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The Galle Music Festival 2012, the sister event of the Jaffna Music Festival, was held during the weekend offering an unique opportunity to see local and international folk and contemporary music groups.
The Samanala Grounds in Galle was transformed into a traditional village setting where the folk music groups exchanged and interacted with other performers and with an audience comprising several thousands of people.
The two day line-up of national and international artists will include folk music items like Sanni Yakuma- from Paravahera, Kolam-from Mirissa, Rookada-from Ambalangoda, Sampradaika Jana Gee-from Alawwa, KafferManja-from Sirambi Adiya, Kali Kambatam-from Akkaraipattu, Vasanthan Koothu-from Kadduwan, Kovalan Koothu-from Mullaitivu, Vaasappu-from Mannar, Adivasi-from Dambana and contemporary music items by Sangeeth-Bhawana-Galle, Evolution-the choir of the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Centegratz and B&S with Ashanthi, Umara, Umariya and Randhir.
The event was sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, USAID, Concerts Norway, Sewalanka, and Aru Sri Art Theatre.(niz+).