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

Main Performances



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Cern Main auditorium,Geneva   link

Le Bout De Mondu, Vavey




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Sofar Kathmandu



International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” Uzbekistan

Several concerts in Tokyo, Japan

Echoes In The Valley Music Festival, Nepal

Jazzmandu, Kathmandu Jazz Festival, Nepal

Blues n Roots, RS MOTO, Nepal

Nepal Tattoo Convention 2017 Nepal

Cultural Mela by U.S Embassy, Nepal


Kaustinen Folk Music Festival (Finland)

World Village Festival (Finland)

Jyväskylä Festival (Finland)

Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki (Finland)

BRN Festival (Germany)

Elbhangfest (Germany)

Different concerts in Poznan and Torun (Poland)

Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark)

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


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



Music for Relief, a Concert for Nepal’ 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



echoes in the valley

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

“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

“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


we are

Sunit Kansakar

Sunit Kansakar has been playing guitar and sitar for the past 20 years. Beside being a professional musician and a sound engineer; he is also a music instructor at the Nepal Music Center. Involved with different bands since 1994 (Mukti’n Revival, Looza…), Sunit performed at several venues and festivals both in Nepal and abroad (India, Australia, Hong Kong, UK…).

Rizu Tuladhar

Rizu Tuladhar has been a professional bass player for two decades. Head of the western band ensemble department at the Nepal Music Centre; he also teaches classic band ensemble at the Ethnomusicology Department of the Kathmandu University. Rizu played with various bands (Looza, Trikaal, Kutumba, Hari Maharjan Project, Mukti’n Revival…) and collaborated to different musical projects with international artists (Vilma Timonen Quartet, Daniel Givone….)

Nikhil Tuladhar

Nikhil Tuladhar has been a professional drummer and percussionist since 1996 playing with various rock, jazz and fusion bands (Mukti’n Revival, Trikaal, Rock Sitar, Nepathya…). He performed at various international venues and festivals (UK, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, USA, Holland, Finland…). He is a percussions and drums instructor at the Nepal Music Center.


Our Music

Our music draws its inspiration from the three musicians’ eclectic experiences blending ethnic traditional, Nepalese classical, and various western musical influences.

Listen to our latest songs: