KATHMANDU: Nepal’s famous folk-rock band, Nepathya, began their fifth Australia tour with an enthralling performance at the newly refurbished Fortitude Music Hall, in Brisbane, on Wednesday.
As many as 2,000 Nepalis from all backgrounds, irrespective of profession and ideology, came together to support and participate in Nepathya live concert in Brisbane.
The band started the show with their first recorded song ‘Aganai Bhari‘ and the audience went frenzy singing the songs with the band.
As the show went on, band’s lead singer Amrit Gurung performed their upcoming new song Naina Tala, a song sung by Nepali Gorkha army, who served during the British occupation of India. The song traversed through other British Gurkha regiments around the world and came to the Nepali settlement.
“I had been hearing this song since my childhood from the retired Gorkhali Lahure uncles,” Amrit Gurung shared explaining the roots of the song.
“We are glad to see people from all walks of life and age come together to celebrate Nepali music with us,” Gurung, band’s lead singer and social activist said.
The Brisbane show was organised by Mount 8848 Events and the Australia tour is coordinated by Sydney based Nepali Touch. After successfully performing in Brisbane, the band heads to Adelaide where they will rock the audience on November 22.
As usual, Amrit Gurung is accompanied on stage by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Thapa on keyboards, Niraj Gurung on guitars, Subin Shakya on bass guitar and Shanti Raimajhi on madal.