Jazzmandu sets up its closing night with virtuoso performances from musicians, both Nepali and from across the world
The penultimate event for this year’s jazz festival was a tribute to Rabin Lal Shrestha, a Jazzmandu stalwart who recently passed away.
DA 69 has been there, done that, and now he’s doing it all over again
Sudin Pokharel, aka DA 69, one of Nephop’s most celebrated names, disappeared from the limelight nearly eight years ago, but now he’s back.
Finding fame, and the right words, on the right social medium
After a global takeover by Instagram poets, Nepali poets are now making their way to the social media platform.
Adding Brazillian flavour to an already jazzy line-up
Jazzmandu is returning for its 17th festival this year, and the set list is as diverse as ever.
A reporter turns to music to tell stories of the common man
Anup Ojha speaks about his latest music video that tells the story of the hardships in a world filled with frauds.
1974 AD is back and it's making music again
For fans rocked by the separation of the band four years ago, there’s soon to be some new tracks to sing.
Nepal has more female DJs than ever, but the crowd’s attitude remains the same
Female DJs encounter teasing, obscene gestures and unwanted touching from the crowds they perform for, but they’re not quitting.
Marvel at these superheroes’ Nepali makeover
Sunny Shakya explores his inner child with his exhibition ‘Toygraphy’
Widening Nepal’s musical Spektrum with new sounds
A handful of artists are trying to rid Nepal of musical misunderstanding by introducing new genres to Nepali ears
This young man’s flute covers have millions of views. Here’s why he chose to cover Despacito.
Swarnim Maharjan is fusing popular tracks with traditional sounds to keep young people listening to Nepali music.
Tourism Board chief says Bollywood IIFA awards won’t take place in Kathmandu
Nepal Tourism Board, in association with the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, was taking the lead in hosting the awards event in the Capital.
Blue Up High treads an already much-explored musical territory
Suraj Shahi Lama delivers 15 new tracks in his debut album, and while it is a good effort, it offers nothing groundbreaking
Verses on vehicles—art or annoyance?
Truck sahitya means different things to different people—some see it as a break to the monotony of long journeys but for others, it’s a nuisance.
Meet the artist who journaled his life in art
Prakash Ranjit produced one art each day for one whole year to deal with his mental health issues
“My comics are an extension of what I have on my mind.”
Full of quirky philosophical remarks and satire, Mimi cha is slowly establishing a base of loyal comic-strip lovers.
Cultivation second album Aagaman blends flavours of R&B with African beats
Cultivation’s second album is soon to be released, but Tashi Gurung, the man behind the band, is calling it his Nepali debut.
Brief Candle is as burlesque as it is tragic
One World Theatre has once again brought us an exciting theatrical piece, one the theatergoing audience of Kathmandu should experience firsthand
The season finale shows that there are no real winners in the game of thrones
After eight seasons and countless unexpected deaths, Game of Thrones comes to an end. But the finale leaves one question unanswered — what was it all for?
Domenico Nordio: ‘I love the stage more than I love the music’
Domenico Nordio started playing the violin at the age of eight. His parents were not musicians, but his uncle played the instrument. “One day, my uncle gave me the instrument asking if I would want to try it,” says Nordio, 48. “And I’ve been playing it ever since. It’s as simple as that.”
Bhajans with a twist
They start playing a tune that is starkly similar to Aruna Lama’s timeless classic ‘Eh kanchha malai sunko tara khasai deu na’, but if you listen attentively, you will notice the romantic verses of the song have been replaced by ‘Hai Krishna malai mitho bansi sunaideu na.’