11 August 2009
Campfire at Bolgoda
It is campfire time again!
I had a good time by the banks of Bolgoda Lake recently. The full moon, the lake and the songs..nothing is more joyous than this.
Sri Lankan music is unique in its all sense. It has its original music formed from the indigenous repertoire as well as the blend of many cultures. Principally it has a close affiliation to the Indian classical music. One of the very popular styles is Baila music which has a strong link with Portuguese music. The Reggae style music is also popular among the younger generation. Sing-a-song sessions are very common among Sri Lankans and most of the friends and family gatherings end up with such entertainment.
Disclaimer: It is extremely important to take appropriate safety measures when lighting a fire in outdoors. This is very important especially in forest areas or in isolated places. Never let a fire unattended. Once you finish, snuff out the fire to the last charcoal and burnt firewood! I.e. There shouldn’t be a single hot charcoal :)