Nepathya enthralls audience in Narayanghat concert

NARAYANGHAT:  Narayani riverbank, a popular venue for pilgrimage, became the locus for music lovers on Maghe Sankranti as the eastern bank of the river saw an influx of people for the Nepathya concert.

The show, a part of a tri-city tour being organised as a part of silver jubilee celebration of the band celebration, started at 6:00 in the evening, cruising through a mixture of old and new songs by the band in their 25-year long journey.

From Aaganai Bhari and Himal Chuchure to Koshiko Paani, all songs were received with great enthusiasm by the audience.

“When we sang our first song 25 years ago, many of you were not born,” said Nepathya's front man Amrit Gurung.

“As I sing this today, I feel rejuvenated and feel equally energised as you all are,” he shared.

As the guitar hit the chord, the large screen in the background projected a compiled photograph of the entire past band members, who had contributed to Nepathya’s 25 years journey.

“Whatever Nepathya sings sounds very Nepali,” said Sandesh Lopchan, a class eleven student from Lwanghalel who had come to the concert along with his friends. “No wonder why their well-wishers are spread over generations,” he added.

Amid the concert, Nepathya's front man also used the opportunity to pass remarks on social and political issues. “With the elections over, Nepalis have now voted and elected their leaders. If the leaders don’t use this prospect to give a stable government to the nation, the consequences will be different during the next elections,” he warned.

Gurung was accompanied by Dhurba Lama on drums, Suraj Thapa on Keyboards, Subin Shakya on Bass, Niraj Gurung on Guitars and Shanti Rayamajhi on Madal.

Around 50,000 square feet area by the riverbank was cordoned off expecting 7000 spectators.