...Happy looking musicians...wonderful costumes...life must be a lot nicer where the sun shines more...sigh...here it's cold, dark and rainy...makes me feel a bit down :(...Thanks a lot Ravindra!!
With a block of 4 lovely colorful flower stamps (Issued 07-10-2012)
Sri Lankan drummers are usually deployed in ensembles (hewisi) of anything between three and, in the largest festivals, 50 performers.
Kandyan drumming is distinguished by its frequent sudden changes of tempo and highly irregular rhythmic patterns which ebb and flow in a series of percussive onslaughts – the almost telepathic coordination displayed by the members of top drum groups during performances can seem almost magical.