Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kutumba to Perform in Commonwealth Games in India

As we all know that Kutumba is on of the Nepali musical band which is contributing a lot in preserving and promoting Nepali Traditional Music.Kutumba has confirmed that they will be performing in the Commonwealth Games in India, October 10 and 11. One of the most celebrated folk instrumental ensembles of recent times, the group of six professionals from Kathmandu will be taking their sounds to a world audience and sharing the spotlight with some of the biggest names in Indian and international muskutumbaic scene.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India, from October 3 to 14. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in India. Prince Charles, who will represent Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony, will formally announce the Commonwealth Games in Delhi to be open, jointly with the President of India, Pratibha Patil.

With a mission to preserve, present and promote traditional music, Kutumba wishes to spread Nepali folk music throughout the world. “It is such an honor to be able to represent the country. We couldn’t have asked for a better platform than this to take our music to a global audience,” said the man on percussion Pavit Maharjan. “It was a pleasant surprise when we got the call from the Indian Embassy. Initially, they had asked us to perform for16 days, but that would have been way too taxing. So we settled for two days,” he added.

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