https://youtu.be/57DaBnErmmQ Singing A Great Dream: The Revolutionary Songs and Life of Khusiram Pakhrin, by Bhakta Syangtan and Anna Stirr, premiered online on November 21, 2020. You can learn more about the film at http://www.singingagreatdream.com.
"Songs...speak the truth of life." "गीतले जीवनको सत्य बोल्छ।" Please join us for the online Premiere of Singing A Great Dream: The Revolutionary Songs and Life of Khusiram Pakhrin--the story of people’s singer, songwriter, and Nepali Maoist cultural leader Khusiram Pakhrin’s musical journey through nearly 4 decades of political movements and revolution in Nepal, featuring… Continue reading Singing a Great Dream Online Premiere: Nov. 21, 2020, 9:00 am UTC-10 (Nepal Time)
The US west coast is on fire--yes, the grass in the hills used to burn each summer when we were kids, too, but this is different. Nearly unlivable air quality and surreal orange skies are bringing the significance of global climate change home. From Hawaii I look at those pictures with concern for my family,… Continue reading Pulling Power from the Sky: The Story of Makani
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)