Support for our project

We are delighted to be one of the recipients of a 2021 Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities! This grant provides three years of support for our team to translate Subi Shah’s works, make audio and video recordings of the music and dances he describes, and prepare them allContinue reading “Support for our project”

Subi Shah: An Introduction

Deepak Jangam and Beni Rawal’s textbook Sangeet Surabhi introduces the luminaries of the Nepali music world. This is what they have to say about Subi Shah. Passionate practitioners have a big hand in keeping the culture and traditions of any country alive. When speaking of Nepal today, we have to mention its ancient heritage, whichContinue reading “Subi Shah: An Introduction”

Jhumari: A Song from Sorathi

We are lucky to be working with Rita Thapa Magar, a professional folk singer known for her productions of folk music and dance genres popular in the rural hills of central and western Nepal. She is from Nilkantha-2 Sankhu Sohraghar in Dhading district, close to Subi Shah’s village of Jyamrung. In this video she andContinue reading “Jhumari: A Song from Sorathi”

Subi Shah’s Audio Recordings

The playlist below contains the songs from the album Subi Shah’s Endeavors for Nepali Folk Tunes (Music Nepal, 2008), and songs collected by Subi Shah and performed by various Nepali artists for a UNESCO-sponsored project in 1997. Many of these songs appear in notated format as examples in Shah’s multiple books and articles.

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