Swinging to the beat of T20 ‘vissai, visse’

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This has nothing to do with Environment, but as majority of the country are having high expectations that Sri Lanka will win T20 World Cup; thought of writing about the tournament’s theme song.

The T20 World Cup has gripped cricket fans for the past three weeks and its official theme song with its catchy papare beat has no doubt, helped in electrifying the atmosphere. ‘Vissai visse’, a creation of Sarigama Music is sung by superstars Bathiya and Santhush. ‘Vissai visse’ which in essence means ‘Twenty Times More’ captures the spirit and energy of Sri Lankan cricket and the Twenty20 format of the game.

An English version too has been made aiming to extend its appeal to fans everywhere. “We are happy to be part of this official song” said Bathiya and Santhush. Teenage fan Dasun described it as amazing and said, “It gave us something to chant at the matches.”

The music video too is also becoming more popular on YouTube and the organisers have invited fans to send in video clips of their own performances, which are incorporated to the music video. See the ICC’s official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/cricketicc

(The Sinhala version of ‘Vissai visse’ features Bathiya Jayakody and Santhush Weeraman/ Dinesh Kanagaratnam/ Umaria Sinhwansa while the English version features Bathiya Jayakody and Santhush Weeraman/ Arjun Coomaraswamy/ Randhir Withana/ Umaria Sinhwansa)

Published on SundayTimes on 07.10.2012 http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121007/plus/swinging-to-the-beat-of-vissai-visse-15092.html

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