Press Release on Musical Performance by Sur Sudha


Press Release

To mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the United States, the Embassy hosted a musical evening by Sur Sudha among the guests from various US government departments, diplomatic corps in Washington, D.C. and friends of Nepal at the Embassy today. The artists performing from the legendary Nepali classical instrumental band were: its founder and lead member Mr. Surendra Shrestha who played on Tabala, Mr. Raman Maharjan on flute, Mr. Bikas Sunar on guitar, and Ms. Saraswati Khatri on vocals.

Welcoming the guests in the musical evening, Ambassador Sridhar Khatri said, “These talented musicians have built a reputation for their innovative interpretations of traditional Nepali folk tunes into their own original music, while stretching the parameters of formal classical Nepali music. Their albums showcase the virtuosity of the individual musicians and offer listeners an opportunity to go on a musical journey of Nepal from its lowland Terai plains to the remote highlands of the mighty Himalayas. In this sense, they are one of the true musical Ambassadors of Nepal.”

The Embassy would like to extend sincere thanks to the band for their performance at the invitation of the Embassy and wishes them further successes in the days to come. The Embassy is proud to have hosted them among its distinguished guests.

Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2022