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Capturing Rukum on reel

Kathmandu, April 4, 2017: Folk-rock ensemble Nepathya on Saturday released a music video for its recently-released song, Sirful Siraima. The video was released via YouTube to mark the band’s 25th anniversary.

The song, included in the band’s tenth studio album, is a lyrical travelogue, which captures the essence of the hills and mountains of western Nepal. The song has been made incorporating the band’s frontman Amrit Gurung’s own experience of visiting the Midwestern district of Rukum; the video includes footages shot by the vocalist himself.

Speaking about the song, Gurung said, “This song is based on the local Shriful Bhaka from the mid-western part of Nepal. I had heard the Shriful Bhaka as a child but couldn’t find anyone in the villages I travelled who could sing it. I tried to mix what I had heard  and what I know to compose this song.”

Kiran Krishna Shrestha of Nepalaya, the manager of Nepathya, said, “We had released two other songs from this album on Youtube before. They received very positive response, so we decided to release this video through the same platform as well as a gift for all Nepathya lovers.”

As part of their silver jubilee celebrations, the band will perform in Pokhara this weekend.