Print Edition - 2016-05-25 | Life & Style
KANTA DABDAB set for Europe tour
May 25, 2016-
Folk band Kanta dAb dAb is all set for a Europe tour. The Kathmandu-based trio with Nikhil Tuladhar (on percussions), Sunit Kansakar (on sitar and guitar) and Riju Tuladhar (on bass) is set to perform in Europe, as part of their Musicians for Musicians project, and are all set fora two-month-long Europe tour starting Wednesday. The band will be playing at various venues and festivals in Finland, Germany, Poland and Denmark—including the World Village Festival, Kaustinen Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and BRT Festival.
The band’s project, Musicians for Musicians, is ‘a socio-cultural project to help earthquake-affected musicians; it is also a project to preserve the endangered Nepal traditional music heritage’. The project was launched in the occasion of the first anniversary of the earthquakes.
“We are extremely excited to be a part of this project and play Nepali music in the international arena. We believe this will be an amazing experience to share our music toa European audience,” said Nikhil Tuladhar.
“We hope that we will be able to reach out to people through our music, heritage and our project. After the tour, we will focus on working with traditional musicians with the aim of preserving traditional music and to help earthquake affected musicians,” said Rizu Tuladhar.
The band will also be engaged inlive performances, workshops and presentations of the Musicians for Musicians project. While in Europe, the band will also be conducting workshops with music students at the Sibelius Academy of Music, which is a part of the University of Arts in Helsinki.
Published: 25-05-2016 08:07