Veteran singer Subba performs in Charlotte

Veteran singer Pratap Subba, who was here in Charlotte Sunday, joined various Bhutanese, Nepalese and Indian artists, and presented some of his legendary songs in a musical event organized by Who Cares International.

During the event, the first Bhutanese singer performed at least three songs including ‘Jasari Fulchha Sunakhari’ which according to Subba was first recorded in early 1980s in Kathmandu-based Radio Nepal studio.

Karma Sherpa, a Nepali-speaking singer from Darjeeling also entertained audience with popular items like ‘Birtako Chino’ and ‘Mann ta mere Nepali ho’ among others.

Audience during the musical event
Audience during the musical event

Artist Sherpa became top fourteen contestant of ‘Zee TV Saregamapa Singing Superstar 2010’ and was also a winner of Swar Sri 2006.

The event, which was chaired by Nepalese journalist Gopal Gadtaula, also saw local Bhutanese singers, dancers and Nepali artist Arjun Sapkota, according to Manoj Rai of the Who Cares International.

Meanwhile, a new music album titled Saaraa Jivan by Ken Mainali, an emerging singer from Charlotte was also jointly released by various artists, guests and his family members. The album priced at US $10 contains six modern songs.

Saaraa Jivan by Ken Mainali being released
Saaraa Jivan by Ken Mainali being released

According to the organizer, the musical event was mainly focussed on raising awareness on mushrooming cases self-killing in the Bhutanese community.

“The program was also organized with a theme — show respects to seniors and parents,” Rai informed BNS.

Each person was ticked $15, and around 100 Bhutanese and Nepali attended the event sponsored by local grocery stores, community real estate brokers and a restaurant.