November 9, 2011

Wasantha Sandanayake's grand daughter Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga's album Rangana Rengum brings a number of Golden Oldies

About the album - Rangana Rengum

In this album, Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga sings some of the most popular golden oldies of Sri Lanka sung by her grand mother Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake. Muni Nandana Siri Pada (මුනි නන්දන සිරි පාද වඳිම් සමනල කන්දේ) and Mada Seetha Nala Rella (මද සීත නල රැල්ල දැඟලිල්ල පා) are two such ever-green songs in this album. Senpathiyan Gena (සෙන්පතියන් ගැන නැව්පතියන් ගැන) and Sudo Mama Adarei (සුදෝ මම ආදරෙයි) are two of the songs of recent origin presented in the album. Also included are a number of Sadhana's new songs. Her husband Nanditha Ranatunga joins her in the duets.

About Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga

Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga represents the third generation of a family of singers. She is the grand daughter of the celebrated yesteryear songstress Kalashuri Vasantha Sandanayake who sang the most number of memorable songs on Buddhist and patriotic themes from the 1930s.

Sadhana started her musical career by singing as a little child at Radio Ceylon’s Lama Mandapaya. Today she is the visiting Music teacher at the Royal College primary, Colombo. And also she conducts music classes at the Amara-Daya Arts Foundation conducted by legendary musicians Prof. Amara Ranatunga and Dr. Dayaratne Ranatunga.

Her mother, Daya Hemantha Abeysekara, is a renowned playback singer while her father, Shanthi Abeysekara, is a well known yesteryear film actor, director and producer.

Sadhana's husband Nanditha Ranatunga is the son of renowned musicians Amara and Dayaratne Ranatunga. Himself a talented tabla player, Nanditha Ranatunga partners with Sadhana in the duets. Their sons Oshada and Shashika study at the Royal College, Colombo.

Visharada Sadhana has authored a textbook on classical music that could be especially beneficial to first and second year students reading for the Visharada exam.

Song List

A special feature of this online album is that it offers lyrics both in Sinhala and English. Also, full-length listening for all songs are provided free and paid downloads come with your choice of file formats.

1.Kalyani Ganga Rajini (කල්‍යාණි ගංගා රාජිනී - ලන්කාර රිදී නිල් දියේ) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Sarath Wimalaweera, Originally Sung by: Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake

2.Nokiyama Eda Esala Mahe (නොකියාම එදා ඇසල මහේ සඳ ඇති පායා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Mervyn Senaratne, Originally Sung by: Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake

3.Muni Nandana Siri Pada (මුනි නන්දන සිරි පාද වඳිම් සමනල කන්දේ - විහිදෙන මෝක්ෂ සුගන්දේ) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Mervyn Senaratne, Music Composition: U. D. Perera, Originally Sung by: Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake

4.Mage Langama Nedeya (මගේ ලඟම නැදෑයා - හීන පොතෙන් ගෙට අවා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga & Nanditha Ranatunga, Lyrics: Saman Chandranath Weerasinghe, Music Composition: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga & Nanditha Ranatunga, Originally Sung by: Sujatha Attanayake

5.Adare Mandire (ආදරේ මන්දිරේ - සඳලුතල එලි වෙලා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Karunaratne Abeysekara, Music Composition: R. Muththusami, Originally Sung by: Sujatha Attanayake

6.Ma Inne Oba Langin (මා ඉන්නේ ඔබ ලඟින් - රෑ යාමේ සිහිනයෙන්) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga & Nanditha Ranatunga, Lyrics: Hemasiri Halpita, Music Composition: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga & Nanditha Ranatunga

7.Sura Lalanaviye (සුර ලලනාවියේ!ගැමි මනමාලියේ!) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Mervyn Senaratne, Originally Sung by: Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake

8.Senpathiyan Gena (සෙන්පතියන් ගැන නැව්පතියන් ගැන කතා අහනකොට අම්මේ) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Oshada Chamith, Arun Sashika Ranatunga, Lyrics: Hubath Dissanayake, Music Composition: Professor Amara Ranatunga, Pulasthi Indika Ranatunga

9.Awasarada Mage (අවසරද මගෙ නෙතට - ඔබ අසල නිදන්නට) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Dr Gamini Abeysekera, Music Composition: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga

10.Mada Seetha Nala Rella (මද සීත නල රැල්ල දැඟලිල්ල පා -කැළඹිල්ල දී දසත විසිරී ගියා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Manel Perera, Music Composition: R. Muththusami, Originally Sung by: Sarath Sandanayake & Daya Hemantha Abeysekera

11.Sudo Mama Adarei (සුදෝ මම ආදරෙයි) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Gamini Fonseka, Music Composition: Dr Lionel Algama, Originally Sung by: Sujatha Attanayake

12.Maha Rae Yame (මහ රෑ යාමේ මේ ඇල් හේනේ - තනියම සීපද කියනු අසා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga & Nanditha Ranatunga, Lyrics: Mervyn Senaratne, Music Composition: Dr Dayaratna Ranatunga, Originally Sung by: Dr Dayaratna Ranatunga & Professor Amara Ranatunga

13.Dola Langa Guru Para Dige (දොල ලඟ ගුරු පාර දිගේ - ඒවි සිනහ පපා ටිකිරි නගා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Wimal Abeysundera, Originally Sung by: Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake

14.Ananda Premadare Pa (ආනන්ද ප්‍රේමාදරේ පා - ලෝකේ මනෝ රම්‍ය වේවා) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga & Dr Dayaratna Ranatunga, Lyrics: Ajantha Ranasinghe, Music Composition: Dr Dayaratna Ranatunga

15.Rangana Rengum (රඟන රැඟුම් ගයන ගැයුම් සතුට සදාදේ) - Vocals: Visharada Sadhana Ranatunga, Lyrics: Mervyn Senaratne, Originally Sung by: Kalashuri Wasantha Sandanayake


1 comment:

  1. Good effort. I like your music site too. Your idea of providing lyrics for songs in Sinhala and English language both is welcome for non-Sinhala-reading fans.

    Sree J

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