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‘Senses and Soul’ to be unveiled

Aug 26, 2011 3:12:11 PM - www.ft.lk

‘Senses and Soul’: The Colombo Music Festival’, an unprecedented musical event of great cultural significance will be officially announced at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla on 31 August, 2011. The music festival will also serve as an outstanding platform for tourism and invigorating the national image.

It is slated to be held from 24 to 26 August, 2012 organized by Mantra Moods, Waters Edge and M Entertainment in association with the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau. According to the organizers the objective of the festival is to promote the Sri Lankan musical diversity, showcase its musical achievements and foster inter-communal harmony.

Mantra Moods Chairperson Haadia Galely explained that the festival aims to promote ‘Music the Magic of South Asia’ and to exert a positive and healing influence across all communities, whether they are residents in Sri Lanka or overseas.
The festival will present a montage of music, comprising of 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 are 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 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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