After a successful encounter with the audience in Kathmandu’s Swayambhu few weeks ago, Nepathya is set to leave for Sikkim in India.
The premier folk-rock band of Nepal is all set to perform at Rabong in southern part of Sikkim.
The performance will be done at ‘Rabong Tourism Festival’, a 3-day festival hosted by the southern settlement of Sikkim. The festival will start on October 28 at Cho Dzo Lake. Sikkim’s Chief Minister PawanChamling will inaugurate the event.
Nepathya will perform as the closing act of the festival on the evening of October 30.
The people of the northeastern regions of India -- Darjeeling, Sikkim, Assam, Shillong and surrounding area -- are often regarded music lovers. There is a wide following for Nepali music in these areas.
“We consider invitation from these areas as an opportunity for cross-border connectivity between the people of Nepali origin and culture,” said Amrit Gurung of the band. “We take this as an honor to promote Nepali brotherhood,” he added.
As per the local organizers, preparation for the festival is on full swing and technical arrangement for the show has been finalized with a supplier from Siliguri.
“Nepathya’s music has echoed around the hills of Sikkim for long. They are popular among all generations here,” said Jigme Wangchuk Bhutia, chairman of the Rabong Tourism Festival organizing committee. “A band we have been hearing on radio and watching on TV is finally coming here. We are excited to witness Nepathya live in Rabong,” he added.
The 14-member Nepathya entourage consisting of musicians, management, and technicians is scheduled to leave Kathmandu on Sunday.
Amrit Gurung will be accompanied on stage by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Thapa on keyboards, Subin Shakya on bass, Niraj Gurung on guitars and Shanti Rayamajhi on madal.