Kutumba (Nepal)

Kutumba (Nepal)
Kutumba picture
Kutumba picture
Kutumba in Swayambhu, EARTH HOUR by WWF
Kutumba in Dhaka Int'l Folk Festival 2017
Kutumba in Basantapur Durbar Square
Kutumba in Basantapur 2013
Kutumba in Kumaripati 2014
Kutumba in Wembley Arena 2017
Kutumba in Melbourne 2018


Pariwartan means change. Song is based on the energetic rhythms of the Chandi and Syabru styles of the eastern hills.
  • 1 Pariwartan
  • 2 Freedom
  • 3 Arbajo
  • 4 Kauda
  • 5 Da Mary Boys O' Greenland
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Kutumba performing in various places
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  • country:Nepal
  • style(s):Folk, Instrumental
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, percussion, lute
  • artist posted by:Kutumba

Line up

  • Arun manandhar (tungna & arbajo (Nepalese string instrument))
  • Kiran Nepali (sarangi (Nepalese lute))
  • Pavit Maharjan (Nepalese percussion )
  • Raju Maharjan (Nepalese percussion)
  • Rubin Kumar Shrestha (bamboo flute)
  • Siddhartha Maharjan (Nepalese high pitched effects)


Showcase Times:
Wednesday 21 October 18:30 CEST
Wednesday 21 October 21:00 CEST

In the Nepali language the word Kutumba represents that which binds a community together. Likewise, the band Kutumba's mission is to bind together traditional folk tunes and instruments to create new improvised sounds that celebrate the diversity of the nation's indigenous music and shine a positive light upon the multiculturalism in Nepali society. Based in Kathmandu, the six members of Kutumba are professional musicians from different backgrounds with skills across musical genres who between them utilise an arsenal of regional instruments from tabla and madal drums and metal percussion to bamboo flute and string instruments such as sarangi and the rare lute-like tungna. Kutumba are part of a collective of artists organising the Echoes in The Valley festival events in Kathmandu, aimed at reviving endangered cultural heritages by showcasing local music, art and rituals.

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