Thriloka’s launch of ‘Bisura’ is brought to you courtesy of ‘Arts that Matter’ (ATM), an organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Sri Lankan artistic talent.
Thriloka: ‘Bisura’ album launch
Barefoot Cafe, 706 Galle Road, Colombo 3
Monday August 27th 2007, 7pm
Entrance by purchase of CD for Rs.500/-
Fusion music is getting a bad rep these days. Not only is it guaranteed to offend the musical purists, but it also tends to alienate mainstream audiences who can’t quite fit it into a neat category of entertainment. Sadly, more often than not, the music itself is to blame, since much contemporary fusion often sounds like a sambol of surface characteristics from randomly selected musical styles. Given this backdrop, it is all the more refreshing to hear a fusion band that approaches music-making with the pure intent of creating original art that does justice to its roots while resonating with today’s listeners.
‘Thriloka’ (lit. ‘three worlds’) is a band built on such principles. With all the band members (consisting of oriental drummer Pabalu Wijegoonawardane, jazz/classical pianist Eshantha Peiris, raga-to-rock guitarist Sarani Perera, jazz drummer Harshan Gallage, bassist Uvindu Perera and oriental percussionist Janaka Priyashantha) actively contributing to the band’s catalog of original compositions and arrangements, this melding of the musical cultures is in many ways representative of the band’s vision for globalization and cultural assimilation in the contemporary society.
Thriloka’s constant quest to fuse the best of all worlds is aptly reflected in the title of their new album: ‘Bisura: Realm of Higher Listening’. Having being active on the local music scene for almost a year, with a demo recording and several performances at ‘Jazz-Unlimited’ and Barefoot to their credit, ‘Bisura’ sees Thriloka coming into its own as a mystical voice that commands attention.
Come experience the many worlds of ‘Thriloka’ as they perform live at the album-launch of ‘Bisura: Realm of Higher Listening’, to be held at the Barefoot Café, 706 Galle Road, Colombo 3, on Monday 27th August at 7pm. Entrance by purchase of CD at gate for Rs. 500/-.