Sri Lanka Art, Music and Dance

Sri Lankans are artistic people who enjoy music, dance and art in everything they do.

The traditional agricultural life style made people come together to help each other in work.
The gatherings for work created a nice atmosphere for dance and music.

The Art, Music and dances of Sri Lanka were derived from the elements of Nature.

The temple paintings and carvings used birds, elephants, wild animals, flowers and trees. The colors were made of nature.

The Traditional 18 Dances display the dancing of Birds and Animals.
Mayura Wannama - The dance of the Peacock
Hanuma Wannama - The dance of the Monkey
Gajaga Wannama - The dance of the elephant

The Music is several kinds. The folk music is created with few instruments only. The folk songs and poems were used in social gatherings to work together. The indian influenced Classical Music has grown to be unique.

The traditional drama, music and songs are typically Sri Lankan.

  Sri Lankan Music Instruments & Sounds
  Listen to Sri Lankan Folk Songs
  Rock and Wall paintings in Sri Lankan Temples
  Traditional Kandyan Dancing & Music
  Traditional Sabaragamu Dancing & Music
  Traditional Pahatahrata Dancing & Music
  Moden Dancing
  Traditional Folk Drama
  Kandy Perahara Sri Lankas Folk Art, Dance and Music Festival
  Sri Lankan Master Musicians
  Contemporary Sri Lankan Arts and Artists
  Sri Lankan Master Folk Dancers
  Sigiriya the Fortress of the Art Lover King Kashayapa
  Sri Lankan Temples of Traditional Art, Sculpture & Carvings


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