The first solo music album “Shadow of Dream” of rising music star from the Australian Bhutanese community Laxman Gurung aka Ekloudasi, was launched amidst a special function organised in Adelaide earlier this month.
This is the first gazal music album by Australian Bhutanese whose lyricist are all Bhutanese writers.
Similarly, in all seven songs included in the album, Gurung himself has given the melodious music.
Gurung performed two songs from his album at the launching ceremony and unveiled another
through a music video produced in Nepal, featuring Nepalese movie artists. Other Afghan,
Bhutanese and Nepalese artists also performed at the launching ceremony.
Popularity of Gurung as a singer and musician in the Bhutanese community was demonstrated by presence of community members who did not find space to sit.
Speaking at the event, chief guest and former chairperson of Bhutanese Australian Association of South Australia (BAASA), Jogen Gazmere, stressed the need for financial,
moral and all other forms of support to be given for new and rising music stars of the Bhutanese community in diaspora.
This is the second musical album from Australian Bhutanese, first being by brother duo Narad and Taken Dahal, who also hail from Adelaide.
The album is immediately available for purchase at $10 excluding shipping cost, according to singer Gurung.