Apr 072015

Saturday, April 18, 8pm
Sunday, April 19, 4pm

A concert of classical and folk music of Nepal

The Himalaya mountain range, home of Mt. Everest and the birthplace of the Buddha, is rich with history, art, and culture. These concerts will highlight the diverse musical traditions of the region, including both the folk music of Nepal and classical ragas. Acclaimed local and visiting artists will enchant audiences with the Nepali folk sarangi, classical sarangi, tabla drums, madal drums, bansuri flute, voice, and tanpura.

Parashuram Bhandarisarangi
Ram Kumar Singhbansuri
Abhijit Banerjeetabla
Anna Stirr – voice, madal
Babette Akintanpura

Keoni Auditorium, EWC Imin Center – Jefferson Hall

$20 general
$10 youth (17 & under), college students
$15 seniors (60+), military, EWC/UH faculty & staff

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Jan 062015

The East-West Center Arts Program, in cooperation with The Nepal Foundation, presents:

Nepal, high in the Himalayas and the birthplace of the Buddha, is a crossroads between India and China. This small landlocked country is home to a great diversity of peoples, languages, flora, and fauna. Nepal has a population of more than 26 million people,made up of over 80 different ethnic communities. Although people often think of the Sherpas guiding trekkers and mountain climbers up to the Everest base camp, there are many lesser known communities living in the lower ranges of the mountains. These are very isolated communities who are often very poor, and have unique ritual practices, clothing,weavings, paintings, and utensils,many of which are on display. This exhibition will focus on two communities: the Tamang and the Rai peoples. In addition, on display are over 50 photographs by two Nepali artists, and thankas by the renowned painter, Hira Lama.

Curator: Michael Schuster
Installation: Lynne Najita
Photographers: Navesh Chitrakar and Uday Karmacharya

Click here to download the exhibit handout.

Click here to view a gallery of selected exhibit items.

Research Assistance: Mary Carroll, Yadav Rai,Mohan Lama, Rabin Lama, Enuka Lama, Shulang Zou, Suresh Tamang, Society of Nepalese in Hawai‘i (SNEHA)

This exhibition is made possible by generous support from Aston Hotels & Resorts.

EWC Arts Programs are supported by the Hawai‘i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, Richard H. Cox, EWC Arts ‘Ohana members, and other generous donors.