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Interview about Dohori and Other Things on Ambrin Hayat’s “Over a Cup of Tea”

Lahore-based Pakistani vlogger Ambrin Hayat kindly invited me to do a Zoom chat with her for her channel "Over a Cup of Tea," which features her conversations with academic and other successful women. We talked (in English) about music and Nepal for a general audience--not much about ancient music, despite the video's title. Thanks Ambrin… Continue reading Interview about Dohori and Other Things on Ambrin Hayat’s “Over a Cup of Tea”

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Dohori with Badri Pangeni: Timlai Tadha Malai Ni Tadha (8/19/2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OSqseQQkPs In these days of social distancing we're all far away from each other--if only we could move our homes "a fishbone's width apart" as the song says. Missing you all! This recording is from August 19, 2011, at Nirmaya Rodhi Club, and I'm singing dohori with Badri Pangeni, with the help of Shila Ale,… Continue reading Dohori with Badri Pangeni: Timlai Tadha Malai Ni Tadha (8/19/2011)

In Nepali Audio and Video Store, Manama, 2010
Dohori, Films

What Keeps Us Company: Nepali Popular Music in Baharain (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncR7pkwjMb8&t=44s Nepali workers in Bahrain, including a nightclub owner, performers, truckers, and manual laborers, rely on popular music to get them through their days and nights. For the accompanying article of mine that tells more of their story from 2010, please see: Popular Music among Nepalis in Bahrain: Nightclubs, Media, Performance, and Publics, In David… Continue reading What Keeps Us Company: Nepali Popular Music in Baharain (2010)

Dohori, People's Songs Nepal

Kauda Chudka in Gorkha District

In May 2007, this celebration of kauda chudka song and dance, in Lower Gyaja village of Manakamana VDC in Gorkha district, helped me understand how Nepal's urban dohori restaurants were trying to create a rural festival atmosphere. It also led me to question strict separation between political songs and "regular" folk songs. The song posted… Continue reading Kauda Chudka in Gorkha District

Dohori, Publications - Books

My book, Singing Across Divides, available for pre-order

I'm so excited that my project of the past decade will finally appear in print! It has truly been a labor of love. You can pre-order by clicking the link below, and it's supposed to be available on October 2, 2017. Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal Here's the summary: "An ethnographic… Continue reading My book, Singing Across Divides, available for pre-order