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Anup Jalota to sing in Jhapa

Famous Indian hymn singer Anup Jalota is all set to serenade the lovers of hymns in a solo concert in Jhapa on February 20. The concert is being organized on the occasion of Maha Shivarati at Arjundhara Jaleshwordham.
Organized by the Arjundhara Jaleshwordham Committee, the agreement for the concert has been signed by Jalota and the organizers. Jalota will be performing at Jhapa along with his five member band. Read more >>

Hits FM Music Awards 2068

The evening of January 6, saw the Closeup 15th Hits FM Music awards at the Nepal Army Officer’s club, Bhadrakali. Considered one of the most coveted awards in the Nepali music industry, the evening announced Albatross and Narendra Pyasi, bagging three awards each, as the big winners.
Albatross won the Best Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocal, Best Rock Composition and Best Rock Vocal Performance for their hit Chaina from their latest album Atti Bhayo.
Narendra Pyasi won an award for his duo with Anju Panta, Jaam Kyare, Best Vocal Performance and Record of the Year for Maya o Maya.
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Here are all the winners – announced January 06, 2012

1 Lifetime Achievement Award: Chhetra Pratap Adhikari
2 Best New Artist: Seema Sangraula (Ke nai runchha)
3 Best Song Originally Recorded for a Motion Picture Soundtrack: Suresh Adhikari (Kasle choryo mero man)
4 Best Vocal Collaboration: Anju Pant/Narendra Pyasi (Jaam kyare)
5 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Pushpa Gurung (Rog ho ki ya dosh ho)

6 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Om Bikram Bista (Gahro paryo)
7 Best Performance by Group or Duo with vocal: Albatross (Chhaina)
8 Folk Record of the Year: Tulsi Parajuli (Patan ko Paatalo Chiura)
9 Folk Album of the Year: Rup Kumar Rai (Ram Saili)
10 Best Pop Composition: Jems Pradhan (Garho parto)
11 Best Rock Composition: Albatross (Chhaina)
12 Best Arrangement: Amul Karki (Haasi Haasi)
13 Best Composition: Ashish Abiral (Maya O Maya)
14 Best Rock Vocal Performance: Albatros (Chhaina)
15 Best Female Vocal Performance: Sangeeta Rana Pradhan (Haasi Haasi)
16 Best Male Vocal Performance: Narendra Pyasi (Maya O Maya)
17 PoP/Rock Album of the Year: 1974 AD (Aaat Aaathaana)
18 Album of the Year: Rajesh Payal Rai (Rai is King)
19 Song of the Year: Kali Prasad Rijal (Nadi Tarera)
20 Record of the Year: Narendra Pyasi (Maya O Maya)

MLTR to rock Nepal

On a cold winter’s night‚ Kathmandu came alive to the romantic ballads of a world famous Danish band as Michael Learns To Rock with its sould stirring tunes and catchy beats that MLTR has become synonymous for the world over‚ captured the hearts of Nepali music lovers on Saturday evening at Tundikhel in the capital.

The evergreen trio teased the heart strings of Kathmanduites both old and young with their signature tunes that have firmly entrenched their name in the annals of music history. Among the teeny boppers that have become a mainstay of rock concerts was a generous sprinkling of middle aged wannabes reliving the golden age of their youth humming the irresistible tunes of the curiously named band honouring the never-say-die legend of Michael Jackson‚ even if his music has no direct relation to their unique heart rending melodies.

Read more on http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

It’s been a musical 2011 for Nepal. Check out Kailash Kher’s and Bryan Adams’ performance.

Michael Learns to Rock

11/16/20: MLTR has arrived in Kathmandu.

UPDATE: Yes the date has finally been announced and it’s November 19th, 2011. MLTR is all set to rock Kathmandu and the venue is Tundikhel grounds. A website has been set up with more information regarding the event and the tickets.

After Bryan Adams, Michael Learns to Rock is set to perform in Nepal. The announcement was posted on MLTR’s official website.

“We are happy to announce that Michael Learns To Rock will do a concert in Nepal in November. Further details on date and ticket information will follow soon.”

MLTR is a Danish pop-soft rock band that performs songs in English. Formed in 1988, the band has sold over 11 million records worldwide, mainly in Asia, and in addition, another 6 million or more paid downloads for their single “Take Me To Your Heart”, which was awarded “Most downloaded single of the year 2006”. They have produced seven studio albums as well as many live and greatest hits albums, and are currently recording their eighth studio album. MLTR have won many awards and have earned Gold and Platinum status for their records in many countries, as well as the “Gold Preis Award” from RSH, Germany and “The Best Performing Act of the Year” at the SEA Grammy Awards in Singapore. The band has attributed its success in Asia to a clean-living image and singing in English as a second language.

Deepak Bajracharya US Tour 2011

Deepak Bajracharya is the Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal Tourism Year 2011. As part of his US Tour 2011, he perfomed in Fridley (Minnesota), Kansas City, Iowa, Washington DC and Los Angeles. Here are some of his performances captured by his fans during the Los Angeles part of the tour.

Kailash Kher in Nepal 2011

Kailash Kher on the TV show 'Mission Ustaad' i...

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First it was Bryan Adams, and now it’s going to be Kailash Kher. The Indian singing sensation is all set to perform in Kathmandu to bring in Nepali New Year 2068. Kher will be performing at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza. The show will be opened by Nepali band Abhaya and the Steam Injunes. A press meet held on March 22included a live confirmation from Kailash Kher himself through a video call. Kailash Kher skyping with Sunil Hamal of JPR Events said “Kathmandu is a juxtaposition of art, music and culture and I’m looking forward to performing for the Nepali audience.”

The show is being organized by JPR Events, who are the same people that made the Bryan Adams concert happen back in February of this year. The musical evening will be followed by a fashion show.

So get ready to celebrate this New Year’s Eve with some Sufi music. The Indian Sufi playback singer will be there at Soaltee Crowne Plaza on the Nepali New Year’s Eve, April 13. Here’s the video released from Kailash Kher confirming his visit to Nepal. He also promises his words for Nepal Tourism Year 2011 in the video.
“Hi this is Kailash Kher and I am coming to Kathmandu to rock you guys and to celebrate Nepal Tourism Year 2011 and hope to see you there.”

But this is not the first time Kailash Kher is visiting Nepal. Speaking at the event, he revealed that he has visited Nepal previously to perform at a private party at Hyatt regency. And this is less or more similar to the private function as Sherpa expresses, “It will be more of a private event,” adding it will be followed by an after-party including a fashion show.

It was the Song Allah ke Bande from movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II that made him a household name. Other two songs Teri Deewani from the album of the same name by his band Kailasa and especially the song Ya Rabba from the movie Salaam-e-Ishq has become a record-seller.

International Women’s Day

What’s happening in Kathmandu on the occasion of International Women’s Day:

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – 11:00
Where: Alliance Française, Tripureshwor, Ganeshman Singh Path, Kathmandu

Schedule
Rally organized by the National Women Commission (11:00 Bhrikuti Mandap- Kathmandu)
Presentation of NGOs working for marginalized women at Alliance Française (11:00)
Dance performance by Kritika Campaign (14:30)

Contact Information
Durga Sob
dms@fedo.wlink.com.np

Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO)
http://www.fedonepal.org

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Read Bandana Rana’s article in the Guardian:
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Education Day

There are a number of festivals and national holidays celebrated annually in Nepal to highlight education and its importance. One such holiday is the Education Day celebrated on Falgun 12th (late February). It also commemorates the late King Birendra‘s coronation address in 1975. In his coronation address to the nation, Late King Birendra underscored the importance of education for the development of the nation. Fresh from his return from the West, where he acquired modern education, Late King Birendra declared primary education free in that speech.

Mahendra Vidya Bhushan medals are conferred to achievers in the educational field on this day by the Head of the State. Mahendra Vidya Bhushan ‘A’ Class is conferred for achieving Doctorate in various subjects from various universities at home and abroad, while students securing highest marks in Masters level are decorated with class ‘B’ and those securing highest marks in Bachelor level are presented with class ‘C’. Mahendra Vidya Bhusan medals have been given away every year since 1960.

A second annual occasion addressing education is the festival Basanta Panchami that is celebrated in Maagh of each year.

Democracy Day

Democracy Day or Rashtriya Prajatantra Diwas is celebrated every year on Falgun 7th. It is a public holiday in Nepal. This day is celebrated in Nepal to commemorate the day when Nepalese were released from the clutches of 104-year-long Rana autocracy on February 18, 1951.

The People of Nepal experienced a life full of nightmares while under the ruling power of the Ranas. The Ranas had taken away a lot of opportunities away from the people while the members of their family were enjoying the extravagance and abundance that they had from the highest office. Anomalies such as corruption, discrimination and violent behaviors have ruled the country during this period of Nepali history.

In the efforts of the people to free themselves from this kind of government, a lot of courageous souls established groups to expel the Rana government and bring back the equality and fair treatment in the whole country. It is in this crucial time that the four martyrs of Nepal were made known which inspired the citizens even more to continue what they were fighting for. The power of the people continued to become stronger and intact. And after 104 years of struggle, Nepal finally triumphed over the Ranas on 1951.

The day is observed throughout the country with a number of special programs. Each year a special program with military parade is shown by the Nepal Army at Tundikhel. A number of dignitaries like the President (the King, before the monarchy was abolished), Prime Minister, Speaker of the House attend the function. The people also celebrate this day offering prayers to give respect and honor to the heroes of Democracy. Most government organizations and independent groups hold several activities and rallies all over the country as well. Part of the tradition also is that the people illuminate their home and establishments with lights and hold fireworks displays during the night of the celebration.

Lets call for unity, consensus and co-working among political parties and Nepali people on this day!

Bryan Adams in Nepal 2011

Bryan Adams

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Guess who’s coming to Nepal this year? Bryan Adams. Bryan Adams is all set to perform in Nepal on February 19, 2011. What better time than Visit Nepal Year 2011, right? Bryan Adams is performing in India, Bangladesh and Nepal as part of the Bryan Adams Live Full Band Show World Tour. The Bryan Adams live-in-concert is being organised by JPR events and supported by ODC Network.

Members of the band are: Bryan Adams (Guitar + Vocals), Norman Fisher (Bass Guitar), Keith Scott (Lead Guitar), Micky Curry (Drums) and Gary Breit (Keyboards)
Venue : Dasrath Stadium
Ticket Price :
* Platinum : NRs. 6000
* Gold : NRs. 3000
* Silver : NRs. 2000
Time : 7 – 9 pm

Tickets have been available January 15,2011 onwards at:
* Manakamana Development Bank
* Nanglo – The Bakery Cafe etc

Shahid Diwas

Shahid Diwas or Martyrs’ day is an annual public holiday celebration by the Nepalese as a way of remembering and giving honor to people who sacrificed their lives to fight for what is right for the country and its people. Specifically in memory of the four martyrs who were executed in 1941: Dharma Bhakta Mathema, Dashrath Chand, Gangalal Shrestha, and Shukraraj Shastri. They gave their precious and youthful lives to tear down the autocratic Rana family rule. The Rana rulers felt those four youths were a great threat to their tyrannical regime. Shukra Raj Shatri and Dharma Bhakta Mathema were hanged, and Ganga Lal Shrestha and Dashrath Chand were shot for asking a little bit of human rights for Nepalese people.

Former royal regime has constructed a gate called Shahid (Martyrs’) Gate with the statues of those four martyrs at four different corners and then one level above built the statue of former King Tribhuvan.

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