Casting Untouchable Beats: The Story of the Drum-Makers
In the sound of the traditional Sri Lankan drums are rhythmic beats that go back centuries. Mystique of the occult and closely-guarded hereditary craft blend to create the instruments that speak of a countrys olden heritage in ritualistic music. Yet the life of the Sri Lankan drum-makers, their state of existence, has been a subject that has been cast aside from the mainstream cultural and anthropological discourse. Casting Untouchable Beats casts insight on the status of the marginalised drum-maker community whose voice has never been carried widely unlike the much admired beats their creations emanate.
26 February 2020
at ICES (Kandy) Auditorium
ICES, 554/6A, Peradeniya Road, Mulgampola
To reach ICES take the lane [on the left] opposite Daya Niwasa