By Usha Wagle Gautam
Triyuga Non-Resident Nepali Youth Society recently organised a musical programme to generate funds for extending support to street, disadvantaged and orphaned children. The event was held at Regency Hall.
The musical programme entitled ‘Super Youth Musical Night’ featured Nepali Idol third runner-up Sagar Ale, dancers Sirju Bardeba, Rekha Rai, Sabita Bhusal, Alina Deuja and Emala Mithun and singers Firoj Basnet, Rit Kumar Shrestha and Dev Neupane. UNI Dance crew also performed in the programme. Over 1,000 Nepali expatriates were present to enjoy the show.
UNI Dance crew, with 13 performers, showcased the welcome dance which paved the way for formally starting the programme with Qatari and Nepali national anthems. UNI Dance crew highlighted true Nepali identity through varieties of performances. UNI Dance group also presented three remixed movie songs that were enjoyed by the audience.
Nepali Cultural Centre (NCC) artistes also performed in one motion picture soundtrack. Singer Rit Kumar Shrestha performed on two folk songs. Qatar-based folk singer Shrestha performed from his album.
Dancer Rekha Rai performed on the beats of a national song while wearing Nepal’s national dress. She put high value to her performance and said, “Instead of performing for myself; today, I performed for my country’s orphaned children.”
Another dancer Sirju Bardeba’s performance breathed nostalgia of near and dear ones, who go overseas to make a living. Performing for the first time in Qatar, Bardeba said her performance was somewhat new.
Singer Dev Neupane presented two songs. He said, “I am thrilled by the cheerful crowd every time I perform here.” Dancer and model Alina Deuja performed on the tunes of Nepali cinema songs. Performing for the first time in Qatar, Deuja was thrilled by the response of the audience.
The main attraction of the programme was Nepal Idol third runner-up Sagar Ale, who presented seven songs. When he stepped on the stage, he was cheered by the audience and supported by dancer Yasoda Basnet. He performed two folk, three modern and two pop songs. He said that even one great song could win the hearts of audience and felt his vocals suited pop music and he was happy to continue with it.
“I have performed in more than 10 countries, but Qatar is very special as I started my international career here,” Ale said.
Rita Shrestha, who came from Al Rayan to attend the programme, said she was happy to see the real idol Sagar Ale’s performance live.
Nepali community enjoys performances by their national artistes on a regular basis almost every weekend. Assorted non-resident Nepali organisations organise musical and cultural shows in Doha to provide entertainment to the community. The musical programmes also promote arts and culture of Nepal besides generating funds for social cause.
Some organisations have channelised the funds to support disadvantaged children and old age homes in rural areas of Nepal.
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