Music and arts across South Asia

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Colombo, February 8 (newsin.asia): Wednesday’s stunning performance by a symphony orchestra comprising Sri Lankan and Indian musicians under the baton of Indo-American Viswa Subbaraman, led the audience to believe that it was time South Asia, torn by conflicts for the last 70 years, eschewed animosities and conflicts and got together to revive those strands of South Asian history which had...

Bangladeshi fusion band Chirkutt struck a chord with Lankans

Bangladeshi fusion band Chirkutt struck a chord with Lankans

By Purnima Pilapitiya Colombo, February 5 (Sunday Times): When Bangladeshi band Chirkutt took the stage at the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival, audiences were treated to a unique brand of Bangla music which may even strike a chord at home in Sri Lanka. Many have tried to label the internationally acclaimed band from “urban folk”, to “bluegrass”, but its members...

Music director Ilayaraja gets India’s second highest award –Padma Vibhushan

Music director Ilayaraja gets India’s second highest award –Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi, January 25 (newsin.asia): South Indian music director Ilayaraja is among three outstanding personalities who will be receiving India's second highest award - Padma Vibhushan - from the President of India as part of the country's Republic Day celebrations. Ilayaraja was conferred the third highest award Padma Bhushan in 2010. Classical musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan from Maharashtra and P...

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