Exiled Bhutanese artists have rocked Pennsylvania in the United States of America with a historical musical night at the William Pitt Union Hall here in University of Pittsburgh yesterday.
According to the organizer of the program, resettled Bhutanese along with folks from Nepali communities in Pennsylvania joined the Mega event, which is also reported to be organized to mark Dasain festival.
Artists who came all the way from South Dakota in the West, Georgia Atlanta in the South and Ohio in the Middle East of America, among others from different States and cities of Pennsylvania attended the program.
Around 27 members of the Bhutanese Artists of Georgia (BAG), who reached the musical hall after long drive, performed live show in coordination with the Pittsburgh local artists and artists from other states of the country. The program hosted over 600 Nepali, Bhutanese, Indian, Burmese, Vietnamese and American audiences.
It is reported that the local artists from Bhutanese community and Nepalese community rocked the floor with various dances and songs. Bhutanese artists Kishor Siwakoti, Hira Rasaily, Sudesh Thulung, Mahendra Dahal, Shiva Mapchan and Pratap Magar thrilled the audiences with their melodious voice.
Meanwhile, musician Bikash Thulung, Birkha Guragai, Ratna Gurung, Bhim Magar and Ram Gurung were other attraction of the program.
“We are very fortunate to have come to Pittsburgh for the program. It was wonderfully organized and we would love to come here again. Audiences were really encouraging and I am thankful l to all the organizers. Local performances were excellent,” Ratna Gurung, President of BAG, told before leaving Georgia.
On the occasion, Bhutanese artists also officially launched an online portal www.bhutaneseartists.com, which is said to be a common online platform that portrays and document the arts of Bhutanese artists. Dr. James Joshi, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh launched the website.
Kishor Siwakoti and Balaram Gurung contributed this news from Pennsylvania.