NEPATHYA DEPARTS FOR AUSTRALIA
Nepal’s premier folk rock band – Nepathya has left for Australia for a 4 city tour. The tour coincides with the Easter Holidays and the start of the Bikram Sambhat new year celebration.
Upon arrival in Australia, the band will perform its first show in Brisbane on 5th April at the Princess Theatre. It will then move on to perform at Fowlers Live in Adelaide on 7th, Dallas Brooks Centre in Melbourne on 9th and Sydney Town Hall in Sydney on 14th.
Nepathya Australia tour 2012 is coordinated by Myagdi Sewa Samiti. The theme slogan for the tour has been coined as ‘Music for Unity’.
“Nepalese live in minority in foreign lands. Therefore it is always better and wise to stay united for a common Nepali cause, may it be for the welfare of students or immigrants. In recent times, there has been a trend of dividing the small Nepali community into several communal fractions. I hate to say this but this is our reality” shared Amrit. “My call to all is, wherever we may be, we are first a Nepali.” He added.
The 8 member Nepathya entourage lead by composer / singer Amrit Gurung departed Kathmandu on a Hong Kong bound flight to catch a connection to Brisbane. They are scheduled to return to Kathmandu on the 17th of April after completing the four city tour.
“Going beyond the trend of organising Nepali shows in small venues and University auditoriums, we have tried to get the best venues that justify Nepathya’s name and fame. Venues of Melbourne (Dallas Brooks Centre) and Sydney (Sydney Town Hall) in particulars look very exciting,” shared Dipesh Pun of Myagdi Sewa Samiti. “If the venue is to be judged by who has performed there, then Sydney Town Hall is the same hall where Lady Gaga performed recently.” He added.
This is to be Nepathya’s 2nd tour down under. They had toured 3 cities in Australia in 2009.
“Along with music and fun, we will try and connect our audience to Nepal and share fond memories of their motherland.” added Amrit.Share: