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.