Many thanks to Mason Brown for his lovely and detailed review of Singing Across Divides in the journal Himalaya! Himalaya is now available open access from the University of Edinburgh, so this review is available online along with many excellent articles and photo essays.
My team and I are delighted to announce that we've been awarded an NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant for the project, Nepali Folk Performance: The Works of Subi Shah.
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcmnCoTMxto "Returning from the Battlefield" is an opera written by the Nepali composer of progressive and revolutionary songs, Khusiram Pakhrin. It was written for a meeting of the leadership of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist during their People's War (1996-2006); this meeting, in 2005, proved decisive in the conclusion of the war. The opera was… Continue reading Experiences informing the Maoist Opera “Returning from the Battlefield”: Photos from Khusiram Pakhrin
My article on CNN: "In Nepal, lift spirits through music." Nirmal Singh and Ram Singh contributed stories and thoughts. To contribute to earthquake relief, please see options for donation at the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies website, or the Society for Nepalese in Hawaii.
Here's a short radio spot I did on HPR with Ram Kumar Singh, performing and talking about Nepali folk music to promote the Music of the Himalayas concert at the East-West Center, April 18 and 19, 2015.