Pera Unplugged Encore - 2017
2017 November 19-20

The second Musical Meeting Space of the Sri Lanka Norway Music Cooperation for the year 2017 was held on 19- 21 November 2017 at University of Peradeniya. The session carried out the theme of Labour Songs and Folk Song.

The performances were encapsulated with different regions of Sri Lanka, focused on their specific folk music and these events were represented by the participated students from the Universities of Jaffna, Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo and Peradeniya along with the Eastern University and Swamy Vipulananda Centre for Aesthetic Studies, Batticaloa.

During the program, an important lecture was conducted by Miss. Solveig Korum, and Miss. Sharmin Sumi. It is noteworthy to mention that Miss. Sharmin Sumi is the lead singer of the internationally popular Bangladeshi band Chirkutt and Miss. Solveig Korum is currently in the process of completing a PhD in relation to Norwegian folk music. Hence, the academic facts and information of the folk music delivered through the lecture were noteworthy and beneficial on the students.

The Musical Space further provided a preliminary space for learning and after two days of rehearsal, the students collaboratively performed their final outcomes to the audience consists of the staff and the students of all the participated Universities and it was named as Pera Unplugged- Encore 2017.

The final performance summed up diverse cultural and national musical aspects of Sri Lanka and the songs of Sinhalese and Tamil were performed along with the traditional instrumental music provided by the same student group.

The event was hosted by the Sevalanka Foundation under Sri Lanka Norway Music Cooperation and the performances of this Musical Space- 2 were supervised by Kalasuri Deshanethru Arunthathy Sri Ranganathan.

The basic objectives of the Musical Meeting Space of the Sri Lanka Norway Music Cooperation is to train the students in performances, understanding the traditions of the ethnic groups in Sri Lanka and create meaningful University network within the country.

Pera Unplugged- Encore 2017 was collaboratively organized by the Department of Fine Arts and the International Affairs Office, University of Peradeniya.