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Srilankan Cinema had its origin in the south Indian cinema. Inauguration of the Singhalese cinema was in 1947 when S.M.Nayagam produced the first Singhalese movie Kadawunu Poronduwa. However, it was not a great success, the effort stood as a gateway to initiate movie industry in Sri Lanka. Most of the conventions and plans for a good cinema were already laid ell in South India, especially Tamil Nadu. Hence developing a Singhalese movie following these pre-established conventions was easier.

It took the Srilankan movie directors to go outside of these Tamil studio conventions. The first film that was sot outdoors was the Gambada Sundari. Interesting is the fact on how the sounds were record during that time. It was 1950 when this outdoor film was shot and the sound was recorded on spot. This means that they had to withstand crowd and outside sound to give a proper audio. After all the efforts, the film was successfully screened in Colombo in the same year.

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Other early movies like Rekawa, Sandesaya and Kurulu Bedda also followed the same story conventions of south Indian families and their emotions. This convention was also borrowed from South India. Though Rekawa’s was acclaimed to have a good story and screenplay, it did not hit so much profit as the Gambada Sundari. However, Rekawa was special in that it portrayed the culture of Sri Lanka. The next film that followed the path of Rekawa was the Gamperaliya. Since it was shot outdoors, the scenes were so realistic. The film won the Silver Peacock award in the New Delhi International Film Festival. This turned out to be a good start for the Srilankan movies. Many movies were directed during the late 1960s.

The decade 1970 was so tensed and vibrant for Sri Lanka movie industry. Though most of the films broke the regular convention of borrowing from Indian films, most of the commercial films continued borrowing from India. Many famous films like Bambaru Awith, Ahas Gauwa, Gehenu Lamai and Ganga Addara were directed and produced by youngsters and women. Apart from common people, artists and poets also came forward in rendering their ability into a film. Thun Man Handiya was given by the famous poet Dharmasena Pathiraja.

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Recent film Sulanga Enu Pinisa, a creation of Jayasundara’s won the Camera d'Or in the Cannes Film Festival. The recent projection of Srilankan movies is about relationships in family, culture of Srilankan and that of India, war between the Tamil Tigers and Military. Significant growth of a movie industry can be visualized if it has started to look into the current projection of problems in its society. Srilankan movie industry has started seeing this projection of problems. Path of light would soon follow the industry. 

Sinhalese folk songs - Sinhala Kavi

The Sri Lankan folk music is the very famous countryside music for any country. In Sri Lanka, the folk music is called as the Kavi. The folk lore is the time pass for farmers, miners and cart drivers. They generally sing about the culture of Sri Lanka and their muscular work. Sri Lankan Folk music is the cultural expression especially accompanied with rituals and daily work. It is mostly sung during the festivals, work and entertainment. Apart from Kavi, another great style in the Sri Lanka folk music is called as the virindu. It is played with drums Rabana whereas Kavi does not usually require a musical instrument. In traditional Sri Lanka, virindu was played as a competition, where two musicians compete with each other by playing Rabana and singing virindu.
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