Batch ’64 Entertainment

We have posted two calypso music items for your enjoyment the first is submitted by Seelan as a  Hill Billy Poem named “Shame & Scandal in the Family”

Click below

https–www.youtube.com-watchv=PAkkLQr2Kjc&index=1&list=RDPAkkLQr2Kjc.url

 

 

 

 

The second is from Sam. It is  a very old Sinhala calypso with english lyrics. supported by an  ensamble of  interesting musical instruments.

Vocalist Mariazelle Goonatileke Click below,

Enjoy.

 

 

Photo Quiz- Deepthie

 

Traditional Dress of –Name the People  ?

What are these lovely ladies dressed in their traditional dress  doing?      (Click to Enlarge)

I hope my story is not too long- but, this Photo Quiz is about learning- and here it is .

 

Rajes had this to say last night “ I really love the photo quiz and I learn a lot from all of you. love the dialogue between Seelan and Ariya . I may not put in a comment, but, I am ‘regular ‘ on the quiz watch ‘ !

 

“The traditional dress – is made  of pure seal skin  and takes a lot of work to make one dress .

There was a lot of controversy on seal hunting- and the Inuit people gave it good to the people who were protesting on the seal hunting ,  on the thousands of years old  traditions of the Inuit people.

The Inuit people still hunt seal to supplement their diet and is a very traditional way of hunting  and is essential for their cultural well being .

 

Throat Singing  is a very unique way of singing in the Arctic communities , done ONLY by women.

It is said that the women were left along on dark winter nights with the children , while the men were out hunting . so, the women started to sing in this way, to entertain them selves and the little children .

This way of singing is now very popular and one of Canadian Inuit singers –Tanya Tagaq won a coveted first prize award for her Throat Singing  a few years back .

You can listen to Throat Singing on You tube- very lovely and  interesting .

Any ENT guys on our team- may know the physiology of this special way of singing .”

“ I had many good reviews on the song – The Cree Honour Song , I sang in Arctic Bay .

Some said , it was truly the highlight of the day- this impromptu song by one of the members of the tour .

I sang in Cree language.

My heart was bursting when I was out in there- and I just HAD TO SING IT – or else my heart would have burst open … and I put all my heart and soul into the song .

 

This song was composed by a Cree native in Canada, for a special occasion at Parliament grounds in Ottawa- a few yrs ago, and I learnt it from YOU tube, with a little help from my Cree friend- Delores .

You can listen to it on You tube- Cree Honour Song by  Norman Ottereyes

He is a young man, with a very old voice, and we say, that ‘this is an old soul that has returned ‘.

When he was singing the song on the  big  out door stage ,  to the heart beat rhythm of the  drum beat of the big Pow Wow drum  in Ottawa, two Bald Eagles flew over …. Someone captured that moment of good omen  on a cell phone and put it on You tube- and then, the rest is history !

 

One member of my Drum Circle was in Ottawa when this happened , and now we sing this song at  the Drum Circle.

This song has a lovely melody- some members of the Drum Circle tells me “ Deepthie- you are singing in your Indian language  “ !!

Even Indira and Ana thinks  I sing in Hindi ( !! ) , when one day I sang this song on the phone to them !

Take a listen – you will love the lilting melody  and the lovely voice of Norman Ottereys .

 

Enjoy – Deepthie .

Photo Quiz- Sam

 

Can you identify the location and name of the building shown in  this 1910 photograph?

 

 

Photo Quiz – Deepthie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you Identify the location of these photos and describe  what you see ?

(Click on the photos to see details)

Best wishes to Sunil (MSP) Perera !

Sunil,

Wishing you the best of Health and Happiness on this special day!!

Please visit us in Florida next time you venture out to east coast .

Sam

Sam

Dear Sunil,
Your ‘Big day’ is rejoiced by everyone in the ‘ 64 batch
Charmed by your wonderful smile and the Heart to match
Contentment, Peace and Joy, longevity with Good Health
Wishes sent to my prestigious mate & a thoroughbred chap

Ariya De Silva

 

Dear Sunil,

Today is a day you remember with pleasure,
A day I am sure you do always treasure.
So we wish you many happy returns of the day,
And health wealth and happiness to follow you all the way.🎻🎻🎻🎻


Praxy and Ranjit

 

Happy Birthday to you Sunil- !

It was good to meet you along with your very lovely wife and lovely
daughter, at the RU 64 in Beruwala, and again, meeting you all suddenly and
unexpectedly at Kalkudah, a few days later !

I hope you remember the good days at the Lower Quarters at Ragama- when we
had such fun, despite our hard and sleep deprived Internship days .
I remember you shared the end room with Dr. Thurusinghe ( Lumumba grad )
and I shared the other end ( girls side ) room with Shiranci Virasinghe .

You were very quiet and was a very serious student- and did not do crazy
things ( !! ) like most of the other guys, and really did not have much to
do with us girls either .
You made sure, you kept your nose close to your books – and that was a good
thing for sure .

Lets hope we all meet again , at another RU sooner than later, and do let
me know, if you ever plan a visit to Ontario .

Have a very Happy Birthday, and please give my fond regards to your lovely
wife and your very pretty daughter !

Deepthie .

Batch ’64 Music feature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYN9qNXmAw

Hope you enjoy this new feature ” Batch’64 Music Videos” I will publish any type of entertainment Video’s that you think that batch mates might  enjoy. Please forward them to my personal Email address, painrxsam@yahoo.com. Click above for one of the most popular  Hindi songs ever done , with amazing cinematography. Hope you like Sahrukh Khan! Enjoy.

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