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Opening Ceremony Of School Of Languages And Cultures

Dear Nepali community members and friends of Nepal,

International Nepali Literary Society (INLS) DC Nepali Education Committee cordially invite you to the opening ceremony of School of Languages and Cultures of Nepal. His Excellency Mr. Jai Pratap Rana, Ambassador of Nepal to the U.S., will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Following the opening ceremony there will be a concert recital of Eastern Classical Music by famed Nepali tabla virtuoso Mr. Hom Nath Upadhyaya accompanied on the Sarod by Danny Birch.

Come one, Come all to this event and support the first community based Nepali language and culture school in DC.

What: School Opening Ceremony and Eastern Classical Music Concert
When: Sunday, September 15, 7:00PM
Where: Assembly Room H, Johnson Center
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Direction: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html
Admission Fee: Free (Donation for School Appreciated)
More information: info@inls.org (703) 815-1248

Featuring: Danny Birch (Sarod) and Hom Nath Upadhyaya (Tabla)
Danny will be coming from New York to join Hom Nath ji for this event.

Join us for a rare performance of eastern classical music by two masters of the art.

The sarod is a beautiful stringed instrument with a fretless neck played somewhat like a slide guitar. As Danny’s masterful playing will show, the instrument produces an extraordinary variety of tones, hues and emotions. The tabla is the classical percussion drum of North India, Nepal, and Pakistan. In the hands of a master like Pandit Upadhyaya it produces an amazing array of sounds and rhythms. When combined these two instruments and musicians have the potential to evoke some of the deepest sentiments of humanity.

Danny Birch has Master in Music from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith of Locknow, India. For many years, he performed and taught in Kathmandu, including the last 6 years teaching at the Kathmandu University, Department of Music. Recently, he returned to live in America for the first time since 1974.

Homanth Upadhyaya has been royal court musician for the kings of Nepal for many years. He has been teaching and performing tabla for over thirty years. This Fall, he is teaching classical music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. With this evening’s concert he commences his fourth tour of the United States.

We are looking forward to seeing you on coming Sunday at 7:00PM.

DC Nepali Education Committee
Dr. Anup Pahari (Chair), D.B. Tamang, Dr. Guna Raj Subedi, Kathie Stein, Prem Sangraula, Prem Thapa, Puru Subedi

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