International Music Day
The Alliance Francaise de Colombo celebrated "Fete de La Musique"
(International Music Day) recently at their auditorium in which several
schoolchildren, teachers, parents, music lovers and people from
different walks of life young and old participated.
It was a splendid event since everyone irrespective of caste, creed
and race took part and made this occasion very colourful and memorable.
The programme included Kandyan dance, Ballet, social dance, pop music
and various other dances and music which really enthralled the audience.
Everyone who participated in these events performed their parts
extremely well and captivated the hearts of the audience.
One of the students Samadhi performed Shakira's hip shaking dance
excellently and she became the cynosure of all eyes.
Dushyanth sang a song of Michael Jackson which greatly received by
the audience. Jayantha Ratnayake and Judy de Silva also rocked the crowd
with their performances, while Annesley and his Band Super Chimes
performed right throughout the day.
Even the students and teachers attached to Alliance Francaise de
Colombo sang French songs, played the piano and guitars. Several
prestigious schools from Colombo Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya,
Goodshepherd Convent, Kotahena, Sujatha Vidyalaya, Bishops College and
Ananda College music bands performed oriental and Western music
The white programme was compered by Zineb, a teacher from Alliance
Francaise de Colombo with tremendous skill and competence which won the
appreciation, recognition and congratulation from the audience.
The exquisite costumes, choreography and the lighting also
contributed to the success of the event.
It is very often said that words are the pen of the heart, but music
is the pen of the soul. Further, "nothing in the world can offer, what
music has to offer". Music and dance are the great pride of our cultural
scene today. Music can heal the soul and soften rocks.
Food nourishes the body, music nourishes the soul. It can actually
smoothen out the ragged edges of our nerves. Music plays quite a dynamic
role in our life and it keeps the people going. Music is motivation and
it inspires us to do things, be creative and sensitive to other people's
Music is a universal language and it makes you laugh and help you to
think. It is an instrument of culture, broadened the heart, purifying
fire which burns the prejudices and pettiness.
Centuries and customs do not age them and boundaries do not exist for
them. Music is an art which permits, pervades and penetrates the whole
atmosphere of the new civilization.
Undoubtedly, the excellent selection of music, song and dances of
different varieties performed by the students of Alliance Francaise de
Colombo were truly inspirational. In deed, much of the success of this
memorable International Music Day was due to the dedication, devotion
and commitment combined with high degree of discipline.