umble, friendly, funny, a genius. With Nhyoo Bajracharya, the superlatives keep rolling on. After a quarter of a century in Nepali music industry, Bajracharya needs no elaborated introduction as his body of work speaks volumes of his credentials.
“The man is a genius, he’s an exceptional music composer and he makes it look so easy,” praises Ciney Gurung.She further adds, “Despite his fame and his status, he’s so grounded. Not a boastful soul, he brings the best in me.”
Republica caught up with the singer between practice sessions at the Do Re Mi Music School, Jamal.
If you’ve been an admirer of Bajracharya’s work and consider yourself a connoisseurs of Nepali music, then good news all the way around. Time once again to indulge thy senses, aurally as well as visually. All is now set for another evening of delightful music at one of the oldest, most charming of venues – Patan Museum.
The third installment of “Pepsi Music by the Museum” is here to stump your senses on Friday, November 12. Bringing you this evening of splendor are the experts, Hits FM 91.2 and Musicology.
Helping this alchemist of melody is an entourage of the who’s who of music industry: Ram Krishan Dhakal, Yogeshwor Amatya, and Ani Choying Dolma besides Ciney Gurung.
Admired by his peers and respected by his juniors, Bajracharya’s discography boasts a diversity that is rare, if not unique. The man has composed for the likes of the late Aruna Lama to Marcia Adhikari – the latter a teenager who debuted with “Man Mero” in 2009.
A reputed music composer, he hopes to showcase his prowess in singing as well.
“I’m not a trained singer. I guess creating music for all the artistes inadvertently rubbed in,” quips Bajracharya.
Each artist featured at the event, according to him, was handpicked specifically to showcase his diversity.
“Audiences can trace down my musical career with each performance,” he informed.
Starting the rehearsals at the Do Re Mi practice hall, Bajracharya crooned to Timi Nahunu Ke hunu. Assisting him were seven musicians, including Tsujil Karmacharya and Gopal Rasaily.
Singer Karmacharya, between his guitar strumming, shared, “It’s an honor to be sharing a platform with a legend. He’s one of my inspirations.”
Bajracharya, on the other hand, expressed his happiness at being able to work with the featured artists.
“Music is my life. It’s in every breath I take. And to be performing on stage with my favorite artists in a soulful ambience is a privilege.”
On cue was Gurung who took hold of the microphone and gave us her impeccable rendition of Mero Pyaro Manchhe Timi. As she set down the microphone, it was Bajrachraya back again with the guitars.
Considering the lineup of artistes and the musicians’ du jour, it won’t be presumptuous to say that few acts are more deserving of your dough than this evening at Patan Museum.