-by Sampada Malla
Updated on Thursday,
April 20, 2006
"Any form of art will only bloom
to its fullest when there is absolute freedom of expression"
This Wednesday morning in Swayambu, singers,
music associates, VJ's and RJ's gathered together to show their
full support in the current republican protest in Nepal. Singing
songs related to peace and freedom, they also lighted candles around
the Swayambu Stupa.
At this time of major crisis, they voiced
together, "We are not associated with any political parties
nor are we revolutionists. But we are revolutionists of our voices,
words and music. We want and love freedom and peace." While
some were distributing pamphlets of "White banner campaign"
to the guests, the others were busy tying the symbolic white bands
on their hands. Then they silently stood and showed their white
bands that represented peace and freedom. According to Prashan,
an RJ of Kantipur FM, these white bands are created to raise voices
for the achievement of peace, freedom and non-violence.
artists like Nima Rumba, Lochan Rijal, Abhaya, Sudin Pokhrel, Avash,
Jems Pradhan, Firoz Syangden, Niraka & Manoj KC of 1974 AD,
Yogeshwor Amatya, Surendra Man Singh, Dipesh Kishor Bhattarai and
Robin Tamang, Hemant Sharma & Mad Zone and popular VJs and RJs
were expressing their full support on this republic movement.
"Until Nepal becomes a republic country,
we will not loosen the knots of these white bands. This is only
the beginning. We are all set to make our movement successful. "Said
Manoj KC of 1974 AD. After the lights were lit, all of them sang
a song created in the group, "Peace, freedom, non-violence.
This is our desire…."
"This is the period when the country
is searching for a solution. And when the whole nation is in the
state of agitation; words, music and songs should also rise in her
favor." marked singer Avash.
Download Videos of Artists' opinions on
We asked a few singers, music associates, VJ's
and RJ's about their opinions on the current public protest and
how they were supporting it. We also requested their views on how
this 'White banner campaign' would help the ongoing protest. You
can download their views, listen to them and agree or disagree with
Sudin Pokharel aka DA 69
by Prasan, RJ, Kantipur FM
RJ, VJ and Singers sings
song for peace & freedom
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Celebs on New Year and Country
-by Sampada Malla
Updated on Wednesday,
April 19, 2006
New Year has been a different experience for every Nepali living
inside and outside the borders of Nepal. If the insiders are welcoming
their new year amid the day by day uprising public protests organized
by the major political parties of Nepal, people outside Nepal are
also suffering through immense mental conflicts to visualize their
country in such an anarchical and chaotic situation.
At this time of major crisis, our national
new year has not brought the same amount of happiness, excitement
and enthusiasm as the past years previously did. ‘May peace
prevail in our country soon’ –This New Year, everyone’s
voices seem to be the same. When we asked couple of our celebrities
about their New Year plans and resolutions, not many seemed enthusiastic
and we exactly knew the reason why. We also asked them about their
views on the current public protests and each of them had a different
thing to say. Read More»