Nepal Madal and Bansuri

The madal barrel drum and bansuri flute are traditional music instruments from Nepal. Uttam and Pradeep will play spellbinding and enthralling traditional folk songs from Nepal. Since time ancient times, these instruments have been used by shepherds in the villages and hills of Nepal.

The madal is a popular traditional folk musical instrument which originated in Nepal and is the most popular and widely used hand drum in the country. In most Nepali folk songs, including “Dohari” (Nepalese Qawwali), madal beats are a must. In madal there are two sides of the drum which are big and small. The drum has a cylindrical in shape with a slight bulge in the middle; its main frame is made of wood and goat skin. Both heads are played with hands, holding it horizontally. This typical Nepalese percussion instrument is the base instrument of most of Nepali folk music and is played for different occasions. It is very popular among young generation because of easiness in playing, carrying and producing melodious sound.

The bansuri is a traverse flute made from single hollow shaft of bamboo with six to seven finger holes. It is among the most ancient musical instruments in Nepal and is typically used in folk songs. Since time ancient times, this instrument has been using by shepherds in the villages and hills of Nepal. Having a spellbinding and enthralling effect on listeners, and also being pretty easy to transport every where, it has been widely used in Nepal.

Everyone: FREE
Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:00PM – 9:15PM
North Orchard
235 Queens Quay West