Name: Ganga Bahadur Thapa
Date of Birth: 02/12
Place of Birth: Shayngja, Nepal
Currently: Freelance Musician
Music Portfolio: (Ganga Thapa is a popular Nepalese musician who has been based in London just over 4 years. He started playing at the age of 15 and his main instruments include classical and electric guitar, sarod and he also sings. After gaining BA degree in music from the Kathmandu University of Nepal.
To broaden his interest and experience in global world music, he moved to London and gained his second degree at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University Of London, in Ethnomusicology (Study of World music).
He will soon be recording an album of original sarod instrumentals as an acknowledgement to his renowned teacher and performer Suresh Bajaracharya.
Ganga’s academic and teaching background combined with his practical experiences places him at the forefront of the Nepalese and global community.
Ganga has performed at many prestigious events including,
Graduation ceremony, IOE, University of London
Brunei gallery, SOAS, London
Indian Classical Programmed, UCL, University of London
South Kerala Festival, South Bank, London. .
India my Love music festival, Gill Ingham, Dorset
Classical Programmed, Boleyn Cinema Hall, London
Welcome Pandit Ronu Majundar(,Flute Maestro), Passing Cloud, London
Himalayan Festival, Rich mix, London, (2009)
Beyond Border, World Music, Hootananny, London
Experience the Magic Of Nepal”, Nepali Street festival, Spitalfields Market, London
Holiday inn, kings cross, London.
Current Activities or Project:
A. Sangeet Sutra band: Sangeet Sutra is a London-based traditional instrumental ensemble band.
Sangeet sutra is all about bringing together melodies of Nepalese root music and instrument with new and unique sound.
B. Yak Attack; As Guitarist ,composer,Vox: Genre: Afro Asian Funk Music
C: CHORUS: We are a band from london who provides backup music for artists based within and outside london/the capital. Act as Guitarist, Vox
D. Sarod; North Indian Classical Music,
E: Bollywood Project: Guitarist
Interests: playing music, watching documentary,
Your Musical Influence: (Amjod ali khan, Santana, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Ali farka toure, Mali music)
The Instrument I Play: (Classical Guitar, Sarod, North Indian Vocal)
Favourite Music Composer: Frederic Chopin, Amjod ali khan, Gopal Youzon
All Time Hated Song: I love every song
If You Have Given Chance You Would Love To Perform: (Amjod Ali khan, Eric Clapton)
Your Dream Collaboration: (The Artist With Whom You Would Like To Work With In Future)
Favourite Actor/Actress: Cast Away, Kung Fu panda
Favourite Food: Any vegetarian Food
Favourite Hangout Place: Home
Favourite Time Pass: Watching Movie
Future Projects: I will be recording an album of original sarod instrumentals as an acknowledgement to his renowned teacher and performer Suresh Bajaracharya.