Director : PATRICK KERSALÉ | FULL HD | NEPAL | Duration : 26′ | 2011
In Nepal, Gandharba represents a social community of itinerant musicians of around 5,000 to 10,000 people. Their identity is related to their music and they define themselves as Nepalese messengers of yesteryear. However, the new economic and political situation of the country has forced them to adapt.
Kedar Gandhari, the Secretary General of the Organization for Culture and the Arts in Gandharba exposes the point of view of his association, their mythical origin, their past and current activities; he lifts the veil on their strategy of adaptation. The film also leads us to discover the inseparable companion of ancient bards, the sarangi fiddle. Another community of professional musicians, the Damai, have succeeded in changing their musical practice. Will the Gandharba, who seek to do so likewise, succeed also?
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