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Asha Bhosle Live in Concert with Bathiya & Santhush

Bhathiya and Santhush (BnS) Sri Lanka’s legendary and most revolutionary pop duo are going to rock the Sri Lankan music fans yet another time.”Asha Bhosle” the veteran Indian Pop queen will perform live in concert with Bhathiya and Santhush on 12th August at the Sugathadasa indoor stadium.

Ms. Bhosle’s music career spans over six decades. Beginning her career in 1943, the veteran Indian songstress has done playback singing for over a 1000 Bollywood movies. She is the sister of famed playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Ms. Bhosle is believed to have sung over 12000 songs during her career.  To date, Ms. Bhosle has sung in over 15 languages including Sinhala and is the first Indian artiste to be nominated for a Grammy Award for her work on ‘Legacy’, an album with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

This is the second time the Indian song bird collaborates with this young Sri Lankan music duo.Asha Bhosle’s guest appearance in BnS’s single ‘Dedunna Sedi’ and a Hindi-language version of their hit song ‘Pethu Pem Pathum’ make history in 2009 as Sri Lanka’s first musical act to ever work with a legendary Indian musician of such high caliber. A special Hindi version of the song “Dedunna Sedi” was also released later in India. Prior to their collaboration with Ms. Bhosle, BNS also worked with famous  Tamil and Hindi playback singer Hariharan for their most hit single ‘Yalpaname Pipichcha Pichcha mal nela” a peace song written by wordsmith Nilar N casim in both Sinhala and Tamil and composed by BnS.

Bhathiya and Santhush’s Indian connection started somewhere in 2007 with the release of their album “Ayubowan-Namaste” under Universal Music label India. The album merges traditional Sri Lankan culture and scenic landscapes with a mix of Hindi and English lyrics. It was a memorable mile stone of their musical career as it was the first step to taken Sri Lankan music in to global market by any Sri Lankan artist.

They’ve toured over 40 countries, performed at the Sydney Opera House, Festival De Cannes and Millennium Dome in London and are the only artistes in Sri Lanka to have a clothing line named after them. Since the inception of their act in 1998, they have released six albums and had seven Sri Lankan number one singles. Bathiya & Santhush are one of the biggest musical acts to hit the Sri Lankan musical scene since the 1990s, mixing Sinhala, Tamil and English lyrics in their originals, bringing out their contemporary style and revolutionizing the music industry in Sri Lanka. Bhathiya and Santhush have received many local and international awards and was the Composers & Performers of the Official Sri Lankan Cricket Anthem BCCSL.

Tickets for the “Asha Bhosle Live in Concert with Bhathiya and Santhush” show available at Cinnamon Grand. Galadari,Hilton,Taj,Cinnamon Lake SideHotel,Galle Face Hotel and Mt.Lavinia Hotel. Also tickets can be purchased at the gate on 12th August. Stay in touch with “Lanka Help Magazine” to get more details about the show as and when it released by the organizers.

Listen the song below “Dedunna Sedi” By Bhathiya & Santhush featuring Asha Bhosle.

Sandun W

Sandun joined Lanka Help Magazine as a contributor in June, 2011. He has been consistently writing articles to our magazine. Many useful articles of this site are under Sandun's name.

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