A Celebration of Traditional Fork Art Forms
The “Jaffna Music Festival” began at 10:30 AM on March 25th at the Jaffna Municipal Grounds, opposite Subramaniam Park.
More than 20 folk music groups from Sri Lanka and 5 international folk groups from South Africa, Palestine, India, Nepal, and Norway will perform at the festival. USAID is a partner of the event while the Sewalanka Foundation with the support of Concerts Norway is organising the event.
The Festival “Jaffna Music Festival” is set to celebrate the diverse traditional folk arts of Sri Lanka for three days consecutively from 25 th – 27 th March 2011.
Sunrise in Paranthan
Jaffna Music Festival will explore the exciting and vibrant breadth of Sri Lankan traditional art and adding to the exciting line-up of authentic Sri Lankan folk artistes, the Festival will also see colourful performances by international folk groups from India, Nepal, Palestine and Norway.
Pictures from the festival:
By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai:
Jaffna Music Festival 2011 unfolds today and continues till 27th March 2011
Silver tumbler which is mostly used by the Tamils in Jaffna decorates the music festival
Guests are traditionally being welcomed for the music festival
A Celebration of Traditional Folk Art Forms~Jaffna Music Festival 2011
Fresh Banana and King coconut at the entrance as decoration for the music festival
Mats on sand at the festival venue in Jaffna
Festival goers get attracted to the rhythm and join the performers
Three Day Folk Music Festival is currently underway in Jaffna
Oil lamp adds colour to the festival
Cross cultural exchange under one roof in the city of Jaffna.
Vasanthan Kooththu from Kokkuvil~Delighted to have met them&witnessed their outstanding performance!
Folk musicians from Raajastan
Sabaragamuwa Bali performing at the Jaffna Music Festival 2011
Uzhavar Nadanam is being performed at Jaffna Music Festival
Night vision of the festival
“Men who have bad luck for LOVE” sung by women singers from Norway
Typical village set up for the festival; Music lovers at the Jaffna Music Festival 2011 at night
More decorations at the Jaffna Music Festival 2011
Related: Day 2: Jaffna Music Festival, March 26, 2011