Kutumba (band)

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Kutumba
कुटुम्ब
Kutumba band logo.jpg
Logo of Kutumba Band
Background information
OriginKathmandu, Nepal
GenresNepali folk music
Years active2004 (2004)–present
Websitewww.kutumbaband.com
MembersArun Manandhar
Kiran Nepali
Pavit Maharjan
Raju Maharjan
Rubin Kumar Shrestha
Siddhartha Maharjan
Arun Gurung
Niraj Maharjan

Kutumba is an instrumental folk Nepalese band.[1][2] It only uses Nepalese traditional musical instruments such as bamboo flutes, sarangi, madal, tungna, dhol, jhyamta, arbajoo, dhime, dhyangro, damphu, khin, and singing bowl.[3][4] The band recorded a single for season 6 of Coke Studio Pakistan, which aired in late 2013.[5] They have collaborated with other Nepali artists such as Navneet Aditya Waiba, Albatross, Hari Maharjan and Astha Tamang Maskey.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Forever Nepali Folk Instrumental (2004)
  • Folk Roots (2005)
  • Naulo Bihani (2006)
  • Mithila (2009)
  • Utsarga (2010)[6]
  • Karmath (2013)[7]
  • Himalayan Highlands (2017)

Personnel[edit]

  • Arun Manandhar on Tungna and Arbajo
  • Kiran Nepali on Sarangi
  • Pavit Maharjan on Percussion
  • Raju Maharjan on Percussion
  • Rubin Kumar Shrestha on Flute
  • Siddhartha Maharjan on Effects
  • Arun Gurung (Manager/ Technical Coordinator)
  • Niraj Maharjan (Stage/ Line Manager)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kutumba: The whole world is one". ECS NEPAL. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  2. ^ Sturman, Janet (2019-02-26). The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781483317748.
  3. ^ "Kutumba" (PDF). Nepal Trust. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  4. ^ "Bio". Kutumba. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  5. ^ "5 things Nepalis are fond of in Pakistan". Daily Times. 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  6. ^ "Releases". Kutumba. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  7. ^ "Kutumba releases Karmath". The Himalayan Times. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2014-04-13.

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