Lochan Rijal in Concert: Raw Sounds

Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 6:30pm

Building W20: Stratton Student Center, Lobdell
84 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Lochan Rijal, an award winning multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter from Nepal, brings काँचो आवाज (Raw Sounds), a public concert of Nepali music featuring original compositions played on traditional Nepali instruments.

Rijal presents an exquisite collection of songs that celebrate Nepali’s traditional musical heritage in a contemporary world to create a unique and rich blend of sounds. काँचो आवाजalso features Sarangi and the nearly extinct Gandharva lute arbaja that Lochan Rijal discovered during his research in Nepal.

In काँचो आवाज, Rijal experiments with new dimensions of sound while encompassing his own literary style to tell stories of everyday life in Nepal including the premiere of पागलखाना को साँचो, a song about social inclusion.

This performance is part of the 2019–20 MIT Sounding series, an annual concert series curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of CAST and professor of Music and Theater Arts, and presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and MIT Music and Theater Arts. Lochan Rijal's concert is also presented by MITeri.

Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. The venue offers ample standing room.

Lochan Rijal will also present a lecture while at MIT:

Public Lecture
September 25, 2019 / 5:00pm
MIT Building 32, room 144
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

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