While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events, and even shut down daily activities in some places, Mexico City is going ahead with Vive Latino — one of the most important music festivals in the country.
Happiness is never a constant state. However, all of us have that one particular thing that we do that lifts our moods up and makes us feel happy about ourselves and our lives. For some, it can be knitting or watching their favorite sit-come but for most of us, it’s music. There’s something about melodies, tunes and lyrics that can make us feel really good and can instantly lift our moods. Maybe it’s the memories attached to a particular song or just the way the song makes us feel, we all have that one song we turn to to feel better. We asked some people what they considered to be their “theme song”.
In recent times, the Nepali music scene has seen a rise in indie, lo-fi songs/music created by urban youths. These songs are often independently produced and tend to be more personal than those dominating the mainstream. One such artist, trying to make a name in this small but well-loved music scene, is Oasis Thapa.
What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.
From tailing his two elder brothers when they listened to John Mayer albums when he was young to releasing his own music and opening for Rohit John Chettri, Kelsang Shrestha has come a long way in his musical career. The 17-year-old musician, who studies in grade 12 at Rato Bangla School, recently released his second single, Timilai, and the song along with its cute music video is raking up hundreds of thousands of views on Shrestha’s YouTube channel. Here, he talks to The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay about his musical journey, and the inspiration behind his music.
2019 was an action packed year for K-pop. Although the year will be remembered by many as one of the saddest in K-pop history because of the many disbandments, members ominously leaving their groups, many scandals and, most importantly, the passing of two big stars, Sulli and Goo Hara, 2019 K-pop also had its fair share of high moments—especially in music. Here are some highlights.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Samir Ghising, popularly known as VTEN, is a rapper cum hip-hop artist who has brought a different flavor to the Nepali music industry. The 23-year-old is the talk of the town amongst youngsters. His hit song ‘Hami yestai ta ho ni bro’ has been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube.
Music has the power of healing and connecting people. And Damodar Adhikari is a musician who also teaches music. He has sung and composed songs like Jaga Jaga, Yahi Ho Mero Desh, Bandaina Nepal, Bideshma Basne Gari, Baba Rahesamma, Shirima Shiri, Ma Sano Balak and so on.
Rajesh Nepali is an emerging Nepali musician who became the internet sensation due to his highly known high-octave vocals. Started from doing gigs in the bar and restaurant, Nepali is currently working on his debut album that is releasing any time soon.
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In the recent days, the Nepali band Pahenlo Batti Muni has been creating quite the buzz among music enthusiasts, thanks to their diverse take on music. The band consists of five members – Bikram Bashyal and Pravesh Thapa Magar on the guitar, Kush KC on bass, Luv KC on the drums, with Rochak Dahal as the vocalist of the band.
You may know Dharmendra Sewan from his hit track “Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre”. Born in Pokhara, Sewan was surrounded by music while growing up. His father Buddhi Pariyar is an acclaimed music composer and songwriter who is behind classics like “Resham Firiri”, “Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre”, “Taal Pari Basau Chhel Pari” and many more.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Guthi members of Lyaku Manandhar Samaj are making early morning pilgrimages with their traditional musical instruments to the Swayambhunath Stupa every day as the Holy month of Gunla Parva kicks off from Friday in Valley. In Newari Language ”Gun” means Ninth and “La” means month which is celebrated on the ninth month of Nepal Sambat Calendar.
Sarun Tamrakar is a member of the band The Uglyz. And the members of the band live all over the world. Sudip Tamrakar, the band’s guitarist, is in Germany, Rakin Lal Shrestha, the band’s drummer, is in Nepal while Sarun himself, the group’s vocalist, is based in Australia. Sarun thinks that they’re just a group of 30-year olds making and performing music because they are bored.
Since his childhood days, Siris always felt his love for expressing his feeling and point of views through music and poems. He gave credit to his family for this. As his family found peace in spiritual activities such as singing ‘bhajans’ every night at home. This way he always felt connected to words and sound
It’s the start of July, what better way to start off the month than to have fun with friends during the weekend. Relax and enjoy various events are happen around the town. And here’s the list where the fun activities that you can join this weekend.
Wong Kar-wai is a magician, a mystic when it comes to merging colors, emotions and music. His 2000 film In the Mood for Love is on my list of favorite films. Watching the film was one of the best moments (one hour 38 minutes) of my life. After watching In the Mood for Love, it was only natural I would gravitate towards Kar-wai’s other creations to see what tragic but poetic love story he had in store for me. And I have to say Happy Together did not disappoint.
The Black Keys are back with a return to their roots. And just in case their opening song doesn’t make that clear enough, the album’s title — “Let’s Rock” — spells out their intention. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have made rock with a bluesy-funk undertone their specialty, with this influence even shining through on some of Auerbach’s production projects (see Cage the Elephant’s “Tell Me I’m Pretty”).
Anju Panta’s music video ‘Geet Timro’ is out on YouTube. The video features actor, Aayan Bajracharya and model Richa Thapa. Penned by journalist, Sabin Priyasan; the song is a part of ‘Priyasan’ album, shot in Godawari.
Although his prolonged stay in Banaras would teach him a lot about music and life, his initial days at BHU were reminiscent of his days at the Lalitkala Campus. He couldn’t grasp a lot of what was being taught in class and was performing poorly.
There is perhaps nothing more enjoyable in life than sitting down in the morning, with music playing in the background, and sipping on some hot tea. This little ritual prepares you to tackle the zillion responsibilities of the day. Which is why it’s so important that you make a good cup of tea.
‘National Drama Festival-2019’ with an objective to create a common platform for dramas kicked off on Monday. The festival is taking place at Sarwanaam Theatre, Kalikasthan and is organized by Nepal Academy of Music and Drama.
Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, “Lover,” the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community. At one point on the beat-laden track, Swift sings: “And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate/’Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”
Yang Hyun Suk shared his official statement regarding the recent controversies surrounding YG Entertainment. While denying the allegations, he announced his plans to step down from his position at YG Entertainment.
Six years ago, BTS got its start, heading down a historic path that would lead seven young men from South Korea to become one of the most important and prominent musical artists of a generation. Six years of pure artistry, joy, inspiration, hard work and pride is here as of today.
K-pop seems to be getting popular by the day and even in Nepal it’s slowly becoming a subculture of sorts with mostly teenagers and young adults being enamored by it. If they are listening to music, one can be sure there is a K-pop song or two on that playlist. This K-pop craze also has many fans buying expensive albums and merchandise, and they all seem to have solid reasons of their own.
Improvisation is an important and necessary part of jazz. The fact that jazz makes allowances for any artist to give their own touches to the music adds a certain appeal to the musical genre. It also often draws inspiration from life experiences and human emotions. And it’s because of this flexibility and freedom of expression that jazz music is slowly becoming popular among the masses.
The band primarily performs at events where they cover Nepali classics and sing their original “Thaha Chaina Bholi Ke Hola” before enthusiastic crowds. They have also recently launched their YouTube channel and are currently awaiting the release of their new single “Gunji Rahecha”. “There’s definitely an edge to being an all female rock band and we’re likely to raise more eyebrows than any other band but it also comes with a fair share of pressure,” says Renu.