Paleti opens up to younger generation; singer Bidhan Shrestha to perform

Published On: May 22, 2017 04:59 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 22: The May edition of Paleti will feature Bidhan Shrestha.

Bidhan Shrestha is known for his songs which has folk and patriotic flavor.  ‘Machi marna jau dajai Kalapani ma’, ‘Buhari Jhar jhain lajalu…’, ‘Aja nache meri gauri…’, ‘Kanchi ko Allare Jovan….’ are some of his popular numbers, all of which will be performed at the coming Paleti.

“I am glad to be performing at the Paleti stage, where many artists I admire have performed, said Bidhan. “This musical show will be a special one for me as this is the first solo concert in my two decade long musical career.” he added.

“Bidhan has a unique originality in his songs,” said Paleti coordinator Aavaas. “he is among my favorites in his generation and this session of Paleti signals Paleti’s opening to the new generation of creators as well.” He added.

Bidhan has started his rehearsal sessions with Paleti musical team and is all set to perform his debut solo endeavor this coming Friday evening on 26th May 2017.

Bidhan Shrestha represents the younger generation of Nepali music.He is known for his unique vocal performance and selection of songs. Bidhan grew up in a musical family and groomed himself under the mentorship of his father Bijay Shrestha, a known musician and lyricist based in Sunsari. Later, Bidhan trained himself under Ambar Gurung.

Paleti is a micro series musical concert organized at nepalaya’s r’sala, where singers and musicians come together on a mini platform and perform in close proximity with the audience. Paleti is organized to revitalize Nepali Contemporary (Adhunik) music and close the gap between the singer/musician and the listeners. Paleti had resumed last month after a gap of several years presenting songs and poems of Poet Dinesh Adhikari. Paleti is organized at nepa~laya’s ‘r’ sala for a limited audience on a first come basis.

It is strange to see that the culture of solo concerts have not progressed much in Nepal. More than 75% of artists who have appeared in Paleti concerts realize, they never performed a solo show and Paleti happens to be their debut solo performance.




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