Sounds of the World #2
Live Music and Q&A
Join us for a night of live music from around the world. Experience performances from internationally acclaimed musicians and hear them speak about their musical journeys.
Hosted in partnership between Ganga Thapa and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre
Yak Bites, London’s Himalayan food collective, will be selling their tasty food at the event so don’t fill up before you get here!
Namlo is Nepalese fusion band based in London that committed to raise the profile of Nepalese music in global context.
The word,“Namlo’’, a strap used together with a “DOKO” basket for transport the goods. Its meaning is symbolic as the weaving of the basket represents the cultural bonding and support of the Nepalese community worldwide.
Namlo Band remit in this context is to bring together all his collective experiences with various world musicians to represent and make Nepalese music accessible in a contemporary way by fusing indigenous Nepalese folk with other stylistic/ethnic global influences.
We bring homeland with poetic lyrics and melodies inspired by Himalayan foothills & mountains, whilst weaving a cross-cultural musical soundscape influenced by West Africa to South America.
Yijia Tu first appeared as a semi-finalist in the popular Chinese singer-songwriter talent show “Sing My Song” at the age of 16. After graduating high school with a certificate in composition, Yijia released her debut album “17” with Sony Records. In collaboration with Chinese and international acclaimed musicians such grammy winner Luca Bignardi, Liu Huan, and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the album won “Media’s Choice Award” at the renowned 2015 CMA (Chinese Music Awards). Yijia was also nominated as “Best New Chinese Artist” at the “Chinese Media Music Awards” in the same year.
Yijia has also done several cross-over collaborations in experiment of new sales format for physical albums. The song “Eventually” or “春上村树” was chosen as the theme song for Haruki Muarkami’s Chinese releasing of the book “Men Without Women” by the Shanghai Translation Publishing House. Xiaomi’s Earphone company 1MORE also released a product named after Yijia and features her music inside a USB attached to the Swarovski elements® and iF Industrial Design award winning earphone. Yijia also performed at numerous events and festivals such as the Chongqing and Zhangbei Outdoor Music Festival, one of the largest festivals in China that features an audience up to 80,000 people.
Regardless of her previous achievements in the Chinese pop music industry, Yijia hopes to explore her interest in ethnomusicology and express her cultural identity through the fusion of traditional Eastern elements in her music. In 2016, Yijia moved to London in pursue of her education and now studies at the School of Oriental and African studies, University of London.
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