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The Colombo Music Festival

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A gathering of Sri Lankan musicians and guests will be held between 24-26 August 2012. It will be organized by Mantra Moods, Waters Edge, M Entertainment, in association with the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau.  “We have so much to offer as one of the most ancient civilizations known to mankind, culture, art, music, song and dance, that has received world acclaim.

Therefore, it is time to showcase some of this on one common platform in our own country through a festival of music”, said Chairperson Mantra Moods, Haadia Galely.

“It is our aim to promote “Music the Magic of South Asia” at Senses and Soul, and exert a positive and healing influence across all communities, whether they are resident in Sri Lanka or overseas.” Galely went on to say that an invitation was being extended to each and every expatriate Sri Lankan musician as well to participate in this unique event.

The festival will present a “Montage” of music, comprising world (fusion), oriental, folk, choral, pop, jazz, western as well as eastern classical music. Apart from the performances by the host of artistes who will be present for the festival; workshops, discussions, performances for aspiring artistes is on the cards. It will also include the initiation of the “Senses and Soul Federation of the Performing Arts.” A regional food festival featuring the best of local cuisine will be held around the city, selling local handicrafts and other produce related to the festival will all be part and parcel “Senses and Soul.”

The funds generated from the Colombo Music Festival will be disbursed amongst selected charities, and towards the development of talented artistes, while the Festival itself will be governed by a set of laws which will be in the interests of musicians, as well as what they produce and perform.

The official website of the festival will be launched shortly and it is the fervent wish of the organizers that all Sri Lankans will be united through the universal language of music.  Further details can be obtained through the festival secretariat or calling +94722455621 (Shanali) between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.     

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