12 years ago a group of musician interested in Nepali folk music joined forces to research, preserve and celebrate the diversity that exists in indigenous Nepali music and named it Kutumba. 6 albums and 918 concerts later, we are collecting and trying to preserve traditional Nepalese music and instruments. Nepal is a uniquely diverse country with nearly 100 ethnicities and as many languages. Each region and ethnic group has its own distinct musical tradition. A country divided by language, topography and politics, Kutumba uses the power of music to celebrate diversity and cultivate unity in the face of perpetual unrest.
In efforts to disseminate traditional music beyond Nepal’s borders, Kutumba has launched a Youtube channel dedicated to indigenous music, many of which are endangered traditions. Kutumba Archives features music and artists from across Nepal. We invite you enjoy the sounds of the Himalayans and to share this rare living history that exists within and among us.