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Published On: November 5, 2017 09:21 AM NPT By: Nasana Bajracharya

Third Gharana Music Festival concludes

Third Gharana Music  Festival concludes

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The Third Gharana Music Festival 2017 came to a musical end with a performance by a group of students at Around The Corner in Dhapashi on Saturday.

The finale performance was conducted by Adhishree Dhungana, preceded by a Crescendo Orchestra conducted by Thomas Martin. The students are a part of musical program organized by Gharana Music Foundation held at Early Childhood Development Center.

The last day of the fest also comprised of multiple masterclass sessions and workshops held by artists like Erika Dohi (piano), Righteous GIRLS (Erika and Gina Izzo), Thomas Martin (violin) and Paul Cesarczyk (guitar).

Gharana this year too had brought together many national and international classical artists to put together enriching musical performances in Nepal. The artists included popular Nepali folk band Kutumba, Nepali Quartet, (Mithila Natyakala Parishad) MINAP Ensemble along with other international artists like Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf (Boyd Meets Girl), Neecia Majolly and Brendan Evans.

All of the artists explored the pure musical essence of their respective instruments including guitar, cello, piano, flute and violin, tabla, bansuri, cajon and some other folk instruments like didgeridoo, kanjira, tunga, dhol, jhyamta, arbajoo, bhushya, chaal, chabrung and chushya.

This was the first time that Gharana went outside Kathmandu and reached Janakpur, where Kutumba and MINAP Ensemble collaborated with Boyd Meets Girl to perform at the Janaki Temple on October 25, the first day of the fest. 

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