Music

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Inland communal literary expression of feelings of the individuals and ethnics groups of ancient Ceylon paved the elementary paths of the Sri Lankan Country Music. The islanders used to share their own experience in distinctive styles and rhythms that created genre of music that was originated by means of ‘Jana Kavi’ (folk poems) based on the Buddhist religious traditions. They owned a unique array of music included in their pageantry.
It is interested to study the low country folk tradition, the ‘Kolam Music’ in masked comedy and drama of the south-west coast. Then Portuguese brought ‘kaffrinhas’ and ‘baila’ In the 5th century. And then Sri Lankan music began to evolve passing through ‘Nurthi’ and Sinhala light music..

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