Kathmandu,23 November,2014:Â The Japanese Language Teacherâ€™s Association Nepal (JALTAN), in association with the Embassy of Japan, is organising The Japanese Karaoke Competition 2014 at the National Theatre, Jamal, on November 29.
Karaoke is a form of entertainment that involves an amateur singer who sings to the track of a popular song. The lyrics of the song, in most of the cases, is displayed on a screen for the singer to see. Though disputes exist regarding the invention of karaoke, Japanese drummer Daisuke Inoue is often credited with having developed this form of entertainment. And although karaoke is extremely popular among people of all age groups in Japan as well as in countries around the world, the karaoke trend is yet to become huge in Nepal.
The Japanese Embassyâ€™s competition, which will feature a variety of popular traditional as well as contemporary Japanese songs, is aimed at Nepali students and enthusiasts of the Japanese language.
The organisers hope that the competition will not just entertain the audience, but also introduce them to popular Japanese tunes, something that is difficult to come by in Nepal. Further, they also hope that occasions like this will help to promote cultural ties and strengthen the ever-growing cooperation and amity between the people of Japan and Nepal.
His Excellency Mr Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan, will attend the event, which has been jointly supported by JICA Nepal Office, JICA Alumni Association of Nepal (JAAN), Japanese Universities Alumni Association Nepal (JUAAN), Japanese Association in Nepal, and Nepal AOTS Alumni Society (NAAS).
Entrance is free for all on a first-come-first-served basis.