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Musical tribute to S.P. Balasubramanyam

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) and the High Commission of India will be holding an online musical tribute to Padma Bhushan S.P. Balasubramanyam by ‘Kaadhalil’team directed by Soundarie David Rodrigo on October 25 at 6.00 p.m. on SVCC, Colombo FACEBOOK page

Shri S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, who sang over 40,000 songs, died on September 25, 2020. He was a recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards from the Government of India. The Online Musical Tributewill comprise SPB hits on the piano and other instruments. Soundarie will be joined by well-known musicians of Sri Lanka to present an evening of soulful music.

Soundarie David Rodrigo began her musical career under the guidance of the legendary piano teacher Mary Billimoria and Ramya De Livera Perera. She subsequently pursued her musical education at the Royal College of Music in London. Soundarie has performed nationally and internationally, including with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka and the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. She has also given a series of solo performances in Washington DC for concerts commemorating Martin Luther King. Soundarie is the Founder and Music Director of Sri Lanka’s premiere female ensemble ‘Soul Sounds,’ the first choir in Sri Lanka to perform and win awards internationally. She is also the Sri Lankan representative on the Council for Music Mundi—the International Organization that hosts several celebrated International Choral Festivals and Competitions. She was the SAARC Cultural Centre Deputy Director in Sri Lanka for six years. Soundarie is also a qualified lawyer with a Masters in law, in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law from the University of California, Berkeley. Soundarie has been also honoured with numerous national and international awards, such as the SAARC Woman of Achievement Award, the Zonta Award, and the Bunka Award presented by the Japan-Sri Lanka Association.

For further details contact the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre on Telephone No: 2684698 and Email: [email protected].