Some 76 musicians, singers and stage-performers from University of Texas at El Paso in the US, Canada, Italy, Rome and Australia are in the capital to perform Opera, a western classical music tradition on Saturday. They are in the capital rehearsing for the big day.
Shambu Rai, a renowned Nepalese singer, performed to a crowd of at least 1,500 people at the YDF hall in Thimphu, last evening. Shambu Rai, who has won many awards in the last 31 years of his career as a musician and singer, had many a fan among middle-aged Bhutanese.
The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay awarded Golden Khadhars to the winners of short films at the Beskop Tshechu, a short film festival.
It was a fun fiesta. The three-day annual sports and cultural event in Dorokha had it all- from sporting competition to singing competition. Dorokha Idol, a singing competition, was popular drawing a huge crowd, according to our reporter, Karma Wangdi.
A music club called ‘Punakha Angel’ with students from Khuruthang was formed in 2009. The man behind this club is Dr. Kim, a South Korean music teacher who has been volunteering and living in Bhutan for over 11 years now.
The King’s Cup which began on July 20 has created immense excitement in the capital. Nine football teams from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal have all played at least once in the league, now. There has been no dearth of fans at the Changlimithang stadium as well, although there have been complaints that the tickets are too expensive.
A classical Persian Sufi performance called Awakening Love and Compassion through Music was held in Thimphu, today.
The film Thank You Sir bagged 12 awards of the total 29 awards at the 12th National Film Festival. Twenty movies went to the festival this year held yesterday.
Theatre arts never gained a desired prominence in Bhutan. The little presence it had in the Bhutanese society is also waning.
Two veteran artists of the nation were awarded medals, certificate and cash prizes for their contribution to Bhutanese music.