Kathmandu, January 6, 2017:Â Nepathya, a popular Nepali folk-rock band, is all set to make their first appearance of 2017 and present a new song at Tundhikhel of Capital this Saturday.
Giving continuity to their effort to connect generations with music, Nepathya at the show will be presenting veteran poet and dramatist Sarubhaktaâ€™s 35-year-old song to the â€œmotorcycle generation of today,â€ read a press statement issued on Thursday.
Kuroop Anuhar hoâ€¦ Yahan kohi Saathi Chhaina
Beroop Anuhar hoâ€¦ Yahan kohi Sathi Chhaina
According to poet Sarubhakta, this song was written during the early 1980s.
â€œI had conceptualised this song in Pokhara and completed it in Kathmandu when I was a student at the Tribhuwan University,â€ shared the incumbent Nepal Academy of Music and Drama Chancellor.
â€œCircumstances push many youth to a situation when they feel rejected. This song could be the lyrical resemblance of all such lonely and discarded youth of our generation,â€ recalled the lyricist as quoted in the statement.
â€œEveryone, especially during the youth, longs for love and affection in their life. Though this song sounds dark, it is not against love. I have just tried to express one dimension of this eternal feeling,â€ he assured.
His childhood friend Vikram Gurung had composed music for the song later.
â€œVikram used to perform this song in Pokhara; recording during those times was not easyâ€ recalls Sarubhakta, adding, â€œIt required a lot of effort, patience, and fostering aÂ personal relationship with the concerned authorities.â€
Apparently delighted to hear Nepathyaâ€™s interest in his song, he said, â€œI look forward to being at Tundikhel on Saturday, where they will be performing this song for the first time in Nepal.â€
Composer Gurung also expressed his happiness with the new rendition of his song.
Nepathya frontman Amrit Gurung said, â€œWe have tried to justify the abstract nature of the song and have tried our hand at presenting it with a psychedelic flavour.â€
Though this is the first composition of Vikram Gurung for Nepathya, the band has sung several of Sarubhaktaâ€™s creation, which includes Saruma Rani, Yanimaya and Lampate Surati.
The concert is being organised by Bajaj Motorcycles to celebrate the Pulsar Dare Venture Grand Finale.