The sounds of the Himalayas
Nepali band Night will bring the sounds of the Himalayas to The Apex on Wednesday 6 April.
The ‘new school’ folk band from Katmandu dive into the rich Nepali musical culture, and breathe new life into lost and endangered traditions, using rare instruments to create a stunning new sonic landscape.
Their unique sound and original compositions are the result of extensive travels to remote parts of the country and encounters with different ethnic communities.
From place to place, they were fascinated with the people, the vibrant music culture and their timeless way of life, which inspired colourful songs revolving around the daily hardships, everyday rituals and small victories in these villages.
The title of their debut album, Ani Ukali Sangai Orali, alludes to the arduous climbing up, then descending of steep slopes, a daily
reality for most villagers in Nepal.
Night reproduce and even reinvent some of the many endangered or lost instruments of Nepal.
They say: “We aim to create new sounds, music and stories from these instruments while also attempting to rediscover a part of our musical culture”.
Weaving together stories, memories and melodies on a journey celebrating Nepali village life, Night re-energise their traditional
instruments and melodies with a decidedly contemporary flair and an excitingly unique sound.
For tickets call 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk.