Musica Music InstitutePatan, Lalitpur District, Nepal
The music program that began in Hari Kul's humble drum shop in Lalitpur has expanded into the newly-founded Musica Music Institute. The new, expanded program, established by brothers Dinesh and Mahesh Nakarmi (pictured left), has access to computers, the ability to introduce recording classes and will hold more public performances so the students can showcase what they’ve learned.
The program in Laliptur District, Nepal is lead by seven talented teachers, including former Hari Kul student, Lama Maya, and over forty students attending music classes in vocals, keyboard, guitar and drums. Hari will continue to be involved in the program as a mentor and lead workshops with the students.
The Musica Music Institute is already establishing itself as a source of inspiration and creative expression for Nepali youth. We’re excited about the new possibilities this program will bring.
A great example of the impact this program is already having on its students is the talented Anu. Anu (pictured right) has been participating in the program over the past year and is already developing a strong stage presence combined with a powerful voice. She took center stage during the 2014 PFC Day concert in Laliptur and made a significant impression on her local community.
Stay tuned! We'll be sharing more from Anu, her fellow students and teachers over the coming weeks and months.
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THE PFCF MUSIC FAMILY IN NEPAL NEEDS OUR HELPby PFCF
There have been many long and fear-filled days and nights since the earthquake and aftershocks devastated Nepal in early April. We have been in constant communication with our music teachers and friends on the ground, and there is much love to be found.
To both encourage and support our PFCF Musica family in Nepal, we want to raise $7,500 in the next several weeks so that our Asia Programs Coordinator, William Aura, will have as many resources as possible for the people when he travels to Nepal in the coming days…
LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY
Lalitpur sub-metropolitan city, popularly known as Patan, is one of the most vibrant cities of Nepal. It is located 5 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu and its urban history dating back to as far as 2300 years. Lalitpur is simple, but full of tourists during the high season. The daily life in the city can be busy and bustling most days, with customers visiting the many local shops and families either taking their children to school or joining for prayer at a temple in the famous and beautiful, Patan Dubar Square.
The city is also renowned the world over for its traditional Nepali art and craftsmanship, and has been home to a number of famous artists and master craftsmen that produce beautiful thangka paintings, jewelry, and metalworks, to name a few.