16 MARCH | KATHMANDU, NEPAL
ALPINE DWELLER (AUSTRIA) FEAT. KANTA DAB DAB
FOSSICK PROJECT (ITALY)
KAMALACHI NAYA KHIN BAJA KHALA
KATHMANDU NAYAKHI BAJA PUCHA
KJC FOLK CHOIR (SPAIN/NEPAL)
KUTUMBA FEAT. ANUP KHADGI
NIGHT FEAT. KARNA RAJ GIRI
RABIN LAL SHRESTHA WITH MOHAN SUNDAR SHRESTHA
TRUCĀTMA COLLECTIVE (SPAIN/NEPAL)
EITV 2019 MUSIC CONFERENCE
15 MARCH 2019 | NEPAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HALL, KANTIPATH, KATHMANDU
Echoes in the Valley music festival is committed in creating a platform for the exchange of practices, experiences, research and philosophies on music education in Nepal.
This year’s conference will address various interfaces and interactions between stakeholders in the Kathmandu music education field. They provide their insights of the current situation with a special focus in the curriculum work that has taken place inside the institutions. The conference will explore the theoretical and practical implications of curriculum work through paying special attention to social awareness and social activism in diverse settings of music education.
Through discussions on values, ethics as well as educational aims in music, this conference aims to bring together various stakeholders who are contributing to music education in Nepal through various educational efforts. The conference ends in a panel discussion of future vision for Nepali musicians both locally and globally.
This conference is being supported by British Council Nepal, Goethe-Zentrum Kathmandu and The Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki in partnership with Kathmandu University Department Of music, NEPAL MUSIC CENTER, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Srijanalaya and Nepal Chamber of Commerce - NCC, Chamber Bhawan, Kantipath.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - 15 MARCH 2019
10:30 AM – 11 AM – Registration and tea/coffee
11 AM – 11:15 AM – Opening remark by Vilma Timonen, The Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
PANEL 1 : MUSIC EDUCATION – PEDAGOGY AND CURRICULUM
Chair: Kushal Karki
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM – Representative from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal, Curriculum Development Center
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM – ‘Curriculum at Nepal Music Center’ by Iman Shah, NEPAL MUSIC CENTER
11:45 AM – 12 PM – British Council Nepal World Voice Project by Pradeep Bomjan
12 PM – 12:15 PM – ‘Curriculum at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory’ by Abhisek Bhadra, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM – Keynote ‘What does a curriculum tell about our values and visions?’ by Prof. Heidi Partti, The Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM – Q&A session with all the presenters
1:15 PM – 2 PM – Lunch with music
ROUND TABLE – MUSIC EDUCATION AND ISSUES ON ACCESSIBILITY
Chair: Sharareh Bajracharya, Srijanalaya
2 PM – 3 PM – Panelists: Sugam Deshar, Prem Gurung, Kushal Karki, Robin Dangol, Abhaya Shrestha, Shreeti Pradhan and Pushpa Palanchoke
3 PM – 3:20 PM – Hi-Tea with music
PANEL 3 : FUTURE VISION
Chair: Vilma Timonen
3:20 PM – 3:35 PM – ‘Future vision for music education in Nepal‘ by Lochan Rijal, Kathmandu University Department Of music
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM – ‘Future vision for music education in Nepal‘ by Lochan Rijal, Kathmandu University Department Of music
3:50 PM – 4:20 PM – ‘Access and visibility of Nepali musicians on the world music scene’ by Simon Broughton, Songlines
4:20 PM – 4:55 PM – Panel discussion ‘Future vision for Nepali Music and Music Education’ including all the presenters.
4:55 PM – 5 PM – Closing remark by Rizu Tuladhar, festival co-founder, Echoes in the Valley
9 AM & 10:30 AM | KAMALACHI
Experience old Kathmandu through oral stories of heritage and spaces that have changed over time and especially after the 2015 earthquake. Organized by Impact Productions.
BAJĀN STALL (18+ only)
10 AM - 6 PM | KAMALACHI
Take a puff from the traditional bajān, Newari style hookah. Annapurna Club (RCT) sure has swag!
10 AM - 12 PM / 2 PM - 5 PM | NASA BHAJAN SATAH
Every wondered what your name looks like in Ranjana lipi? Try it out.
10 AM - 6 PM | PALTAN CHHEN
Journey with FUZZCAPE to Bhojpur, Janakpur and Manang where they create original songs with local musicians using traditional, modern and found sounds.
10 AM - 5 PM | BHYACHA DYA CHOWK
Get your hands dirty! Learn how to mould clay from potters who've been doing this for generations.
RANJANA LIPI WORKSHOP
12 PM | DAGU BAHA
Teach yourself the art of calligraphy, learn a new skill. Made possible by
Nepal Lipi Guthi.
10 AM ONWARD
Visit this cosy museum to immerse yourself in the histories, costumes and lifestyles of the Udaayas (Tuladhar, Kansakar, Sikhakar, Baniya, Sindurakar, Silakar and Selalik).
10 AM ONWARD | BHOTAHITI
Although it’s spring time, it’s never too early to knit yourself something warm for next winter. Ask Saru 9860075448
KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES
SAFU BWONE WA! (COME READ BOOKS)
10 AM - 5 PM | PILATUN CHOWK, KAMALACHI
From ants to lightning bugs to monkeys and monsters! Come get lost in the world that Durga Lal Shrestha creates. Readings, games, activities for kids and families organized by SAFU/Quixote’s Cove: the bookshop.
10 AM - 1 PM/3 PM - 5 PM | PALTAN CHHEN COURTYARD 2
How do you make a painting using thread, marbles and balloons? Come make abstract art.
MAGIC SHOW: CAN WE CHANGE?
11 AM | DAGU BAHA
Don’t miss Swiss magician, Meddeb Hichem’s magic show with music! Find out what kinds of tricks he has
up his sleeves.
1 PM | PALTAN CHHEN COURTYARD 2
Who needs wings that you can join Circus Kathmandu for a host of acrobatic performances?
2 PM | DAGU BAHA
Join artist duo from Italy to make music and analog animation. Kids will learn about endangered animals and play with images and sound.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC WORKSHOP
3:30 PM | PALTAN CHHEN COURTYARD 1
Did you know that our bodies are readymade musical instruments? Join Laya’le Shikchya to learn how to create musical beats by using various body parts.
10:15 AM | KAMALACHI/BHOTAHITI/INDRA CHOWK – Procession by musicians from Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur
10:30 AM | ASON – Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM | JANA BAHA DABU – Kutumba feat. Anup Khadgi
11:30 AM | BALKUMARI SATAH – Chyabrung ensemble
JANA BAHA – Bhajan (Devotional songs)
11:45 PM | ASON – Word Warriors followed by Kauda performers
12:15 PM | BHOTAHITI – KU ensemble
12:45 PM | KAMALACHI – Jhakri
1:15 PM | BALKUMARI SATAH – Kamalachi Naya Khin Baja: Khala
1:30 PM | JANA BAHA DABU – Jhuma Limbu
2 PM | ASON – Mazzika (Egypt/Nepal)
2:30 PM | BHOTAHITI – Trucātma collective (Spain/Nepal)
3 PM | KAMALACHI – Panchamrit
3:30 PM | ASON – KJC folk choir (Spain/Nepal)
4 PM | BALKUMARI SATAH – Kathmandu Naykhin Baja Pucha
4 PM | BHOTAHITI – Sitar Boy
4 PM | PILATUN DAPHA SATAH – Dapha (Devotional music)
4:15 PM | JANA BAHA DABU – Uḍumbara
4:30 PM | KAMALACHI – Project Sarangi
4:45 PM | ASON – Hyolmo ensemble
5 PM | NASA BHAJAN SATAH – Bhajan (Devotional songs)
5:15 PM | BHOTAHITI – Phatcowlee
5:45 PM | JANA BAHA – Alpine Dweller (Austria) / KDD
6:30 PM | ASON – Night feat. Karna Raj Giri
7 PM | DAGU BAHA – Rabin Lal Shrestha & Mohan Sundar Shrestha