HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Searching for the meaning of life, Dr Mohan Prasad Joshi had written 71 poems, out of which he compiled 10 poems and one song into a music album. In the album Kaha Chha Thhau (Where is the Place)feelings, thoughts and questions overflow with music to go with it.
From the first song to the last, the words are soft and soothing. Joshi has penned simple poems on the basis of his random feelings which include about life, happiness, satisfaction along with answers to his questions.
And Nhyoo Bajracharya has given musical life to these poems and he has done justice to Joshi’s expressions, while Ram Krishna Dhakal, Ani Choying Drolma and Bala Bhattarai have lent their voices.
All the songs are in the same pattern — soft but definitely touches the heart whoever listens to the album. The use of tabala, flute and guitar has elevated the feel of the emotional poems while the singers have added their feel as well. They have matched the words in the poems with their soulful rendering.
As the album has poems, they don’t have simple compositions like other songs. However, you will feel relaxed as long as they are played. And out of the 11 songs, the two songs — the seventh track Malai Deu Priya sung by Dhakal and eighth track Swayam Bata Aaphulai Mukta Paye by Drolma — stand out due to their feel. These two songs are catchy as well. You can feel Drolma’s emotions as that song is for a teacher (guru). Meanwhile, the songs Euta Nadhi Baghe Rahecha which is the fifth track is comparatively happy and peppy.
On the whole, Kaha Chha Thhau is an okay album that will mellow you crazy life. You can relate with the lyrics.