Laya Project’s musicians are the people of coastal and surrounding communities in the 2004 tsunami-affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar and India. The project is dedicated to the survivors of that historic disaster.
This gorgeous and mesmerizng production is based on regional folk music traditions, recorded and brought back to the studio to create settings that enhance the original recordings. It is also a breathtakingly beautiful juxtaposition of the grandeur of nature with its potential for destruction. While the journey crosses borders, it preserves the music of the people, and is a personal and collective tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.
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This film originally aired as part of DOC-DEBUT, a series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.