The big bang

Himalayan News Service


Though not everyone looked like a ‘Don’, the thematic transportation to an era that was ruled by the ‘Mafia Dons’ was worth experiencing at Yak & Yeti on January 15. The Collage Entertainment event — ‘Badabing Badaboom’ drew the attention of many. The set up and ambience created and guests appearing attired in style was overwhelming. A slow turn up in the beginning became substantial later in the night and everyone present enjoyed the fine wine, scrumptious dinner and an excellent music.

The event was organised by Collage Entertainment in association with The Himalayan Times and was sponsored by Johnny Walker and Marlboro. “Kathmanduites at times get tired of routine entertainment events. Therefore, we thought of coming up with an event that one would remember for long. And this event is the outcome,” said Bishal Shrestha of Collage Entertaiment.

The highlight of the event was Mctwisters — the band comprising Manoj Kumar KC (guitar), Nirakar Yakthumba (bass), Sanjay Shrestha (percussions) and Pravin Manandhar (drums). The band is led by renowned saxophone, clarinet and flute player Peter Kroutil from Czeck Republic. The band’s unique style of playing music, blending eclectic jazz with hard rock over various rhythms from all over the world was the major attraction of the event. The Mctwiseters started with the funk and twisted the night into a complete jazz session with most of the compositions by Peter.

“It’s wonderful playing in front of such a nice and decent crowd. We are playing some funk, jazz and swings. Most of them are my original compositions. The ambience is excellent and the novel theme itself has been nicely executed,” shared Peter with delight. Individual participation was another theme in the event that was fun for the guests.

The nametags that were given to each one sounded interesting and out of which two guests’ nicknames were picked for the prizes. Bishal Shrestha informed, “Shailaja Shrestha and Salav Rijal won the prizes in nick name category.”