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Nepali musicians in virtual concert, comfort those in social distance amid lockdown
Amid a week-long nationwide lockdown that kicked off from Tuesday, Nepali musicians are making it productive even during the time of isolation and physical distancing.
A group of artists, entrepreneurs and social activists comprising Ranjan Ojha, Rohit Tiwari, Neha Banu Shah, Rohit Marwadi and Shashank Shree Neupane initiated a short virtual concert—Musicaloutbreak—a live streamed musical session through their personal Facebook handle on Tuesday.
"It aimed to encourage the physical distancing and be productive during the week-long nationwide lockdown," Founder of Social Café Ranjan Ojha told Mycity via phone.
“Usually a group of entrepreneurs, social activists and artists are brainstorming at the café. And in this critical situation, we thought that let’s do something that will more impactful online. So we came with an idea, despite of having a physical distance, we can entertain people through online,” Ojha added.
The session kicked today with the live streamed from Ishan R. Onta on 12:30 pm, followed by Aarif Rauf on 4:30 pm and Abhishek S. Mishra on 7:30 pm.
Before Ishan went live stream, he wrote on Facebook, “It is in times like these, that we must share love, passion, and hope. What better way to use the internet! I, along with other artists have accepted our roles and want to share our music with you by hosting a short virtual concert! #musicaloutbreak is an initiative of Social Cafe making social distancing easier.”
Ojha added that other prominent musicians such as Mukti Shakya, Albatross, KANTA dAb dAb, Satish Sthapit will also be the part of the session for a week.
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