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KANTA dAb dAb

Nepal

KANTA dAb dAb is a sitar, bass and percussions trio from Nepal.

KANTA dAb dAb music draws its inspiration from the three musicians’ eclectic experiences blending ethnic, traditional, Nepalese classical and various western musical influences.

Sunit Kansakar has been a Guitar and a Sitar player for the past 20 years. Sunit is also a sound engineer and an instructor atthe Nepal Music Center. Sunit performed in many concerts and at several international festivals (India, Australia, Hong Kong, UK).

Riju Tuladhar has been a professional bass player for two decades. Head of the western band ensemble department at the Nepal Music Center, he is also teaching

band ensemble at the Ethnomusicology Department of Kathmandu University. Nikhil Tuladhar has been a professional drummer and a music instructor since 1996. His live performances include several international festivals (UK, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, USA,

Holland, Finland).

The band performed in the various festivals and concerts such as: The Valley Music Festival, RS MOTO, Nepal Tattoo Convention 2016 and 2017 in Nepal; Kaustinen Festival,

World Village Festival, Jyvaskyla Summers in Finland; BRN Festival, Elbhangfest  in Germany; Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Denmark; different concerts in Poznan and Torun in Poland; Kathmandu International Mountain Festival, Godavari International Running Festival, Kathmandu Art Market, The Yellow House, Mandala Street Festival,