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Kandara: 21 years strong

- KRISHNA BHATTARAI, KATHMANDU
Kandara: 21 years strong

Apr 14, 2015-

Pokhara-based musical act Kandara have recently released a practice-session video of their new single Bhedi Gothaima on video sharing site Youtube. The song, penned by veteran Nepali writer Sarubhakta, is one of the songs from the band’s upcoming album, which is scheduled for a summer release.

The band had released their debut album Chanchale Kanchi in 1994. Since then they have gone on to release six more records. After an eight-year hiatus, the forthcoming album will be the band’s eighth. Music company Stereo Records will be producing the album.

When Kandara started out 21

years ago, the band was a five-piece outfit, but after several line-up changes, it now consists of Sunil Thapa, Bodhraj Bajracharya and Bivek Shrestha. The band is known for blending Nepali folk styles with pop music. Through time, Kandara have established themselves as one of the most popular folk-pop acts in Nepal. Lekaki Hey Maya, Hong Kong Pokhara, Danda Pari, Tagaroma Rumal Rakhi and Chanchale Kanchi are some of the band’s most popular songs.

The upcoming album will feature a total of eight songs, along with an older hit Timi Pari. After the release of the album, the band plan to tour the

country. According to Stereo Records manager Ashish Parajuli, the band intends to perform with a full-fledged orchestra before Dashain.

The name of the new album has not been disclosed yet.

Published: 14-04-2015 09:21

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