HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Loud cheers began the show, and it was the cheers that it ended in. Each performance was received with loud cheers as Kutumba, Astha Tamang Maskey and Jindabaad played for the crowd at the Rastriya Nachghar on June 24.
“It was a good show. I like the combination of traditional music of Kutumba which touches the soul and the modern feel of Jindabaad and Astha,” said former footballer Upendra Man Singh about the concert.
Kutumba and Astha Tamang Maskey In Collaboration was a special evening for Tamang-Maskey as she launched her second album Ma Ek Sapana. Kutumba’s instrumental number Freedom started the entertainment followed by the group’s soul touching pieces. With their amazing tunes, they took the audience to Himalayas, told about Planet Nepal and shared the Voices Of The Youth, while other musicians joined them in a few numbers. And this was just a curtain raiser. The next segment consisted of Tamang-Maskey, who was backed by the rock band Jindabaad. They performed soft and rocking numbers like Jhuto Satya and included the singer’s new and old songs. Moreover, the music video of Khula Aakash was also screened.
Then the singer and members of Jindabaad and Kutumba launched the album which has 11 songs — four English and and the rest Nepali songs. The album is a mix of acoustic, electric and live music.
After the launch, traditional sounds of Kutumba, rocking sound of Jindabaad and Tamang-Maskey on the vocals nailed it with the songs Muskuraye and Khula Aakash.
The melodious and beautiful fusion tune of Gotta Be Love bid farewell to the show.
Tamang-Maskey, who was emotional and anxious, shared that the collaboration “was not difficult” as she is close with the musicians she performed with.
“When the opportunity came for all three of us to be on one stage, we jumped at it. It had to happen,” she added and felt “accomplished on doing something new”.