Nepal’s acclaimed folk-classical group, Sukarma, has returned after a two-week long musical tour of Switzerland on Tuesday.

Sukarma had been invited by the Swiss Nepalese Association and enthralled audiences in various cities of Switzerland including Morlon, La Roche, Geneva and Zurich among others.

Besides giving their best performances, Sitarist Dr Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi also gave out interesting information about the sitar to the keen audience that comprised of many western individuals who don’t know sitar very well, states the press statement issued by Sukarma upon their return.

“There was a very hearty contact between Sukarma and the audiences that comprised of Swiss and Nepali residents and visitors. It was beautiful to see how music could bring people of different nationalities and religious backgrounds together,” reads the press statement.

Michael van Vracko, a resident from Zurich, also performed together with Sukarma with his electric guitar. Vracko played two tunes together with Sukarma, one of them titled ‘East meets West’.

“Since some of the venues were new to us, we reached out to different audiences. We’re excited by the kind of attention and affection we received this time. This is simply their love for Nepali music,” Dr Regmi is quoted as saying.

Published on 2014-08-28 01:40:42 in Republica