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Sinhala folk music : its vocal traditions and stylistic nuances

Dassenaike, Nilusha Ranjini


This research presents the role and characteristics of vocal improvisation in Sinhala folk music, the music of Sri Lanka. This study examines the vocal nuances and expressions of Sinhala folk and identifies the idiosyncratic nature of vocal improvisation and how it is applied in Sinhala folk music. Considered a dying art form by practitioners, scholars, nationals and expats interviewed during this research, Sinhala folk music is scarcely practiced yet holds the key to the nation's musical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-02
Type: Thesis (MPhil)


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