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Nepathya starts National Tour with a sold out show in Birtamode
Nepathya kick-started their ongoing nationwide tour with a sold-out show at the Domalal Stadium in Birtamode on Wednesday. As per a press statement released by Nepa-laya quoting the local organizers Sahara Nepal, it stated that 5500 people attended the show.
It added that the Birtamode show also launched the ‘Traffic Accident Minimization Campaign’. “The proceeds from the show will benefit in equipping Traffic management in State 1,” said Mahendra Giri of Sahara Nepal the press statement read.
As announced, the show started exactly at 5:45 pm with a brief traffic awareness video followed by Nepathya’s music videos, ‘Sa Karnali’ and ‘Aina Jhyal’. The show was opened by the band with their first recorded song, ‘Aganai Bhari’. The big screen in the background showed Nepathya’s 25-year journey with images of all, who contributed to the band in their musical journey.
Acquainted with the fact that Nepathya concerts are punctual in nature, the audience had already started to flock in at 4 pm and by the time the timer ticked to the start line, the stadium was filled. The audience participated by singing and dancing all along from the very first song ‘Aganai Bhari’ to the last, ‘Jangi Nishan’.
Nepathya entourage includes five truck-loads of equipment which includes stage, sound, lights and audio-visual equipment, all transported from Kathmandu. The assembling of the equipment that happened over two days resulted in a musical spectacular.
Nepathya performed a power pack 2 hours setlist which covered songs from the initial hits to their latest release. From ‘Chekyo Chekyo’ to ‘Jomsome Bazaar’ to ‘Mai Mari Jaunla’, ‘Resham’, ‘Tal ko Pani to Sirfula’, the audience participated as a voluntary chorus for the show.
Nepathya had last performed in Birtamode in 2005 during the Sundar Shanta Nepal peace concert tour. “We then lived with fear as our Nation was drenched in conflict. Staying out of the house after dusk was considered risky, let alone organizing a concert. That was why we did our peace concert shows during the day.” Nepathya front-man Amrit Gurung recalled. “It is such a pleasure to now see our shows being organized in the evening amidst this spectacular display of lights. It is even satisfying to see all of you being able to attend the show and enjoy. This, I take as a sign of reinstating peace in the country.” He added.
The press statement added that the next stop of the tour will be Dharan, where the show will be locally hosted by MC Coffee Hour and Parikrama, a student group of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Dharan show is scheduled for Friday at Dharan Stadium. After Dharan, the show will travel west and perform in Butwal on Monday before concluding in Dhangadhi on November 29.