BAMA holds second convention; new board nominated

Newly elected board of directors. Photo courtesy/BAMA.

The second convention of Bhutanese American Music Association (BAMA) held in Akron, Ohio on June 12 has nominated new nine-member board of directors as follows.

President- Khem Rizal
Vice President- Arjun Rasaily
Secretary: Bishnu Ramdam
Asst. Secretary: Sourav Timsina
Treasure: Sujita Gurung
Asst. Treasurer: Charan Bajagai
Program Directors: Kamal Rai/Manoj Dhakal
Outreach Coordinator- R.B Khadka

During the convention, the afternoon session was dedicated with live music in support for Kiran Gajmer, who has made his place in the “live Round” in The Voice of Nepal.

Bhutanese singers-Manju lama, Tika Lamichhane, Arjun Rasaily, Prabin Diyali, Ramesh Kadel, Pranim Rai, Hari Poudyel, Shanti Kafley and guest singer Prem Angdembay performed their song of choice and Musicians-Bishnu Ramdam, Ganesh Gajmer, Hari Gajmer, Ram Biswa, Tek Dudraj, Rajesh Gurung, Joshan Ramdam, Dan Ghataney, Hem Tamang and Prayash Rasaily played well to accompany the songs.

Besides songs, program also featured dance by Sunshine Taekwondo and poetry recital by R.B Khadka. A moment of silence was observed in remembrance of late Rajman Magar. Young talent in music Mr. Naren Gajmer and Mr. Joshan Ramdam were also appreciated in the program.

The event was not open to the public due to pandemic and only Bhutanese artists and invited guests were present.

“BAMA extends sincere thanks to all Bhutanese artist, great musician, singers, supporters and all invited guests for their invaluable contribution in making the event a grand success,” reads a press statement.