Musician Zayn Malik has pleaded no contest to charges that he harassed his girlfriend — supermodel Gigi Hadid — and her reality TV star mother during a violent Sept. 29 argument at the family’s home outside Philadelphia.
Grammy award-winning musician Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of his cousin along the Virginia coast. Williams made the call in an Instagram post on Monday after attending his cousin’s funeral in Virginia Beach, where Williams grew up.
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.
Ishan Raj Onta doesn’t believe in doing just one thing. Life’s too short and special for that. As a musician and full time lawyer, Ishan divides his hours between music and his work as a corporate lawyer, and does so with much finesse. Hard as it may seem, he is thriving and enjoying being at the heart of what he loves and what he is passionate about. “I’m at a great position in life and while dealing with two professions is a challenge, it’s a challenge I’m very much willing to take up,” he says.
Darjeeling-based musician Shanti Thatal performed for May’s edition on Paleti, Nepalaya’s micro event series. The event was held at Nepalaya’s ‘r’ sala, Kalikasthan on Friday. The musician performed 18 of her numbers.
Bukund Gandharva is 49. He is a musician- a Sarangi player. He first held the instrument as a kid. He then got keenly interested and finally learnt how to playing Sarangi. “I have played the Sarangi since I was a kid.
“My elders in the family told me I sang beautifully during my childhood. And I got influenced by my friends to pick guitar as my instrument. We practiced guitar together. One day, when I was in grade nine I found Rs 10,000 at home. And without thinking about whose money was that I rushed toward guitar store and bought my first guitar.”
Although an IT engineer by profession, Arjan Pandey is an absolute musician at heart. He entered the Nepali music industry with his first song ‘Oiliyera Jharna Dinna’, from his first album Naya Sapana, in 2015. An Image Award recipient of 2016, his recent song 'Rellimai' was well received by Nepali music lovers. A student of MBA, at CG Institute of Management, he is currently prepping up for his upcoming songs which are to be released this month.
As a young boy he watched in amazement as musicians performed on stage. It was an image that carved a permanent space in his heart and mind and made him want to become a musician himself. And that drive coupled with his love for music made Sanup Paudel go on to create a name for himself in the Nepali music industry.
17-year-old Nima Yangchey started her musical journey through Instagram. Though she has now moved on to producing regular YouTube content, Instagram was the platform that gave her the initial boost. Yangchey currently has 10k subscribers on her YouTube channel, 700k+ views on her videos and has recently crossed the 15k followers mark on Instagram.
KATHMANDU, April 6: US Embassy in Kathmandu has invited hip-hop musician Mahogany Jones to Nepal for public concerts. Her band will be performing live concerts for the public free of cost in Jawalakhel and Birgunj next week.
With his ‘Funtastic’ song winning hearts of Nepali music lovers, and his cover of evergreen Nepali songs like ‘Junta Lagyo Tarale,’ and ‘Bola Bola’ garnering appreciation, Almoda Rana Uprety has become one of the most sought after Nepali musicians today. But the name and fame he has is not something he’s earned overnight.
SYDNEY, June 25 - Nepali Kala Sanskriti Tatha Sahitya Pratisthan ( NKSSP) Austraila organized an event at Happ Street Auburn , Sydney , Australia to offer tribute and express condolence to Late Amber Gurung.
KATHMANDU, June 7: Senior musician and composer of the national anthem, Amber Gurung, passed away early this morning at Grande International Hospital.
"Gurung, suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and Parkinson's disease since long, was undergoing treatment at ICU and had been put on ventilator, and breathed his last at 2:37 am', said Public Relations Officer at Grande Hospital quoting Dr Chakraraj Pandey, involved in Gurung's treatment, as saying.