Russian Culture Center, Kamalpokhari, persented a mesmerizing performance by talented pianist Upendra Lal Singh on 17 September. The piano concert was entitled ‘Nostalgia’ and featured ten piano renditions of such Nepali classics as ‘Jati Maya Laye Pani’ and ‘Resham Firiri’. The album was the 57th album production of SAC Music, and Upendra Lal Singh’s third album, created after twenty years of hard work and dedication. On Friday evening, the album was officially launched by musician Mohan Sundar Shrestha and writer and independent filmmaker Prakash Sayami. The latter graced the stage to introduce the album. The concert started with Singh playing a recreation of the evergreen classic ‘Kehi Mitho’ of Narayan Gopal, the clear notes of the piano ringing through the hall. He went on to play yet another Arun Thapa number ‘Jati Maya Laye Pani’, a beautiful rendition of ‘Rajamati’, ‘ Ma Maunatama’, ‘Chiya Baari Ma’, ‘Malai Maf Garideu’ and more. Between songs, the enthusiastic pianist talked to the audience and introduced his inspiration and teacher Suresh Man Singh, and expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards Shiva Mukhiya of Axe Band fame. The pianist, who has been immersed in Nepali music for the past 27 years, has played at the Fuji Rock Festical in Japan and also taught music in Bangkok.
What was the last Nepali movie that you watched? When asked this question, I felt a pang of guilt. It has been very, very long. I realized that for a self-proclaimed patriot, I have not been supporting the local film industry at all. Instead,