Nepali music album released in London
A Nepali music album, 'timle malai diyeko chinu' has been launched amid a special ceremony in London.
Releasing the album amid a function at the Nepalese embassy on Saturday, Nepalese ambassador to the UK, Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise, said he was pleased to make public the musical album produced by Nepalese artistes based in the UK. Saying that Nepalese music world had produced world class talents, Dr chalise said there was a need to introduce and market them to the global audience.
Produced by Samaveda Creations-- a London-based company-- the album carries. Nepali melodious songs. Two well-known Nepali singers now living in the UK, Sharmila Bardewa and Bivek Shrestha, have given vocal in the album. The album carries songs penned by well-known Nepalese song writers Kiran Kharel, Kshetra Pratap Adhikari, Dr Shastra Dutta Panta, Devadutta Bhatta, Prasuna Kadel and Samaveda.
The UK-based Nepali music composer, 'Samaveda' Ram Krishna Tripathi, composed music for the album while sound mixing was done by Kishore Thapa.
Addressing the programme, Samaveda said they had launched the album in London to convey the message that quality Nepalese album could be produced outside Nepal also. "All of us involved in producing this album have taken it as a celebration," he said.
He also thanked Nepalese businesses who sponsored in the production of the album. He also handed over a cheque of NRs 50,000 to the Rs 100 million fund being set up by the Help Nepal Network.
Singers Sharmila Bardewa and Bivek Shrestha narrated their experience of singing for the album while song writer and senior jounalist Suman Kharel presented his review of the songs included in the album.
Chairman of Nepali Sahitya Vikas Parishad UK, Khagendra Nepali, and other speakers expressed best wishes to the album.
A well-known Bollywood singer Ash King expressed his best wishes and also sang a Nepali song.
Nepalese song writers of the album had sent video messages wishing all success for the album.
The album will be available on all major online/digital platforms including itunes, Spotify, Amazon and Googleplay. Individual songs will cost 99 cents per song while the whole album can be downloaded by paying USD 4.99.
The promotional video of the album can be seen at youtube.com/samavedamusic and also at facebook.com/samavedamusic
Nepali albums 'hiu-the snow from Himalays,' 'junkiri lai' and 'rato tika' are also available on itunes and other digital platforms. Samaveda composed music for all these three albums.
Interestingly, three Sherpa mountaineers had released the album 'Hiun-- the snow from Himalaya' at the summit of the Mt Everest in 2007. The proceeds from the album were donated for the betterment of the Sherpa community through the High Altitude Mountain Workers Association, Kathmandu.. nepalnews.com