It’s been nearly 5 months since I made my last post in MW. Welcome, social and all the other events of the campus have just finished and finally I got some time to mingle around my PC for a longer writing episode such as THIS BRIEF POST and not to forget next it’s going to be the exam-kickoff which is going till April 23rd. oh! What a life… anyways let’s start the show.
After hearing the remix of this famous retro Bila hit, it has struck me in a different chord which compels me to write this note. It’s not just a remix of and old song which has done to cater mass market or to get some publicity. If it has … still it got a deeper meaning in the arrangement of the newer version which is put down by the contributing artists unconsciously.
The song is the mirror of what we should be as a united country in the future years to come. Because we need a fresh start, we are exhausted and tired by the 30+ years of war and now we need to look at how we are going to start the new chapter without making the same mistake our past generations made 20 years ago.
The song has trilingual touch in it and it can be accessed by everybody. Sinhalese listen to it because the melody is in their blood. Tamils too can enjoy it because the newer version’s beat is pretty much familiar Kollywood dancetrack beat frequent in the Tamil movies. It is such a catchy little tune which does much more than just entertaining, it provides the platform for both our races to enjoy ourselves without trespassing other one’s freedom. I personally feel that this is the starting point of the social cohesion among next generation of Sri Lanka.
We need a new way, a new way of expressing ourselves and getting to know others. We have to find a method, a modern one to understand other communities. So I think we have found that in music. Just need more contributions from the new generation of artists to strengthen and to wipe out stains of blood which ruined our nation’s image and the past.
Way to go machaan way to go! If we are on this track you can do much more than Delon’s false patriotism and M.I.A.’s verbal freedom fighting.