Music Matters is a music school/space run by some of the guys from the band Thriloka, some of the most brilliant musicians in Sri Lanka. Eshantha and Sumudi have PhDs, but they make music fun in a non-exam/pressure way. They actually teach spiritually aspects as well, as in, listening to yourself, listening to others, and then playing as part of a greater whole. Anyways, that’s the school. They’re also great performers.
So, the guys from Music Matters and guests will be having a street festival this Saturday, the 9th. Which should be amazing. Going through the programme, it’s international, eclectic and amazing. The guys from Music Matters are all excellent, engaging musicians as are their guests, including my friend Hania Luthufi, the great (Sri Lankan) singer who’s down from India.
It’s at Park Street Mews (near Vihara Maha Devi and Hyde Park Arpico) this Saturday, starting at 6pm. Tickets at Rs. 500, I’m assuming at the door (such as it is) or pre-booked from ticketslk. Should be a great show and I highly recommend. This is original Sri Lankan music on par with anything in the world. It’s a pleasure to hear and see.