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नेपाली पत्रकारहरू कृपया पहिले यहि हेर्नुहोला

मैले लोक संस्कृति पत्रिकालाई दिएको अन्तरवार्ता १) तपाँईले नेपाली भाषा कसरी सिक्नु भयो? सान २००० (२०५७) मा, अमेरिकन विद्यार्थीहरू नेपालमा पढ्ने कार्यक्रममा आएँ। त्यस कार्यक्रममा हामीलाई दिनको ४ घन्ता नेपाली सिकायो, साथमा नेपालको अन्य विषयहरू। अनि अन्तिममा एक महिनाको अनुसन्धान गर्नु पर्यो, र मैले शास्त्रिया संगीतको बारेमा अनुसन्धान गरेँ। यो ४ महिनाको बसाईमा मैले धेरै… Continue reading नेपाली पत्रकारहरू कृपया पहिले यहि हेर्नुहोला

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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)

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CFP: Music, Sound, and the Sacred

CFP for a special issue of the journal Religions on Music, Sound, and the Sacred, edited by me! https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/music Dear Colleagues, This Issue of Religions addresses music and sound as integral parts of religious and spiritual expression. Inviting approaches inspired by the robust work on music, sound, and religious practice in ethnomusicology, anthropology, sound studies, and… Continue reading CFP: Music, Sound, and the Sacred

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Nachna Jaana Paam: Thoughts on Komal Oli’s Teej Songs and Dancing

The Record asked for an article on Teej and Komal Oli, and I was happy to oblige. The article, Nachna Jaana Paam, can be found in its entirety on The Record's website, with more photos and video links. The gist: "Song words are important, and so is the dancing that the songs inspire. It can… Continue reading Nachna Jaana Paam: Thoughts on Komal Oli’s Teej Songs and Dancing

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“Revolutionary Songs” of the Anti-Rana Movement

Translation of a report by Sewa Bhattarai from June 1, 2017, on BBC Nepali. Although Nepali communists today refer to the 1950 overthrow of the Rana regime and establishment of democracy as "change" rather than "revolution," members of the Nepali Congress refer to this change as revolution. At this juncture, as well as in the… Continue reading “Revolutionary Songs” of the Anti-Rana Movement