Kandanarchchi intones unplugged
People have now grown tired of too
much electronic music. They need a sound and serene deviation
Chandrakumara Kandanarachchi. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
His music is to address our mind and his songs link our hearts.
Chandrakumara Kandanarachchi, a singer still alive in our hearts with
his classic songs of the 70s and 80s which were top hits of the day will
launch a CD of 12 songs which is adored with the unplugged music.
Speaking on why he employed unplugged music Kandanarachchi said:
“Now people have had enough of this electronic music. Though music,
generated through electrical instruments, has become an essential
feature to the stage it lacks the discipline of calmness which is now
the need. That’s why I have come up with this effort to thrill the song
lover with a different taste.”
People, now sandwiched in a busy schedule, have no spare time to
listen to songs.
They listen to them while at work or travelling. Kandanarachchi aims
this busy clan who loves music.
The CD album is christened as ‘Memories of the 70s 80s 90s’. Since
70s were the golden days of Sri Lankan music Chandrakumara is also among
the immortal list of names of singers of the time. The significance of
the singers of 70s is that they are known not only to the song lovers of
the time but also to the young people who were not to see most of the
singers alive since most of the singers of the time are no more.
Chandrakumara’s simple songs have a great impact with his deep voice
enriched with somewhat base quality. Definitely Chandrakumara will claim
more share in the hearts of Sri Lankan song fans.