Get ready to jam with Strings


This Tihar is going to be as colourful as it can get. With so many things happening in the two weeks leading to the Festival of lights, it does not come as a surprise when one hears that Plantain IIFT is bringing in one of the foremost bands of Pakistan to rock the Capital.

Yes, people we are talking about the duo that together make up Strings. They will be performing at the Pulchowk Engineering Campus on October 20 at a concert titled ‘Gladiator Strings Concert — Life Rocks’.

Says Mahan Aryal, one of the organisers of the event, “As Pakistani bands have not had much exposure here in Nepal, and as Strings is very popular with the young crowd of Nepal, and as mostly everyone here enjoys their rock style, we have invited them over.”

Strings have a number of very popular tracks, Anjaane kyon being one that made them a household name in south Asia. And that’s not the only song that has earned them international recognition — they were the first Pakistani band to sing for a major Hollywood film Spiderman 2, and won MTV Asia’s Most Popular Band award last year. Music apart, they have also been chosen as ambassadors for the HIV-AIDS awareness campaign by UNICEF Pakistan.

Yamaha is the concert’s main sponsor, while educational institutions like Nobel Academy, Galaxy Public School, Campion Academy, Himalayan White House, Apex College, Orbit Int’l Education adn Shining Stars School are supporting the event.

(Tickets priced at Rs 300 (single), Rs 500 (couple) available at above named colleges; Yamaha centre, Tripureshore; IIFT, Kupondole; all Nanglo Bakery outlets; Himalayan Java; Jatra; Bluebird, Saleways and Bhatbhateni)