Paraya: A short review

I (along with three others) was invited by The Sunday Times to write a short review of Paraya, the latest production by the Mind Adventures theatre company. It was published on the Mirror Magazine and you can find it at I’m reproducing my review here. Mind Adventures is one of the few reasons (another being… Continue reading Paraya: A short review

Guest Post – Review: Cantando Cello Ensemble: Lionel Wendt: July 2nd ’09

By Eshantha Peiris D minor triad. Multiply by 13 unamplified cellos on the Lionel Wendt stage. Result: one of the most powerful openings to a live concert that I’ve ever experienced. The compositions of J.S. Bach have a knack for being readily adaptable to instruments for which they were not originally written: e.g. from pipe-organ… Continue reading Guest Post – Review: Cantando Cello Ensemble: Lionel Wendt: July 2nd ’09

Dhyan Yathra

Dhyan Yathra took me on a much-looked-forward-to journey. Now if only half of Colombo didn’t turn up merely to socialise and be seen. But more about that later. It started off with Karunaratne Kiriwattuduwe on santoor accompanied by the tabla. His performance made me wish, not for the first time, that I’d pay more attention… Continue reading Dhyan Yathra

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na (Soundtrack)

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na (Soundtrack) 2008 LABEL : T Series Music – A.R. Rahman It is the trend in Bollywood to release movie soundtracks months before the movies are released. And sometimes the worst movies turn out to have the best soundtracks, Saawariya being the most recent example. I usually check out the soundtracks as… Continue reading Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na (Soundtrack)

Thriloka – Almost Acoustic

Thriloka – Almost Acoustic Friday 18th July, 2008 Russian Cultural Centre Hall, Colombo 7 I have an aversion towards Sri Lankan fusion music. One reason for this may be that I grew up listening to a healthy balance of different genres and therefore have a real love for what is loosely termed as Sinhala music.… Continue reading Thriloka – Almost Acoustic