Nepal Music Centre and music education

Origin: Brisbane, Australia

Author: Huib Schippers

Nepal Music Centre and music education



I had the pleasure of being invited to work twice on a NORAD sponsored project led by Dr Einar Solbu to support folk music and music education in Nepal. Over the past eight years, we have seen the birth of a Nepal Music Centre in Kathmandu and the inclusion of music as an elective in the curriculum of all primary schools in the country, driven by Santosh Sharma and Imam Shah, and affecting some five million children. Great contribution to the sustainability of folk music in Nepal. Do check them out at

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