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Sinhala Music

Postby Yasna » 2013-04-30, 19:19

Share your favorite Sinhala music!
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Re: Sinhala Music

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby Meera » 2013-04-30, 22:09

Oh Sinhala is so beautiful!
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Re: Sinhala Music

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-17, 6:39

Aside from the national anthem of Sri Lanka, the only Sinhalese song I know at all is actually this one. It's called "Lanka Mawade Nedeyo." It used to be the theme song for Rupavahini, the national TV station. I guess it played every day before the morning news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpgG8HJRD5c

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby Meera » 2014-01-19, 5:52

Thanks for sharing. I think Sinhala is beautiful.
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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-26, 18:38

No problem! I'm glad you liked it! :) I love that song, too.

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-05-24, 6:30

Just discovered another Sinhalese song called "Surangini." I thought it was a Tamil song, but in fact, the Tamil song I was thinking of was actually the Tamil version of this song. This song is a popular Sinhalese dance song; apparently, it's part of a genre of Sinhalese dance songs called "bayila." The video just shows the lyrics of the song in Sinhalese written out in Roman script:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UQsyot7C5I

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-09-30, 6:21

This is another song I just found called "Samanola Siripa Piyuma Dowagena." Apparently, it used to be the theme song for the Sinhala version of ITN, in which case I guess that makes it another intro song for a news station. It ends with the same notes as "Lanka Mawade Nedeyo," though, so I guess it was also broadcast on Rupavahini:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3VECwH0Drk

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby WallOfStuff » 2015-10-09, 10:12

I think these songs are Sinhala but I'm not sure actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvJAFWr5150

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGb0ThpEY7Q

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-10-16, 1:53

Yep, I'm pretty sure they're both Sinhala. :)

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-07-23, 5:35

I thought I'd try looking for Sinhala movie songs on YouTube (because why not :P), and the first thing I found was this song called "Samanal Haguman Atara" from a movie called Asai Man Piyabanna (2007):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-prd75IVI4
I don't understand a word of this song (unless chumbana or something means 'kiss'), but I like the way it sounds. :) I think I probably like it more than most Indian movie songs from the same time period (or more recently)!

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Re: Sinhala Music

Postby thushm » 2016-10-26, 1:56

Nice.:-)
Happily surprised seeing the interest of non-Sinhalese.



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