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Helping ill children through music

2022 Mar 15, 15:31, Kathmandu

The number of people taking interest in classical music in Nepal is increasing. While more people are learning classical music, there are many genres of classical music that very few people know about. There are very few people in Nepal who know how to play Israj Baja, Suraj Nepal is one of them.
He has been playing Israj Baja for the past 22 years after learning from experts like Mohan Prasad Joshi and Shantosh Bhakta Shrestha.

At the age of 16, when he had broken both his legs, he listened to music to distract himself from the pain. He was first interested in western music and later in classical music.

Apart from learning music in Kathmandu and India, he has also taken 6 months special training on music in South Korea. He has showcased in different places of Nepal as well as in different countries. He has also been active in producing fusion music with other foreign artists.

He is currently working in the international music market. He works on a royalty basis. Artlist, an Israeli music company, has been regularly using the musical tunes of Nepal since 2016. These tunes are used in digital media as background music for documentaries and other digital content. The regular salary helps him support his family.

A video of his musical performance has been made on the international level. Such performances have been in collaboration with Chinese artists.

 Music is not only fun but also a treatment. Children with mental disabilities can be helped to speak. By studying music psychology, Nepal intends to dedicate his life to the service of children suffering from complex diseases through music.

Artist Suraj Nepal of Nepal News presented the tunes of Israj Baja. He was assisted by artist Laxmi Prasad Dangol.


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