Bhi Bhiman: A Folk Soul Singer with Sri Lankan Heritage

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Bhi Bhiman (Photo: Matthew Washburn)

Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman has been dubbed as Sri Lanka's Woody Guthrie. Bhiman, born to Sri Lankan parents, grew up in St. Louis and was initially inspired by Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder. However, he has developed his own style and in his debut album called "Bhiman," he has performed songs about oppression, identity and riding the rails.