VALE – HASSAN MUSAFER An early picture of Raj and Serendib with Hassan Musafer (centre) Source: Daily Island, June 30, 2020 The death of Hassan Musafer, at the age of 66, has certainly come as a shock to many, in the music scene. Hassan was a reputed drummer, who performed with several well-known bands, including Mignonne and the Jetliners, and also Serendib, with Raj Senewiratne at the helm. ...

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“LEGENDS OF LANKA” – By Des Kelly While we can “boast” many “Legends of Lanka” both past and present, Legends in almost every field of Endeavour, there would also have to be the journalistic “Legends” to write about all the  singular achievements of these people, and today, I would like to introduce a Lankan Journalist who has really “been there & done that”. To “face-book” fans, he needs no introduction at all. He makes his “comments” regularly on F.B., pulls no punches, with articulate abandon, and, best of all, (for me), is a personal friend.       I speak to Joe Vanlangenberg often and never fail to be amazed by the fact that there is hardly a single Vocalist, Male or Female, Group, Band, or Music Conglomeration that Joe isn’t familiar with. This particular article goes back to the days of Donavan Andree, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, in old Ceylon, as we knew ...

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