Kadavara – An Arrow’s Range (Dandubasnamanaya)

Kadavara – An Arrow’s Range (Dandubasnamanaya)


This 4 piece group of Lankan’s comprising of Mithila Mangedarage (Guitar), Dhanushka Uduwage (Percussion), Jeff Arulandoo (Bass) & Tharuka Senevirathne (Vocals, Percussion) along with the help of session players aim to bring back the classics. This is the first of many covers by the bunc who are currently residing in the USA.

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Cover of original written by Dr. Premasiri Khemadasa for the old Sri Lankan TV series “Dandubasnamanaya” (An arrow’s range). Lyrics written by Sunil Ratnayake based on a type of ancient Sri Lankan hymns by the name of “Kolmura Kavi” (Kolmura verses), sung for the goddess Pattini. It is believed the verses have a history that goes as far back as the time of the ancient demon king Ravana. Although the actual melody is said to have been kept secret through generations by a sector of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Sri Lanka, rumor has it, in his composition, Khema came surprisingly close to the actual melody.

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