The Himalayan Music Academy sponsored a cultural event to promote and preserve Nepali traditional music, dance, and art. It was also an effort to expose the hidden talents and skills of the Nepali community's people so that they are encouraged and motivated to preserve Nepali culture. As are all events, this was also an opportunity to strengthen the relationship with local people, Nepali and non-Nepali alike.
The program was conducted in the Auditorium of North High School located at 985 Gorge Boulevard in Akron, Ohio.
During the two decades of life in reguee camps, p;rospective musians did not have opportunities to cultivate or to expose their hidden talents. This event showcased these talents through performances of voice, guitar, piano, bamboo flute, harmonium, and dance.
Don Walters, Mayor of Cuyahoga Falls, welcomed both the attendees and the Nepali musicians, expressing his appreciation for their talents and the opportunities that open for the newly settled immigrants. He noted that many have obtained citizenship after waiting for the probationary time period and passing the U. S. Citizenship Test. After speaking, his took his place in the audience and enjoyed watching the talented performers.
During the program, a new solo album by Puspa Gajmer was released. It is called "AAWAZ" meaning voice. The album includes 6 songs, all composed and sung by Mr. Gajmer.
Selected BCAA activities are chronicled in this blog.