September 15, 2010

I is for Instruments

A mere five kilometers south-west of Kathmandu, on top of a hill, is the small ancient town of Kirtipur, a center of Newari culture. The Newa people are the indigenous people of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. 

I had the good fortune earlier this year to visit the town during its Newa Culture Food Festival. The festival included beautiful music played on a range of instruments.

Nepal, 2010

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21 comments:

Jingle said...

awesome instruments.
enjoyable i post.

Sylvia K said...

Always enjoy your wonderful posts from around the world! Love learning about the different cultures through your photos! Marvelous one today for the I Day! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week, Francisca!

Sylvia

Gringo said...

Great to discover your blog Francisca! Look forward to travelling the world with your pics!

gospelwriter said...

awesome images! I love music of cultures other than my own, including instruments that are new to me. Nice I.

Kay L. Davies said...

Kathmandu!! Oh, Francisca, how wonderful. I love the pictures of the instruments.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

EG Wow said...

I wish I could hear these instruments! Well, at least I can see them!

Julie said...

Aren't hands the most beautiful and expressive representation of human endeavour? They are for me. This is a wonderful photographic essay. So vibrant. I love the palette you use.

I is for instruments.

photowannabe said...

Very expressive photos of the instruments. Each tells its own story.

Cheryl said...

These images are gorgeous. Nice I post.

Gramma Ann said...

How interesting, now if I could just hear the music coming from the Instruments. Great post for I day.

Roger Owen Green said...

love these instruments,
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hilda said...

This is something that I would have thoroughly enjoyed. I love ethnic music of all kinds, which also translates to liking neo-ethnic music, as you may have noticed with my Pinikpikan/Kalayo post. :)

I really have to thank you for doing this blog, Francisca. I enjoy traveling with you — everything is so interesting!

T. Becque said...

How fantastic this would be to enjoy in person! These photos are wonderful to look at, what great culture you got to witness.

By the way, thank you for your sweet compliment :)

VP said...

I really like when you show us a faraway corner of the world in this elegant and interesting way. Great images for an exotic, but not so much, story!

Kero said...

exotic instruments! thank you for taking us to the lovely Nepal...

my entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/2010/09/interior-of-vatican-museum.html

Vernz said...

It's always nice to know other culture... this makes us more tolerant and fosters understanding .. lovely people..

JM said...

I haven't been in this town, but I was lucky to witness another festival, a kind of a parade from the center of Kathmandu to the top of the Swayambhunath temple. Great post, Francisca!

jabblog said...

This is another very interesting and informative post. (Sorry, that sounds as though I'm writing a report:-})
Wonderful photos - I'd love to try playing those instruments.

tapirgal said...

You have another VERY interesting post with exotic and beautiful photos. I like the layout. Was it hard to do? For various reasons, I've stayed with the old blog editor, which doesn't allow this kind of formatting. I think it has other advantages. I wonder what other people think who have used both.

VioletSky said...

You have some wonderful photos of these musicians and their instruments. I have a some Nepalese music, somewhere. I must look for it as it's been awhile!

mrsnesbitt said...

Fascinating! I enjoyed this collection!

Denise
ABC Team