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14 February 2020 6:00 pm Burlington Violin Shop 23 Church Street Marketplace
Presented by Young Tradition Vermont with the Burlington Violin Shop in cooperation with ONE Band and Brian Perkins with support from the Vermont Folklife Center’s Apprenticeship Program. $10 to $20 suggested donation. Reservations and other info at email@example.com.
From the Gandharba musical tradition of Nepal, virtuoso Shyam Nepali brings the sounds of the Sarangi to Vermont and the world. He expands on the work of his Grandfather, Magar Gaine, and his father, Ram Sharan Nepali, legendary Sarangi players, with technical and artistic innovation.
‘Mero Sarangi’, Shyam’s newest and first entirely self-produced album, is a tribute to the ancient roots of the Nepali Gandharva Sarangi Tradition in Nepal, as well as a guidepost for anchoring the tradition towards the future for future generations. This recording of original compositions and heritage songs includes songs composed by his Grandfather, popular Nepali composer L.P. Joshi, and a previously undiscovered song which Shyam found in the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University.
For centuries, the Gandharvas traveled throughout the Himalayan mountain villages and cities of Nepal telling stories through music, functioning as news reporters, entertainers, and healers. Shyam weaves his tales together with seasoned mastery, as the tones of the sarangi blend with his otherworldly vocals to create a tapestry of stories that reach the human heart in any language.