The August session of Paleti began with Singer Meena Niraula singing songs of writers Bairagi Kaila and Manjul.
After the song, composer Aavaas said, “the current generation Meena singing songs from writers of our earlier generation symbolizes the link Paleti has been building between generations of musicians.” The duo then went on to perform two songs from Mahakabi Laxmi Prasad Devkota.
Recalling the earlier Paleti session, Aavaas shared, “During that Paleti I was under pressure to compose several songs and these two were composed within the same week.” He further recalled, “I remember Devkota’s son Padam Devkota and Kamal Mani Dixit had shared valuable memories of the late poet. Now that our beloved ‘Dadajee’ Kamal Mani is not with us, I remember him for the love, encouragement and blessings he bestowed on Paleti.”
Later, Aavaas provided a peek into his latest creation. Aavaas’s new project with Singer Meena Niraula and Benuka Rai has produced several Nepali nursery and numeric rhymes.
A package for children songs have also been produced and are likely to be released soon. “I have done my job and handed it over to Publication nepa-laya. They are working on a multi-media package including audio-visual and publications,” revealed Aavaas.
The show ended with a children song,
Dugura Dugur Kuhira Dugur Dugur
Dugur Dugur Ye Kuhira Tero Gharma Chor Pasyo
Mathi Aakas Khulla Cha
Ta Kina Aja Bhui Basyo
Both the singers were accompanied by Suraj Pradhan on Guitars, Dinesh Regmi on keyboard, Buddha Lama on flutes, Sundar Maharjan on percussion and Sandesh Maharjan on Tabala.