KATHMANDU, June 13:Singer Satya Raj Acharya’s ghazal album ‘Madhushala’ was released amid a function at Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Tahachal Marg on Saturday, June 11. ‘Madhushala,’ according to the singer, is the fruit of his rigorous work of five long years.
A one-minute silence was observed in commemoration of the Late Music Maestro Ambar Gurung before the album was jointly released by three generations of the Acharya family—father Bhakta Raj Acharya, sons Satya Raj and Swarup Raj Acharya, and grandsons Sargam and Sangeet—during the grand ceremony. Female members of the Acharya family also joined them on stage while the audience held their breath when the grandchildren along with their grandfather pulled the curtain to reveal the album cover.
‘Madhushala’ is also claimed to be the only ghazal album written, composed and sung by a single person. According to Naresh Bhattarai, who was emceeing the event, informed that the album will soon have its name in the pages of Guinness Book of World Records for the same reason.
When asked why he chose the genre, Acharya said, “Ghazals have attracted me since my childhood. Composing ghazal requires a different level of passion and discipline. Also, when I came to know that no one has ever come up with a ghazal album with their own lyrics, composition, and voice, I decided to give it a go.”
The singer, who has over 1,500 songs to his credit, stated that his ‘Madhushala’ targets people who prefer soothing music and can “feel” the lyrics of a ghazal.
Satya Raj Acharya also performed couple of songs from the new album after it was officially launched.