KANTA dAb dAb

Where western and eastern melodies meet”Through sitar, bass and percussion, Kanta dAb dAb blends ethnic, traditional, Nepali classical and various western musical influences to create a new form of soulful fusion grooves which are distinctly contemporary with Nepali sound.” – The Himalayan Times

Performances

2018

Switzerland

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  • Cern Main auditorium, Geneva link
  • Le Bout De Mondu, Vavey

Germany

  • Berlin

Spain

  • Granada
  • Torrevejia


2017

Uzbekistan

  • International Music Festival u201cSharq Taronalariu201d

Japan

  • Several concerts in Tokyo, Japan

Nepal

  • Echoes In The Valley Music Festival
  • Jazzmandu, Kathmandu Jazz Festival
  • Blues n Roots, RS MOTO
  • Nepal Tattoo Convention 2017
  • Cultural Mela by U.S Embassy

2016

Finland

  • Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
  • World Village Festival
  • Jyvu00e4skylu00e4 Festival
  • Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki

Germany

  • BRN Festival
  • Elbhangfest

Poland

  • Different concerts in Poznan and Torun

Denmark

  • Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Nepal

  • Vilma Timonen Quartet (Finland) join tour in Nepal
  • Kathmandu International Club
  • Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual Exhibition
  • Nepal Tattoo Convention 2016 Nepal
  • Various clubs and bars in Kathmandu

2015

Nepal

  • Kathmandu International Mountain Festival
  • Godavari International Running Festival
  • Finnish Embassy independence day
  • Celebrations Nepal Music Center
  • Kathmandu Art Market
  • The Yellow House
  • Various clubs and bars in Kathmandu

2014

Nepal

  • Music for Relief, a Concert for Nepalu2019 Floods Victims
  • Dancemandu International Dance Festival
  • Mahadev Cometo Live (Swiss Sitar player)
  • Nepal Ink International Tattoo Convention
  • Mandala Street Festival, a concert for Nepals cold wave victims
  • Various clubs and bars in Kathmandu

Initiatives

In March 2017, KANTA dAb dAb organized Echoes in the Valley music festival, it aimed to preserve, promote and witness diverse traditional performing arts from Kathmandu. The festival strived to uncover, revive and make relevant Kathmandus’ intangible heritages and disappearing sounds by showcasing local music, art, and performances of everyday rituals. It transformed small neighbourhoods into grand stages for musical conversations between international and local artists.

“Musicians for Musicians”

project was launched in 2016. It is a socio- cultural project toward the promotion and the preservation of the Nepalese traditional music heritage. The project includes different components

  • Identify earthquake affected skilled traditional musicians and offer them artistic and financial opportunities through workshops and live performance;
  • Record an album with the identified Nepalese musicians;
  • Hold the first traditional/world/folk music festival in Kathmandu in 2017 for the promotion of Nepalese Music Heritage and to sensitize the general public to the needs of its preservation.

“KDD Intimate” is a music and video project associating performances in cozy venues (private flats, rooftops, gardens, traditional courtyards) to video creation. Conducted in collaboration with Fuzz Factory Productions, the aim of the project is to realize a collection of musical videos that capture the intimacy between KANTA dAb dAb and audiences from various backgrounds.

Press Coverage

Upcoming Events

  • 1st April 2016
  • 8PM onward

Venue: House of Music,Amrit Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu