KATHMANDU: Nepali fusion band Kanta dAb dAb launched their first album — Kanta dAb dAb — on February 3 at the Alliance Francaise of Kathmadou, Tripureshwor.

In the presence of over 300 people, the album was released on a pen drive. The pen drive features tracks in both MP3 and Wav format, photos, bonus videos along with a presentation of Kanta dAb dAb’s ‘Musicians for Musicians’ socio-cultural project, as per a press release issued by Kanta dAb dAb.

The event started with the lighting up of 250 diyos to illuminate a giant ‘dAb dAb’ shaped mandala made by visual artists Prabal Bikram Shah and Neeraj Chakradhar, adds the press statement.

The band — that comprises Sunit Kansakar on sitar, Rizu Tuladhar on bass guitar and Nikhil Tuladhar on percussion — also enchanted the audience with their soulful fusion grooves, offering a rare musical journey with captivating melodies and rhythms in an hour-long performance.

“The debut album of Kanta dAb dAb offers a completely new sound from Nepal that brings fusion into new dimension,” the press statement quotes Vilma Timonen, a professional Finish musician, involved with Nepal Music Center, as saying.

Kanta dAb dAb will be touring in Europe in June and July. Among other venues, they will play in two festivals in Germany and perform in the main arena of Kaustinen festival in Finland.