Mario Ananda set to release ‘Rock & Roar’ | Sunday Observer

Mario Ananda set to release ‘Rock & Roar’

25 September, 2022

After the one-of-a-kind trilingual sports music video ‘Living on the Edge’ released by Mario Ananda in April 2021, he is ready to launch the next step with a difference, as a sequel – Rock the world and change the world concept, developed for children.

His goal is to popularize sports among Sri Lankan children as a lifestyle. This is with the intention of rescuing the children from going astray and from addicting into drugs, smoking and alcohol. It is also an inspiration for the next generation to follow their dream to take part in international sports events.

Mario believes that this is the only effective way to change the failed systems in all aspects and groom a generation with discipline, skills, confidence, values, ethics and fair play. And sports is the holistic space for children to inculcate such qualities.

After the Olympic song production Mario has been learning wushu under Master Leel Dharmapriya for over a year. While training he produced the documentary title ‘The Holy Grail of Chinese Wushu and the theme song titled ‘Kung fu is My Game’ featuring his guitar student, Kinon Angelo.

The latest release is a Wushu themed song and is a further step of Living on the Edge, titled ‘Rock & Roar’. Parallel to Children’s Day, the song will be released. Also the world’s first theme song for Health Qi Gong will also be officially released. Spontaneously the National Day of China also is commemorated on this same day. These songs will be officially released by Arnuka Records on Spotify and Itunes and the music videos on you tube platforms.

As in all the previous productions,the concept of the video production, the script and direction are by Mario Ananda himself.

He has been motivating underprivileged children to dream big, and chase dreams beyond the capacities they are bound to.

Along with Mario the students of Master Leel Dharmapriya are featured, performing wushu, in this video and the Living on the Edge team of children who collaborate with Mario have joined to motivate the children.

‘Rock & Roar’ is a song produced by Mario Ananda with the motivation to encourage the Sri Lankan Children to be stronger than ever during this time of trial, and chase their dreams to achieve the best versions of themselves in life, despite all the obstacles they have to face.

Mario wants to encourage and remember the rest of the citizens who do not have this option, but are bound to stay in the country. The notion of a Third World country has been branded to our children’s minds since birth but the talent of our country not even the developed countries have for themselves.

The song has an energetic, motivating and catchy vibe to it. It’s released in English and Sinhala versions.The English version titled ‘Rock & Roar’ lyrics are written by Mario Ananda and the Rap is by Kinon Angelo. The Sinhala lyrics titled ‘Sara Singha Patau Apa’ is written by School boy Malindu Mihisara Pradinath, who was found by Mario while he was the ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals Children’s Parliament, and to date they collaborate in various productions for a valuable cause.

The music direction and melody, vocals, concept, visual direction and editing is by Mario Ananda himself. It’s a production of Mario Ananda Productions. The director of photography is Nevinda Jayasena who has been working with Mario for over a decade now. The makeup artist is Sandun Athukorala.

The chief guest at the launch event will be Kishu Gomes.