Nepathya’s third innings in London

London- Nepal’s premier folk rock band, Nepathya played their third innings here in London. Their first event at Wembley Arena 5 years ago is considered a historic milestone in Nepali music. They made their 2nd appearance 3 years ago at O2 Academy Brixton. On 1st September 2018, Nepathya performed again at O2 Brixton.

As the show started, the audience erupted with applause and sang along with the band right from the start. The show started with Nepathya’s song ‘Kuroop Anuhar’ from their upcoming tenth album. Written by Sarubhakta and composed by Vikram Gurung, Nepathya has twisted the song in their own style. The show than proceeded with Nepathya’s evergreen numbers like Bheda ko Oon Jasto, Jomsome Bazaar Ma, Chekyo Chekyo among others. The band also performed songs, which the Londoners had not heard live earlier, like new releases Sirfula, Palla Ghar from their earlier album and old classics like Aaganai Bhari.

London has seen a rise in Nepali population after UK opened resettlement gates for the British Gurkhas and their family. Currently, an estimated 2 lakhs Nepalis live in the UK.

“It is overwhelming to get such love and support from our audience where ever we go,” said Nepathya front-man Amrit Gurung. “When we see such love from the audience, our 25 year-long musical journey seems worthwhile.”

In a two hour long packed performance, Nepathya front-man shared his experiences of his travel across Nepal and stressed for unity among Nepalis to rebuild the nation, for which Nepalis living abroad could contribute largely.

The UK show is part of the band’s 25 year celebration.

After the UK show, the band heads home and will perform a show in Swayambhu later this month.

“Swayambhu is home to our drummer Dhruba,” said Amrit. “This show is for him.” he added.

The show in Swayambhu is scheduled for September 29th. “I am glad the band agreed to perform for Swayambhu.” Said Nepathya drummer Dhruba Lama. “Swayambhu club has undertaken the responsibility and will use the proceedings for preservation of heritage there.” He added.

Amrit was accompanied on stage by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Thapa on Keyboards, Subin Shakya on bass, Niraj Gurung on Guitars and Shanti Rayamajhi on Madals.


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