Nepathya leaves audience spellbound at Adelaide gig
KATHMANDU: Nepathya, the renowned folk-rock Nepali band, enthralled the Nepali diasporas in Adelaide with its popular numbers, as a part of its Australia tour, on Saturday.
The show was staged at the Norwood Concert Hall in Adelaide, where almost 1000 people had turned up for the live concert, read a press statement issued by Nepalaya today.
“It is always fascinating to witness the Nepathya factor unifying Nepalis where ever they go,” said Khum Gurung of the organising team.
“I am glad no one had to return from Norwood Hall today, as we had arranged for a decent size venue and I am glad people came in such numbers to witness the 25 years celebration of Nepathya,” stated Gurung.
As the concert progressed, the mood at the venue was heating up, whereas the mercury had dropped to 11 degrees Celsius in Adelaide.
From folk tune filled Sirfula to sentimental hit Yo Zindagani, the audience swayed and sang with Amrit, Nepathya vocalist.
“It is such a lovely feeling to come to these distant lands and feel the same energy that we get when we perform back home,” said Nepathya front man Gurung.
“When we perform, the audience section is not much visible from the stage, it becomes practically impossible to realise that we are performing in a foreign land. So much of love… I remain indebted to all, who have shown affection to us,” he added.
The band then proceeded to sing more folk rock numbers and Amrit shared his travel memories while collecting the folk melodies. “I was walking through the Morialta Conservation Park the other day. I found it extremely beautiful. I almost felt I was walking in Nepal,” shared vocalist Gurung.
The show which started at sharp 8:00 pm, lasted for 2 hours.
Amrit was accompanied by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Thapa on Keyboards, Subin Shakya on bass, Niraj Gurung on guitars and Shanti Rayamajhi on percussion.
The band is scheduled to perform at the Big Top Auditorium in Luna Park in Sydney on July 22.