Golden era remembered
Shubharambha, as the name suggests, is a noble beginning in the Nepali music world aimed at reviving classical songs and music of the 50s to early 90s. This period is considered as the golden era in the history of Nepali music.
It is natural for people who belong to that generation to be nostalgic about the gracious past. But this team of performers, who are all young people of this generation, showing their respect for their musical predecessors is something commendable.
On August 5 at Russian Cultural Centre, this team of nine young singers and musicians, presented their sixth edition of Shubharambha — The Musical Journey. Sailesh Singh, Samal Jagdish, Satya Raj Acharya, and Swaroop Raj Acharya performed some of the best songs
and music compositions of gems of the Nepali music industry like Narayan Gopal, Gopal Yonzon, Dibya Khaling, Deep Shrestha, Arun Thapa and Bhakta Raj Acharya. Shailendra Singh, Prawin Baraili, Aroha Singh, Gopal Rasaili and Sharad Joshi accompanied them on the music instruments.
The singers not only lent their vocal prowess to the songs of their musical ideals, but also shared some incidents they had experienced at the intimacy of these musical giants. Prakash Sayami, who considered the encyclopedia of Nepali music, was the emcee of the programme, and gave historical anecdotes as well as personal memories associated with these singers/musicians.
A minute’s silence was observed in memory of singer/musician Dibya Khaling and Ali Miyan.
Kaalbhairav together with Russian Centre of Science and Culture had organised the programme to mark the golden jubilee of Nepal-Russia diplomatic and friendship relations.