Saturday, April 4, 2015

Udaan, Shweta Punjali’s debut music album launched

Kathmandu, 4 April 2015 – Shweta Punjali, an independent singer released her debut album Udaan at a programme at the Theatre Village in the capital today. The six songs that make up this heart touching and hypnotic album have been written by master songwriter Durga Lal Shrestha, and composed by Nhyoo Bajracharya, a name that needs no introduction. 

“Udaan is my dream, my passion and my hardwork of more than a year taking flight,” said Shweta. “This project started as a journey of self reflection, and along the way rekindled a dream that I have carried with me for more than seven years.” She added, referring to her participation in the musical reality shows Nepali Tara 2, and Bagina.

Shweta has dedicated the album to her parents-in-law Rekha and Ajay Mishra, crediting them for their support and inspiration.

At the launch ceremony attended by more than one hundred personalities from the Nepali music scene, close family and friends, and representatives of the media fraternity, album composer Nhyoo Bajracharya noted with excitement, “The first time I heard Shweta’s voice, I knew that she had great potential. So, we made this album capitalizing on this very potential. I am very pleased with the hard work she has put in this album and hope that the people who hear it like it very much.”

The album includes the following songs: Achammai Lagyo Malai; Kasto Bhet; Aaja Malai; Bato Herirahechu; Haraunchu Ma; and Sanghuro Bho Bato Mero. Of these, a music video of the song Kasto Bhet ,directed by Bhusan Dahal, was also released at the occasion.

In addition to having the songs on Compact Discs, the album will be available on the Apple iTunes Store in about a month.

“I may not have a large fan following, but I know for a fact that people around the world have been waiting for this day, and making the songs available on iTunes will enable my creation to resonate around the globe.” Remarked Shweta on why she adopted this approach, adding “Please visit my website and Facebook page for exciting offers and chances to win free download coupons!” |

ABOUT SHWETA PUNJALI: Shweta has had a very long association with music and the music scene in Nepal. She was a successful contestant in the popular music reality competition Nepali Tara 2 and on the television show Bagina. She has also taken part in a number of musical programmes and performed at concerts at various locations in Nepal. Hailing from Arghakhanchi, Shweta was born in Palpa and grew up in Pokhara and Bhairahawa before moving to Kathmandu for her masters at the Kathmandu University School of Management where she met her future husband, Vibhu. They married in 2008. The couple moved to Bangkok, Thailand, in 2012 when Vibhu was offered a position with the United Nations. They have one son, Vivaan Ajay.

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