Friday, October 29, 2010

The 7th Annual Sarangi Day

The celebration of traditional and contemporary Nepali Folk Music Sarangi Day 2010 is sure to let you experience the real flavour of Nepali Folk Music. The 7th Annual Sarangi Day is back. This annual celebration of Nepali music, food and film will take place today- Friday; October 29.

An all-day celebration of Nepal’s Folk Music Heritage. Sarangi Day will feature Nepali folk-lore, especially from the Gandharba caste members who have gathered in Kathmandu from all over Nepal. Sham Nepali, a sarangi player who has been involved in almost all of the Sarangi Day festivals, said the main purpose of this day is to promote the traditional Nepali music.

”We should conserve it and also save and promote it because this can help Nepal recognized musically,” he said. And the Gandharba Cultural and Arts Organization is just doing that.

In addition,the festival will also have workshops and master classes and a documentary screening by the Mountain Music Project featuring musical collaborations between the Appalachian Bluegrass players from the US with the musicians of Gandharba caste. Referring to young groups like Saksham and the well known fusion band Kutumba, Nepal said,”The young generation of musicians is also incorporating folk tunes and sarangi in their music, thus preserving the folk tunes. The coming generation can further learn from them.”

The event starts from 2:00 pm onwards with free entrance.

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