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Entertainment


Plans to create song on tranquility of the village

By Ishara Jayawardane
This week The TV Guide spoke to the popular singer, 32 year old Prasanna Jayasinghe about his pursuits and his life.

Q. How did you become a Singer? How did you enter this field?
A.
I did my first recording 13 years ago with my father, Sunny Jayasinghe who worked at SLBC. At the age of 18 I got involved in a band called Susima . So I started out as a band player although there were not many bookings.

Q. Who introduced you into this field?
A.
My father. My father was my first teacher. My father and mother, a dancing teacher showed the way.

Q. Tell me something about your school life?
A.
I studied up to my O/levels. Now I am into full time music. Currently a new song of mine is playing on 7 channels. The CD and the Album comes out in April.

Q. Up to the present day how many songs have you done?
A.
It is like this. If a person is interested in doing a song and you like my style then we will assess this person to see if he/she can actually perform/sing this song. And if the person can sing the song I make a melody for that person. I will create a song that can be sung by this person. It is my right and ownership but the song is sung by this person. My team will do everything from the melody to the visuals. A Melody is putting the words into a song. A string of words is given a tune

Q. How many Albums have you put out?
A.
Eight Albums that are melodies.

Q. From the songs you have sung what is your favorite? and Why do you have a special liking for it?
A.
“Villipanelli sithata dhanenney” about a sweet and innocent girl who gets married and leaves her village it is a beautiful song. From the melodies I did this is what I love the most.

Q. Can you divulge some personal information about yourself?
A.
I am married have a son. My wife is Samudra Sajivini and my son is Vishwa. My wife supports me in a big way. The support she gives me cannot be put into words, she gives me maximum support.

Q. What are you future expectations?
A.
The tranquility of the village is a theme present in almost all of my songs. My ambition is to create a really good song based on this theme.

Q. What has been the feedback you have received from your songs?
A.
My song “Kolomba Duru Ratai” received a lot of positive feedback.

Q. How many musical events have you taken part in?
A.
So many that I cannot give you an exact number. Mostly when it comes to weddings in one month I do about 30 or 40 of them. Also at open door concerts I do 3 or 4 in one month.