Embassy of India, Kathmandu, organized a music concert, “Sangeet Sukoon” on 20 January 2023 featuring performances of the Indian band Carnatic 2.0 and Nepali band Kutumba
Embassy of India, Kathmandu, organized a music concert, “Sangeet Sukoon” on 20 January 2023 featuring performances of the Indian band Carnatic 2.0 and Nepali band Kutumba to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties between India and Nepal as well as 75 years of India’s Independence. The event also marks the 74th Republic Day of India.
The event was attended by Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal Mr Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, former Prime Ministers Mr K.P. Sharma Oli, Mr Madhav Kumar Nepal, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, senior leaders Mr Mahantha Thakur and Mr Rajendra Mahato. Among other dignitaries, Hon’ble Foreign Minister Ms. Bimala Rai Paudyal, Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies Mr. Damodar Bhandari, and Chief of Army Staff of Nepali Army General Prabhu Ram Sharma also attended the event.
During the performance, Carnatic 2.0 band played a mix of traditional Carnatic ragas and retro-Bollywood songs with a modern twist. Kutumba, through its performance, highlighted the depth of Nepal’s indigenous music. The two bands also performed together in an unplugged section recreating the Nepali folk song “Taal ko pani machi le khani”.
Carnatic 2.0 is an experimental Indian band that creates a fusion of different Ragas of Carnatic music along with various western elements. Kutumba is a folk instrumental ensemble committed to the research, preservation, and celebration of the diversity that exists in indigenous Nepali music. Carnatic 2.0 will also be performing again at Patan Durbar Square on Saturday.