Melbourne, 9th July,
Nepathya’s Australia tour 2017 started with their performance at the Planet Shakers in Melbourne. Coordinated by Myagdi Overseas and organized by Melbourne based Yeti Football Club, the concert was attended by people of all ages and profession. From fresh students to established businessmen and professionals, the show became an opportunity for Nepalis from all walks of life to come together.
“Our show in Melbourne, two years ago was a painful one, as we had to perform just a day after the massive earthquake that shook Nepal on 25 April 2015. Today, we are at much ease as we stand here amidst you to celebrate Nepal,” said Nepathya front man Amrit Gurung. “However as we perform here today, many places in Nepali hills and Terai have been victims to landslides and floods caused by the monsoon. Let us all get together to help out villages back home in this time of need.” He appealed.
After singing few songs, Amrit started communicating with the audience thanking all for their continuous love and support to Nepathya for the past 25 years. “As we celebrate 25 years of Nepathya, I would like to remember and thank all the musicians who have contributed to the band.” He then went on to sing the band’s first song – Aganai Bhari. As the song proceeded, photos of Nepathya’s 25 year long journey was projected on the screen. “I dedicate this memory to all my friends who have contributed to the very existence of Nepathya.” He repeated.
The show then continued with their new song Sirfula, a travelogue song which Amrit had prepared during his trek through the western hills of Rukum and Baglung. After singing Sirfula, Amrit praised the natural beauty of Nepal and motivated the audience to visit Nepal and explore her beauty.
Nepathya front man also requested all to teach children their mother tongue so that they can communicate with their grandparents back home and stay connected to Nepal.
“As the organizer, I am proud to be part of this show and even happier to have been part of the event which brought such excitement and happiness amidst Nepali diaspora of Melbourne” said Bam Gurung of Yeti FC, the organizers.
After Melbourne, Nepathya Australia Concert Tour moves on to Adelaide and then to Sydney.
Amrit was accompanied on stage by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Kumar Thapa on Keyboards, Subin Shakya on bass, Niraj Gurung on guitar and Shanti Bahadur Rayamajhi on percussion.
Nepathya’s next stop will be at the Norwood Concert Hall in Adelaide on 15th July before concluding in Sydney on 22nd July.