Sandu Ewilla from Chandani
Chandani and Jacqualine
Popular vocalist Chandani Hettiarachchi returns to the music scene
with a bang after a considerable lapse of time with a new CD. Titled
Sandu Ewilla, her third album will compromise 10 Sinhala tracks and one
The event will take place on September 20 in Mount Lavinia to
coincide with the launch of her website www.cncsrilanka.lk Sandu Ewilla
is an M Entertainment product with music directed by Mahinda Bandara,
Kasun Kalhara, Chandralal Fonseka, Chaminda Hemarathna, Lanthra Perera
and Ayesha Singhawanse. Chandani's daughter, Jacqualine, will also join
her mother's voice in three songs in the CD. A product of at St.
Lawrence's School, Colombo, Jacqualine had also played a major role on
vocals to their band C&C.
Chandani first emerged to the scene in the early 1980s and managed to
mesmerize many of the music enthusiasts in the country with her
mesmerizing voice. The Matara born songstress first came to Colombo to
join the well known band 'Seac Entertainment'. She later formed her own
identity with her scintillating voice and style and formed the band C&C
with Chaminda Hemarathne, the band leader and her husband., who had also
contributed to four of the tracks in Sandu Ewilla.
Chandani and C&C
She had performed a number of times overseas according to the request
of her fans and she is the only Sri Lankan artiste to have performed at
the Albert Theatre hall in Britain in 1994.
With music ranging from Country to alternative rock, Chandani's
unique style in music is what keeps her alive in the hearts of the music
lovers. Her previous albums Vilasitha and Yasa Angana had been received
well by the public.
Speaking at the press briefing on the launch of Sandu Ewilla Chandani
said that the title of the CD derived from her name which also means the
moon. She said that the title song in the CD is also Sandu Ewilla and
that it is quite a catchy number.
Chandani and C&C are presently engaged in performing in some of the
five star hotels in the city.