Let your heartstrings dance
Amarasiri Peiris launches his latest CD:
Sarath Kothalawala handing over a CD to Peiris. Picture by
Amarasiri Peiris, the talented musician that he is, has always
possessed the knack to weave timeless musical compositions that could
fill your senses with delight. Showcasing that he has still not lost his
artistic touch, he launched yet another melodious collection of songs
with his latest CD titled Ganga Gala Yaa Den. Comprised with emotive and
touching set of songs, the album invites you to dance to its musical
Speaking to the press on his latest collection, Amarasiri expressed:
“I tried to make some significant changes through my CD. I have tried to
foil certain notes of Western Music into ours without doing any harm to
our origins.” Though very a much a senior artiste, Amarasiri’s
compositions have always had the magnetic touch to capture juvenile
hearts of the younger generation. Not many contemporary musicians have
been able to cater to the both generations of audiences like he has.
Through compositions such as Oba Apal Malak Vagey and Magey Punchi Rosa
Maley, he has been able to spur the younger generation and arouse their
“Younger generation has always liked my music. Even through this
album, I wanted to come up with a collection that younger generation
could also enjoy. During seventies people had the spiritual capacity to
enjoy a good artistic creation. Things have changed now, but a good
creation can still make its mark,” he said.
The music direction for the new album is all done by the young
musician Darshana Ruwan Disanayake. Expressing his thoughts on working
alongside such a senior artiste, Darshana said, “Amarasiri Peiris’s
majestic voice has a very philosophical and profound touch. He has the
capacity to sing any lyrical composition in a very profound and deep
Amila Thenuwara, Dammika Bandara, Ranjith Rupasinghe, Raji Vasantha
Welgama, Doctor Kapila Krishantha Suriyaarchchi and Kalum Srimal have
composed lyrics for the new album.
The album was launched under the Torana label.