Musicians assemble to Share the Love
'Share the Love' an open air concert organized by Sadaham Sevana
Trust to promote peace, rebuilding and solidarity was performed in the
gracious presence of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa at the Waters Edge
Pandit Amaradeva being escorted. Pictures by Rukmal Gamage
The founder of Sadaham Sevan Trust Ven Athuraliya Rathana Thera had
taken the initiative to launch the evening to raise funds to assist the
displaced and underprivileged children in the North and East to pursue
their educational activities.
The atmospheric event was elaborated by musicians of Beautiful Mind
Charity of Korea, Thellippalei sisters, outstanding Sri Lankan singers
Victor Ratnayake, Amarasiri Peris, Deepika Priyadarshani Peiris and
Dinesh Subasinghe. Veteran musician Pandith W D Amaradeva also graced
The music combined contemporary forms with ethnic music both Sri
Lankan and Korean giving the audience an evening of splendid experience.
Dinesh Subasinghe performed with his violin, music which thrilled the
expectations of the audience and the performance from the Korean
musicians was not second best. The event in another way was also an
exchange of Korean culture with Sri Lanka. Violinists, pianists,
cellists, flutists and drummers in both countries made the maiden
cultural music festival a memorable event.
In his welcome speech Ven Rathana Thera said that music makes the
rigid man soft and more sensitive to social issues which in turn are a
way of looking into one's heart more humanly.
He further stressed the importance of blending the technology, music
and talent to enhance the lives of others who are underprivileged.
The philanthropic group from Korea showed how repertoire of Western
and Korean classical music could carry the message of love with their
Music professor at Nazarene University Korea, who is visually
impaired not only did spellbound the audience with his clarinet but also
gave the message that nothing is impossible if one has the willpower.
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, several Cabinet ministers,
Korean, Indian, Chinese diplomats, Heads of the three Forces and
renowned artistes also witnessed the event.