Bringing beautifully melodic and emotional instrumental interplay, candid voices, and an alluring mélange of folk rhythms, NAMLO unfurls nuances of the musical multitude of ethnic Nepal. Their songs delve into Himalayan landscapes and villagers’ folklore from across the region.
Namlo is a unique collaboration of international musicians, headed by Ganga Thapa whose mission it is to make Nepali music accessible in today's Europe. The band takes indigenous folk traditions and melds them with global influences from West Africa to South America. The word “Namlo’’ means the strap used together with a “Doko” basket to transport goods. The weaving of the basket symbolises the cultural bonding and support of the Nepali community worldwide.
They have performed in many prestigious events including at the Southbank Centre, the Liberty Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park, as part of the London Jazz Festival at Albany Theatre, the Green Note, Greenwich Dockland Festival, Alchemy Festival, Himalayan Festival, Union Chapel, Richmix and more. They gave a stunning performance here at Sands back in December 2015, and we are delighted to have them back again. Read the review of that evening on the Rhythm Passport website: http://bit.ly/1U72PKp
Watch this stunning video: http://bit.ly/1P0ceE1
The venue is a deliciously sumptuous sofa-filled home-crafted cinema like none other, housed in a beautiful building oozing the history both of the neighbourhood and of costume creation. Even the loos are like none other in London!! Uniquely again, a ticket entitles you to free tea/coffee. Stronger stuff is available at the riverside Mayflower Pub, only a few cobble stones away. Sands Films is an inspiringly intimate place to hear fabulous music.