Cross Cultural Global Musical Project by Ganga Thapa
Ganga Thapa is graduate at School of Oriental and African studies (University Of London) and well represented in the Nepalese and British community as a versatile professional musician whose principle instruments are the Sarod and Classical Guitar and as well as Singing.
His remit is to promote the fact that music and culture is not mutually exclusive and is a unifying force in bringing people together, hence his Cross Cultural Global Musical Project that aims to raise the profile of not just Nepalese music but also unite people through music and cultural awareness in global context.
He has worked many bands and musicians such as Sangeet Sutra (Traditional Nepalese Band), Yak attack (Afro Asian Funk Band) , FGV [Bollywood project], Siemy Di Trio ( Indo Fusion jazz) ,Arun Ghosh Arkrestra Makara ( a Pan – Asain Chamber Orchestra Originally Formed for the London 2012 Olympic Events).He has formed the Live Back Up Band with Nepalese musicians which already supported legendary singers Deep Shrestha and Bivek Shrestha (kandara band ) and Nabin K Bhatarai .
Ganga Has Performed at Many Prestigious Events including Himalayan Festival, Indian Classical Programmed (UCL, University of London), South Kerala Festival (South Bank London), Experience the Magic Of Nepal, Nepali Street Festival (Spitalfields Market, London), Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th Anniversary`(Winsor), Nepalese Music Festival (Woolwich), Osho Lila Festival (Dorset), The BT River Music festival With Arun Ghosh, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, represented from Nepal For Olympic and London Jazz Festival at Albany Theatre.
He is also writing and recording original material for his premier Nepalese fusion project which is a “soaking up” of the various influences of collaborations with other musicians. You can hear musical strands from Nepal, Mali, India, and South America to name a [Samples will soon be available on the Facebook site prior to official release].
Ganga’s philosophy about music is based on simple premise – that creativity in music requires discipline, attentive listening, an open unbiased approach, embracing new ideas and the ability to spiritually feel resonance in music. Persistence is the key as this eventually adds credibility to one’s musical character.