Introduction to Nepathya

Albums of Nepathya:

Till date 7 albums havebeen released starting from the self titled album Nepathya to real incident titled album Maina Pokhari’ko Ghatana

The seven albums are Self titled Nepathya in 1991, Himal Chuchure in 1993, Min Pachas Ma in 1995, Shringar in 1997, Resham in 2001, Bheda ko oon Jasto in 2003 and Ghatana – Incidents of Nepal in 2005.

What genre they sing?

Nepathya started with a relatively different brand of music, folk pop. They expertly fused the common Nepali folk tunes with pop flavour to produce some of the most exhilarating melodies ever. This became a new trend. Also it became the basis for rise of Pokhreli bands in contemporary Nepali music. (read more about it here).

But in this time when pure folk song are created inside a closed room, Nepathya goes deep into the villages and hills of Nepal in search of tunes and songs only to make them more lovelier than ever.Read about it here and here and here also.

Though folk pop is the term used, listen to the songs Sa karnali an Bheda Ko Oon jasto…and you may say it folk rock tooo

Besides, Nepathya sings for people. Their recent album sang the songs only about the people and their sufferings due to Maoist insurgency. Previous album had half of its songs were concerned about people and their perspective in the Insurgency.

During the heydays of Maoist rebellion, which claimed more than 15,000 lives, they constantly concerted for peace and rights of children. They traveled across Nepal with message of peace and donated money collected during the concerts to the local schools and organizations working for children. Thus with every album since Resham (that makes 3 albums), they have donated 9-10 lakhs to school and various organizations through such concerts.

 

Some songs from Nepathya

If I am asked to name some nice songs of Nepathya, I will end up listing all songs for none of the songs I have found under par. Many were very good while some were better and remaining are good. But this may not please everyone. So what I will do here is to list some of the well received songs. Even if you go through the some not so well received song (for reasons best known to Him), you won’t stop wondering, “Why the hell this song couldn’t make big?”

Anyway some well received songs of Nepathya are

From album Nepathya

· Chekyo chekyo

· Himal chuchure

From album Min Pachas’ma

· Jomsom’ai Bazzar’ma

· Udaayo rail’lai’le

· Birsi na’deu

From album Resham

· Resham

· Lampate surati

· Mai nache chhamchham’ti

From album Bheda Ko Oon jasto

· Sa karnali

· Bheda ko oon jasto

· Taal ko pani

From album Maina Pokhari’ko Ghatana

· Ghatana

· Aama huna

(PS:If you can, please Listen to songs from Album Sringaar like “Saruma rani ko aanshu ko kasam” “Boli chaina kuna boli’le geet gaunu” and tell me why didn’t get much popularity)

Who exactly are Nepathya??

“Since Deepak J. Rana, Bhim Poon and Amrit Gurung founded this band in 1990, it has seen many musicians join and leave the band. Amrit Gurung is the only remaining founding member of the band.” is written in the introductory leaflet of album Bheda Ko Oon jasto.

Quoting Amrit Gurung, Wikipedia writesSays he Nepathya is like a passenger train that everybody can get in and get out.”

 

If that is the standard description then you can take Amrit as the pilot. And Amrit casts the main figure of Nepathya (not only for his voice but also for his exotically long hair!!!)

Can somebody give a full list of Different people differently involved I Nepathya during different period of time?? We will appreciate that…

 

Where to listen them?

Buying the album is thebest way you an to help yourself with Nepathya music. They can be purchased in any Music Nepal outlet. But as a matter of fact this may not be accessible to all.

Here are some online links to listen, watch Nepathya songs.

http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~lokesh/mp3/Nepathya/

http://www.realnepal.net/partiallist.htm (Only online listening possible)

http://www.kfm961.com/gallery/music/Ghatana.mp3

http://www.kfm961.com/gallery/music/Taal_Ko_Pani.mp3

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nepathya&search=

http://www.murchunga.com/search.php?do=search&col=ar.name&val=nepathya (only online listening possible)

http://www.visi.com/~shah/cgi-bin/nepalisongs/scripts/nepalisongs_page_loader.cgi?page=search&screen_info=1024_768_32&java_enabled=true&keywords=nepathya&search_type=music+archives

Responses

  1. If the links dont open…pls copy and paste them in the address bar..
    Songs from murchunga.com are not downloadable, they are to be heard online.
    But i dont think downloading is impossible!!!

  2. this is my best band from the age of seven.
    the style of the band and vocal is meeeeeeeeemoooooooooooooo
    thanks and never forget nepali sangit like thers

  3. this is my best band from the age of seven. now iam 22 years.
    the style of the band and vocal is meeeeeeeeemoooooooooooooo
    thanks and never forget nepali sangit like others

  4. I like nepathaya band. because this is oldband. like ressam song.

  5. i luv nepathya. Awesome, they are.


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