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Music for unity

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organizing Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer St. Thyagaraja Swamy, at Saraswathie Hall (No. 75, Lorenz Road, Colombo 4) on February 16 at 5 pm. 
Musicians, vocalists as well as instrumentalists and percussionists from all over Sri Lanka including University of Jaffna, Eastern University of Batticaloa, University of Visual and performing Arts, Colombo, Highlands College, Hatton, students of Indian Cultural Centre will come together and render Pancharatna Keerthanas (five songs) of Thyagaraja on this occasion. 
The choral rendition of the five songs is an integral feature of the Aaradhana. 
St Thyagaraja Swamy, one among the Trinity of Carnatic Music, composed nearly 700 compositions and is considered as the inspiration, source and touchstone of musical creativity. 
This Carnatic music festival Thyagaraja Aradhana is supported by the Hindu Educational Society and the Express Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. This is the 14th year this festival is being organized by India Cultural centre, Colombo.


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