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Kandyan is a classical dance form from Sri Lanka. The drums used in Kandyan dances are known as Bera in Sinhala. It is an ancient Sinhala custom to play ritual music while seeking the blessings from the guardian deities of the land. 50 dancers performed this piece. Glimpses from the World Culture Festival (WCF), a celebration of the Art of Living’s 35th anniversary, that was held in New Delhi, India between March 11-13, 2016. Hosted on the world’s largest floating stage of 7 acres, WCF brought together 3.75 million people from 155 countries. The 3-day event was marked by mesmerizing performances by 36,603 artists from around the globe and showcased cultural diversity like never-seen-before. An estimated 1.8 billion people watched the live telecast of the event from 767,463 locations acr...
The 'Kaffirs' of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the 1500s with the Portuguese, and later in more waves with the different colonizers of Sri Lanka. 'Kaffir culture' is a video portrait of one such community of Kaffirs and the struggle to keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers. Written and produced by Kannan Arunasalam. Music by Ceylon Kaffir Manja, arranged by Jesse Hardman. Special thanks to Sweta Velpillay (on sound), Nethra Samarawickrema (for help with translations), Leah Worthington (background research) and Greg Kelly (Radio Netherlands) Note: the word 'Kaffir' has ugly racist connotations in Africa and Europe. This is NOT the case in Sri Lanka. Original can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/7234191
Brief Introduction to Sri Lanka- Including historical info., main language, main religion, main ethnicities, and places to visit.
In the four years since the end of a civil war, Sri Lanka has a booming economy and a government committed to moving forward. Gene Randall went to Sri Lanka to see for himself how far the people have come, and found a country at peace and ripe for investment. He also found a country of increasing strategic importance to the United States.
the happiest people I have ever met
globesnail.com Some clips from backpacking around the countryside of Sri Lanka. I met the happiest people I've ever seen there. Mostly from the tea plantations and Adams peak. I think if people saw how joyful these people are, even though they are poor, people might change some of their values. Music: Vintersol. Song: Sleeping Lesson 1. Hope you liked the video! If you did, please share, thanks! Visit globesnail.com for more videos and posts. See you around!
We just arrived in Sri Lanka and we get on a bus to reach Galle, a colonial fortified town in the south. The bus air con is provided by the doors which are kept always open. We loved at first sight the colorful people and the many tuk-tuks that are around. All Bajaj like the one they we drove in India 10 years ago. In this travel report, we explore Sri Lanka by bus, train and tuk-tuk. The definition “India for beginners” is not doing justice to this country. We soon learn, that more than temples and landscapes, we are fascinated by its colourful population --------- CREDITS ------------ Editing: Guglielmo Biason & Valentina Vitali With: Matteo De Bortoli & Yun Kanophkan Sueho Music: Hits Lab - Experimental Texdentomusic - Shoegaze Cinema Endalamar - Travel Mr Orange Audio - Adventure...
culture and nutcher of sri lanka
අවුරැදු දහස් ගනන් පැරණි ආදිවාසී වැදි සංස්කෘතිය, ශ්රී ලංකිකයන් වන අපට උරැමවූ මහත් වටිනා දායාදයකි. මෙය ඉදිරි පරපුරට දැකබලාගානීමට පමණක්වත් සංරක්ෂනය කිරීමට අපගේ යුතුකමයි. It's truly a privilege that we can to this day observe and immerse ourselves in the Veddah culture of Sri Lanka which has survived thousands of years. It's our duty to conserve it, so that future generations too can experience this incredible heritage of ours. #IndegenousPeople #Veddahs #VeddahLife #SriLanka
Visit: http://migrationology.com/ for more travel tips and street food! Jaffna is the northern capital of the Tamil area of Sri Lanka. Not long ago it was the center of the Sri Lankan civil war, but today Jaffna remains safe to visit as a tourist. Jaffna town (யாழ்ப்பாணம்) is full of rich Tamil culture, a great place to hit the streets are explore the local food and flavors of town. During this Jaffna travel video I walk around on Beach Road, eat a delicious Sri Lankan food breakfast of paratha bread and pol sambol (coconut garnish), check out the Jaffna Fort, walk past countless old building ruins, take a chaotic walk straight through the center of Jaffna town, eat a sour Jaffna mango, visit Nallur Kovil Hindu Temple for a 4pm traditional ceremony, dine on traditional local style Tamil...
culture and nutcher of sri lanka
A story of Sri Lanka's history, folk lifestyles, indigenous cultures and traditions told in the form of a multi-faceted dance act. The dance begins with a depiction of the early voyagers who visited Sri Lanka and their admiration of its many marvels. Then it proceeds to discover Sri Lanka's rich agricultural heritage and its advanced irrigation technology. Moving on to learn of the country's natural healing science known as 'Veda' and the religious healing rituals performed to cleanse body and mind. We also discover the early education systems that trained people in various livelihoods such as farming, traditional drumming and dance. Choreopgraphed by -- Channa Wijewardena Performed by -- The Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation Music by -- Chrishan Fernando (Saregama Music)
Come with me on an adventure to the heart of Sri Lanka. Visit the cultural triangle, climb a rock palace with ancient ruins. Go on safari and see elephants in the wild. Explore my jungle treetop retreat at Diyabubula (http://www.diyabubula.com/en/home/). *pls note the mistake-The Rock is not 5,000 AD as the guide had said, jetlag didn't go down well with me* A truly wonderful experience that I am so glad to share with you all!!
Asia’s most beautiful railway line? The “Main Line” cuts through tea plantations and jungle, then passes Buddhist temples and relicts of the British Empire. In the 19th century the British built a railway in what was then their colony of Ceylon. Their idea was to transport goods such as tea from the highlands to the port of Colombo. Today it’s mainly only locals and tourists who use the so-called "Main Line." The route is considered one of the most picturesque in the whole of Asia. Our trip takes us from the capital, Colombo, to Ella in the highlands. Our first stop is one of the country’s largest elephant orphanages. And then on to Kandy, the former capital of the Singhalese kingdom. The city is home to the famous Temple of the Tooth, which is said to house the Buddha’s top left canine...