Celebrating traditional arts
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Folk music and dancing are wonderful expressions of a country's rich
tradition and diverse culture although very rarely would one pay
attention to them. Many folk musicians across the country struggle to
keep their traditions alive in the face of falling numbers and due to
lack of incentives and recognition from the society, modern day folk
musicians have to engage in preserving these arts while struggling for
their own survival.
With the objective of bringing these unique Sri Lankan folk and
traditional music and dance forms into the limelight, Sewalanka
Foundation together with Concerts Norway and Norwegian Embassy will
present Jaffna Music Festival, a folk themed event from March 25 to 27
in the city of Jaffna.
The festival unfolds in a folk-village camp setting, where different
artists, both local and international will lead simultaneous
performances on three to four stages from Friday to Sunday 10am to 3pm
followed by a main stage performance 4 pm - 10 pm daily.
The festival will bring together an assortment of traditional folk
music and dance performances from across the island, with groups
representing all ethnic groups.
With a combination of folk, fusion folk and traditional music, the
festival will present an exciting line up of 23 Sri Lankan and five
international folk groups from India, Nepal, Palestine, South Africa and