Imanko Pahad, a collection of quatrains, and Yo Junima Estai Bho, an album of modern Nepali song penned by poet Devendra KC were launched amidst an event in Kathmandu on Saturday. Poet, lyricist and former Finance Minister of Nepal Mr. Shankar Prasad Koirala launched these creations at Lekhan Kunja, Kathmandu in an event chaired by Chudamani Devkota, lyricist, and Chairman of Song Writers’ Association, Nepal. The collection of quatrains, published by Chanda KC for Kandara Publication, contains 208 quatrains on various themes, while the album contains seven songs composed by renowned composer Shakti Ballabh, and sung by Ananda Karki, Swaroop Raj Acharya, Shishir Yogi, Sumit Khadka, Nabin Karki and Milan Newar.
Speaking on the occasion, critic Mahesh Paudyal lauded poet KC for his lucid and poignant romantic creations. He cited KC’s rural and musical background as major influences for his creative exuberance. Another critic Ghanendra Ojha noted KC’s capacity of spontaneous creation, laden with images from his natural and beautiful background in and around Pokhara.
Composer Shakti Ballabh underscored in Mr. KC a barometrically sensitive music feeler, who shares a singer’s awareness of notes and rhythm. Singer Anand Karki appreciated KC’s amicable and helpful personality and precise musical sensitivity.
Speaking from the chair of the Chief Guest, poet and lyricist SP Koirala lauded welcomed lyricist KC into the world of songs, appreciating his debut in the industry as a songster. He also credited composer Shakti Ballabh for inspiring many lyricists like himself and KC to enter the music industry. Chairperson Chudamani Devkota said, songs can strike the minds and psychology of the listeners much powerfully than other genres do, and so, lyricists must be extremely careful and responsible. Poet KC acknowledged his past and family environment for inspiring his musical feats, and credited composer Ballabh for identifying the lyricist inside him.
KC, who is the Managing Director of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, has two collections of poems and a collection of quatrains to his credit before this.
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