A Borderless music.! By artfully blending traditional elements and sounds with modernity from West and Caribbean with Asian fineness, JAYASRI has managed to create a style that is uniquely them. No strangers to the happy blending of the East and West, JAYASRI today occupy a top spot in the world music talent list, often being call upon to enliven cultural events, Festivals, Tours in all continents with their particular brand of rhythm and energetic motion.
With the influence of their idols such as Marley, Bowie, Floyd, Shankar, Khan, the 6 members multicultural band goes through different music clashes like Asian DUB + Ragga + Reggae + Roots + Dancehall + Traditional Asian (Sri Lanka, India) & African riddims and chants + Chillout and Hip hop........a Rhythmic Firework!
JAYASRI s creativity expands through film music and songs in award winning films locally Boodee Keerthisenas Mille Soya-Bonjourno Italia and internationally Machan - European Venice Film Festival 2008 - Best Film - Europa Cinemas Label with 6 Jayasri original songs, directed by Oscar nominated Italian Director Uberto Pasolini, Film Score by Stephen Warbeck (Oscar winner) and Lakshman Joseph de Saram. The positive messages through their music and conscious lyrics paved them way to work with such professionals.
JAYASRI has opened and performed with such international artists as Third World, UB40, Alpha Blondy, The Wailers, Inner Circle, Scorpions,Temptations, Ziggy Marley, Falco, etc.....winning SLO Award (Sri Lanka Originals Awards) from SLBC Sri Lanka for their originality and crowned by achieving the winners of the Austrian World Music Award 2003 from 77 international bands. The two JAYASRI albums Mod Goviya and Sundaree brought several Nr.1 Hits locally and charts in World music Channels worldwide. Saamaya-Peace song from the brand new third album (Saamaya-Peace) has brought unity vibes to the long time war torn land Sri Lanka and Jayasri continues with their cult status in their homeland, spreading the message of Peace, Love and Unity. The Peace Messengers!
In their musical career, Jayasri members lend their exotic talents in successful international music projects such as Con Dom, Decadance, Rootsman, Banditos Bonitos, Ravers on Dope (Austrian Grammy Amadeus winners), Global Deejays. These contributions made them, the first ever.!among their countrymen to be in International Charts (European Charts + Charts in more than 25 countries, World music charts appearing on worlds biggest music televisions MTV Europe, NBC, RTL, VIVA, ZDF, ORF so on) and to hold recording deals with Sony, BMG, EMI world wide.
DIFFERENT CULTURES - LANGUAGES - INSTRUMENTS ONE SOUND!!!!
Rohitha Jayalath (SRI LANKA) - Vocals, Riddim & Acoustic Guitars, Ethnic Percussion
Rohan Jayalath ROKI (SRI LANKA)
Vocals, Bass Guitar
Biddu Faham (BANGLADESH)
Vocals, Keyboards, Piano
Sumal Fernando (SRI LANKA)
Moses Afanyi (NIGERIA)
Backing Vocals, African & Latin Percussion
Thomas Lang (AUSTRIA)
Lead Guitar, backing Vocals
Jaya Sri - Sound of Asia meets West