Monday, June 23, 2008
Carly's new friend, Shiv, invited us to World Festival 2008 at Restaurant 1905. Shiv is in his 20's but was educated in the U.S. and the U.K. The fest was outside under a tent in a pretty cool garden atmosphere - so I have discovered now four zones of peace and quiet in the midst of hectic, noisy, smoggy Kathmandu.
In the photo is the band, Kumbuta, an instrumental Nepali folk band. There were a total of 9 people on the stage so there was lot going on - musically. Their percussion was awesome and I thought the guitar player was soulfully into his music. The festival was sponsored by World Arts Forum, an organization focused on stimulating and supporting the Arts in Nepal.