[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157626413225893"] Mohan Gandharba is one of the last living players of a Nepali instrument called the arbaj. It was the primary instrument played by Gandharbas before the sarangi evolved. He is 84 and his health is failing. We went to visit him in his home in Pokhara to talk to him about the [...]
[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157625016026338"] I just randomly came across these photos when someone passed them on to me in Bhaktapur. I really love seeing old photos with people (like the ones I posted a while back from Rana times) but these ones are interesting too since they offer a glimpse into what the city used to [...]
A Gandharba school teacher talks about discrimination, leaving music, and the future.
Ghanaram Ghandarba sings a traditional song in Kirtipur village in Chitwan, Nepal.
Sambu Lal Ghandarba lives in Kiritipur village in Chitwan. When I was there about 2 weeks ago, I did some recordings of songs and some brief interviews with him and others. In the above video, he speaks about what it is to be a Gandharba and about his life in general. Sambu Lal Ghandarba sings [...]
Just released on ABC on campus: Visiting the New Nepal This is a little sample of what I hope to create with my photography and video of Nepal. Unfortunately this one came out as Nepal sounding like another so-called suffering third world country. Not my intention, but I didn’t create the final product. Nepal is [...]