“Kaffir Sthrela”~ Maiden Musical Album by Kaffir Manja

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Unique and Unity

The greatest tunes and dances of Ceylon Kaffir released their maiden musical album ~ “Kaffir Sthrela”. THIDORA ~ Theatre Institute for Disability Oriented Research and Advocacy, Sri Lanka proudly presented ‘Kaffir Sthrela’ the maiden musical album of ‘Kaffir Manja’ of Siraambiyadi, Puttlam district in Sri Lanka. The album ~ “Kaffir Sthrela” was launched today at John de Silva Memorial Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.



The community Kaffir was brought to Sri Lanka from South Africa by Portuguese during the time Portuguese ruled the Island Nation.

As a result of the vibrant diversified customs and rituals of Sri Lankans this community still exists with their own culture in Sri Lanka even after more than 500 years though the no of heads are less than 200. They are the 6th and 7th generation live in Siraambiyadi in Puttlam district, North West of Sri Lanka.

The 11 member troupe actively and collectively sings beautifully, and dances gorgeously. Their catchy tunes with the highest spirit and energy make the audience to clap, whistle, foot tap and of course dance endlessly.

“Music isn’t just learning notes and playing them,You learn notes to play to the music of your SOUL”

Kaffir Manja Troupe on stage in Colombo leading to foot tapping and dancing:-)

Kaffir Manja Troupe launched their maiden music album

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One Comment

  1. joaquim says:

    Dear friends,
    I have much interest to buy the a cd from Kaffir Manja Troupe called “Kaffir Sthrela”, edited from THIDORA ~ Theatre Institute for Disability Oriented Research and Advocacy.
    Can you please tell me how can I get it?
    Thanks a lot!
    Joaquim
    Portugal
    joacorreia@yahoo.com