Yanni wants to perform in Sri Lanka

Yanni in Dubai after Sri Lanka stopover (Pic Gulf News)

Music maestro Yanni, known around the world for his skills on the piano, says he would love to do a show in Sri Lanka sometime soon.

Yanni made a short stopover at the Bandaranaike International Airport (Tuesday October 25) while on his way to Dubai for a show.

Speaking to reporters at the airport Yanni said that he was taken aback by the warm hospitality given to him at the airport.

He said he was however disappointed that he will not be performing in Sri Lanka and hopes that one day he will get the chance to do so.

“I feel bad that we are not doing a concert this time. We are just coming through. I have heard a lot about the Sri Lankan hospitality,” Yanni said at the airport.

Yanni also recalled that he has spoken about Sri Lanka with one of his band members, Hussain Jiffry, a bass guitarist who is a native Sri Lankan.

This keyboard genius, whose concerts are an amalgamation of soul-stirring orchestra, display of dazzling lights and showmanship, has also earned the rare distinction of being the only artist who has performed in front of monuments including the Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and the Acropolis in his native land.

Meanwhile Gulf News reported that as many as 6,500 tickets had been sold for the Dubai gig making it a sell-out concert. As the local organisers Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment puts it, Yanni’s music cut across boundaries and cultures. (The Hub.asia)

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