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The slow fading of the nayakhin baja : The treble of the nayakhin, part of the nau baja ensemble, echoes the spirit of Newa celebration. But over the years, the instrument has lost much of its essence, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 22/08/2020)

A disconcerting time for Nepal's only music museum: After 25 years of bringing diverse folk musical instruments together, the Nepali Folk Musical Instrument Museum is looking towards an uncertain future, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 21/07/2020)

Secret to winning the Chinese singing contest: not speak a word of Mandarin: Two event management groups partnered with Chinese media to organise a singing competition, which the organisers say can help bring two countries closer, by Shashwat Pant (kp 24/12/2019)

How Nepali songs are blurring the lines between entertainment and sexism: Sexist euphemisms are ingrained in many contemporary Nepali songs, yet we love them, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 13/11/2019)

Gunla baja vibrates across time and space with the change of guards: It’s the holy month for Newar Buddhists, and young people are taking up traditional instruments—but does the music transcend caste and creed?, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 09/08/2019)

Folk Musical  Instrument Museum faces closure threat (ht 19/07/2019)

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, by Thomas Heaton (kp 13/07/2019)

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 get young people listening to Nepali music, by Sneha Dahal (kp 11/07/2019)

Music and mystery: Nasah Dyah is primarily regarded as the god of music, dance and the performing arts, by Bigyesh Nepal (kp 16/06/2019)

Bhajans with a twistInterpolation of classic Nepali folk melodies with bhajan lyrics has produced a new trend in Dhankuta—bhajan parody, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 16/05/2019)

A gift of music to Nepali children: Tune in and turn up support for education, say visiting classical musicians, by Marty Logan (nt 10/05/2019)

Sudden cancellation of music festival leaves many questioning organisers and local administrationAccording to organisers of the Shakti Peak Festival Nepal, musicians from 72 different countries were scheduled to perform in the festival which would be attended by tourists from 103 countries, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 10/04/2019)

Country’s only folk musical instrument museum hits a sour note: Building occupied by Music Museum of Nepal has been leased to Kathmandu University, by Abani Malla (kp 31/01/2019)

Tibetan music in Nepal’s sacred valley: Preserving the unique Tibetan musical traditions of Nepal’s Himalayan rimland, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 10/08/2018)

Music in their blood: The world around them might have changed since they first migrated to Kathmandu during the Malla period, but the Kul families of the Valley continue to preserve their family craft—music, by Shaleen Shah (kp 02/06/2018)

Onward with art and life: Barta Gandharba creates a new identity, and a new life, with her sarangi, by Nhooja Tuladhar (kp 07/04/2018)

Culture and art reverberate, by Nhooja Tuladhar (kp 24/03/201)

Uncovering traditional and rare music (kp 16/03/2018)

Saving the sound of music: Meet Hari Lal Kul, who is keeping Nepal's musical tradition alive by preserving its instruments, by Sebastian Wolligandt (nt 13/10/2017)

The trance of the Tungna: On Bir Bahadur Biswokarma, a visually impaired musician who has spent a life sailing by ear, by Sugam Deshar (kp 08/04/2017)

Ason to echo with fusion rhythms: The music festival—Echoes in the Valley—is set to bring dozens of local and international artists, workshops, poetry slams and a photo exhibition to Kathmandu’s historic market square (kp 24/03/2017)

Nepathya enthralls Hamburg crowd (kp 01/08/2016)

The left turn of music: One cannot help but admire how politics has chosen to express itself in Nepal: through music, by Shreya Paudel (kp 26/03/2016)

The sounds of yore, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 09/10/2015)

Western classical comes to town: Nepal has a vibrant music scene and Gharana hopes to bring Western classical into the mix, by Madeline Zutt (nt 02/10/2015)

Under one roof: The Gharana Music Festival, which starts from October 8, aims to promote classical music from around the world in Nepal and inspire young musicians to broaden their horizons, by Nhooja Tuladhar (kp 26/09/2015)

When the sounds of Nau Baja resound in Patan, by Jessica Rai (ht 23/08/2015)

Folk music museum still in rubble-like state, by Jessica Rai (ht 26/07/2015)

Monsoon melodies steeped in folk culture, by Jessica Rai (ht 19/07/2015)

The songs of yesterday, by Sachi Mulmi (ht 04/04/2015)

Archiving music: Bulu Mukarung, in a new volume, illustrates the spectrum of Nepali music’s history, styles, lyrics, and performativity, by Abhi Subedi (kp 25/01/2015)

Kind of blue, by Tiku Gauchan (kp 17/01/2015)

The New School Folk, by Jessica Rai (ht 10/01/2015)

Colours of the night: Night brings a refreshing vibe in the Nepali music scene, by Stéphane Huët (nt 02/01/2015)

Radio Kantipur fetes musicians: Veteran lyricist Ratna Shamsher Thapa honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award (kp 06/12/2014)

Ebbing away: It is disheartening to see the popularity of Gaines not growing with the popularity of their instrument, by Pushpa Palanchoke (rep 07/10/2014)

Musical Mundhum: Jhuma Limbu’s album ‘Khaasaam’ can restore faith in something nearly lost but still alive, by Abhi Subedi (kp 21/09/2014)

A string of challenges: The Gandharvas torn between their efforts to protect their identity and dignity, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 24/08/2014)

The sarangi’s changing face, by Nhooja Tuladhar (kp 23/08/2014)

Songs of Gandharvas, by Sewa Bhattarai (rep 27/06/2014)

The spirit of the chaturangi, by Nhooja Tuladhar (14/06/2014)

On the path of devotion: Inoue Sou and Vishal Bhattarai have set up a gurukul in Kathmandu for exploring the intricacies of a school of music that traces its lineage way back in history, by Tiku Gauchan (kp 17/05/2015)

Songs for change: Through increased participation in music, women are challeging deep-seated patriarchal norms in society, by Prabin Shrestha (kp 13/04/2014)

Mero Sangeet: a music book for grade six (kp 10/04/2014)

The caretakers: Folk instrumental ensemble Rudra is all about preserving traditional forms of music and believes there is nothing more rewarding in that vein than passing the techniques on to children, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/03/2014)

Rooted tunes: Khagendra Kumar Lama, who hails from Nepal’s east, has made it his personal mission to bring the traditional sounds of his home region to the fore, by Anup Ojha (kp 06/02/2014)

The minstrel and his music: Hom Bahadur Gandharva would like to travel the trails of Nepal, peforming for the people, but his body will not let him, by Anup Ojha and Madhav Aryal (kp 23/01/2014)

Made in Nepal: Folk instrumental group Vairabi is all about being rooted in local musical traditions, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/01/2014)


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