INDIKA UPAMALI EFFERVERSCENT THREE DECADE VOYAGE IN CELEBRITY, SENIOR LECTURER IN CHARGE OF APPIED MUSIC POSSESSING A RARE TONAL ADORNED VOICE – by Sunil Thenabadu Indika Upamali  is the well renowned singer, composer, director and a senior lecturer in the university of Visual and Performing Arts. Indika is a household name in singing circles  locally and Internationally. She is perhaps the most competent in the music field as a singer having  learnt Opera music under her Guru Deshamanya Kala Keerthi Dr Premasiri Khemadasa better known as “Khemadasa Master”. Master had explored various styles of music from around the world had successfully revolutionized  developing a unique style of music the ”Opera” music combining Sinhala folk tunes, hindustani, western and other streams of music to make compositions of a unique style adapting them to fit into more precisely to contemporary music. Opera is  form of art that relates a story through music ...

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Handagama returns to theatre with A Death at an Antique Shop-BY ANURADHA KODAGODA Source:Sundayobserver It is indeed exciting news for all theatre lovers that the avant-garde filmmaker of our time, veteran artiste Asoka Handagama returns to stage after three decades with his latest theatrical venture A death at an Antique Shop this month. His second coming on stage is since his last theatre production Magatha, which was awarded the best original play at the State Drama Festival in 1989. Being an avant-garde filmmaker in the country, Handagama’s artistic approaches have always been an encouragement for many generations and this time his return to stage is expected to help revive Sri Lankan theatre, which has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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