Piyasara Shilpadhipathi, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Performing Arts, Colombo, is a brilliant exponent of Sri Lankan traditional drum and dance music which he tries to link with modern styles. Ukusa Vannama – Recital of the Hawk Piyasara and Chandrakanthi Shilpadhipathi Sri Lanka. Thuranga Vannama – Recital of the Horse The eighteen classical Vannams are Gajaga elephant , Thuranga horse , Mayura peacock , Gahaka conch shell , Uranga reptile , Musaladi hare , Ukusa hawk , Vairodi precious stone , Hanuma monkey , Savula cock , Sinharaja lion , Naiyadi cobra , Kirala lapwing , Eeradi arrow , Surapathi in praise of the Goddess Surapathi , Ganapathi in praise of the God Ganesha , Udara expressing the pomp and majesty of the king , and Asadrusha extolling the merits of the Buddha.
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Now available on iTunes. Mayura Vannama – Recital of the Peacock Uranga Vannama – Recital of the Reptiles Musaladi Vannama – Recital of the Hare Vairodi Vannama – Recital of the Emerald He and his wife, Chandrakanthi Shilpadhipathi, a talented dancer and a folk singer, have delighted audiences in more than 30 countries.
The Vannams were inspired by nature, history, religion and folk lore, and each is composed and interpreted in the mood or expression based on its theme. For Sinhala and English Lyrics: Hanuma Vannama – Recital of the Monkey Piyasara-Kanthi Shilpayathanaya, Kalapura, Mt. Sumathipala Shilpadhipathi Sound Control: Streaming and Download help.
For the rest of the Vannams in this series, please refer to the Part 2 of this Album shilpadhipathi. The Vannams were first only limited to recitations, but later choreographers created dances around them, utilising such elements as matra, kasthiram, seeru maru and adaw — which can be applied with ease to the beat and the form of each Vannama.
Ranjith Fernando Drums Bera: Gajaga Vannama – Recital of the Elephant Please go to each Vannam.
He has also lectured at the Royal College of Music. Piyasara and Chandrakanthi Shilpadhipathi Sri Lanka.
Chandrakanthi Shilpadhipathi Directed by: Mangalam – The Invocation Sisira Wijetunga Presented by: The word “vannam” comes from the Sinhala word “varnana” descriptive praise. The corpus later grew to eighteen Vannams.
The Vannam dance tradition has seven components: Thuranga Vannama – Recital of thurangaa Horse Gahaka Vannama – Recital of the Conch Shell Contact Piyasara and Chandrakanthi Shilpadhipathi.
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Purchasable with gift card. The eighteen classical Vannams are Gajaga elephantThuranga horseMayura peacockGahaka conch shellUranga reptileMusaladi hareUkusa hawkVairodi precious stoneHanuma monkeySavula cockSinharaja lionNaiyadi cobraKirala lapwingEeradi arrowSurapathi in praise of the Goddess SurapathiGanapathi in praise of the God GaneshaUdara expressing the pomp and majesty of the kingand Asadrusha extolling the merits of the Buddha.
Kanthi Shilpadhipathi, a dancer and folk singer rated as a Super-grade Artist by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and a graduate of the University of Kelaniya, presents the recitals of Vannams with the direction of her husband, Piyasara Shilpadhipathi who is a brilliant exponent of Sri Lankan drum music.
Piyasara Shilpadhipathi, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Performing Arts, Colombo, is a brilliant exponent of Sri Lankan traditional drum and dance music which he tries to link with modern styles. Tags beats folk folk music folk songs kandyan dance traditional drums vannam traditional dances traditional music Sri Lanka. Ukusa Vannama – Recital of the Hawk It should be noted that some Vannams presented in this series feature rarely used Adawwas rhythmic body and foot movements that come as a finale.