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21 septembre 2005

WOMAD Festival commence today in Sri Lanka

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau, Germany

Berlin, 21 September, ( Music lovers in Sri Lanka will have a great opportunity to witness and listen to one of the most famous World Music Festival WOMAD from today in the island.

WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance, UK) was created by ex-Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel in 1982. Since then the festival has brought together great musicians regularly to perform in one stage. It has today turned out to be the window for ethnic musicians.

Teaming up with the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, WOMAD Music festival would be presented in Sri Lanka, for the first time, from September 21st-25th.

The WOMAD Sri Lanka is expected to concentrate by playing exclusively on the world of drums, rhythm and percussion. Long, traditional heritage of Sri Lanka’s drumming and music will also expected to take a centre stage with largest international presentation of drumming and percussion artists ever to have performed in the country.

The festival would showcase12 International acts from Bill Cobham, Toto La Momposina, Trilok Gurtu and others.

The Indian born Trilok, started off his international carrier way back in Berlin as a street musician. Although he lives in north Germany, he is a regular visitor to Europe's number one world music radio station ‘Radio Multikulti’ in Berlin. Trilok has visited Sri Lanka and performed with Ravi Bandu many times. It would be a feast for percussion music fans to enjoy a live performance of Ravibandu and Trilok one more time.

The Festival is pitched as a National Tourism Recovery Programme by the advertising firm in Singapore which handles the Sri Lanka promotion.

But it is yet to be seen whether they will be able to achieve this goal as WOMAD is known to be a highly expensive musical product for a specific custom tailored clientele.

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