Anupa Khemadasa

Young Mammals Volunteer Extraordinaire

Anupa-square Anupa is an IT Consultant and cellist living in Toronto. She grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the hot sun of her tempestuous and brilliant father, composer Premasiri Khemadasa (http://www.premasirikhemadasa.com/), who shook Sri Lanka's sonic scene many times in the past half century. Anupa moved to Prague, Czech Republic to study cybernetics in 1989 (3 months before the Velvet Revolution) where she spent many, many years. She has performed numerous times in Sri Lanka, Europe, Canada and the US. Most recently, she toured in the US with the PhoolanDevi Opera http://www.phoolandeviopera.com/). She directed music for the Sri Lankan movie Thanha Rathi Raga together with her composer sister Gayathri (http://thanharathiranga.com/), to be released in March 2013 in Sri Lanka. Anupa also manages the Khemadasa Foundation - an institute established by her father in 1993 to give free education in music and arts to the underprivileged youth of Sri Lanka.