“Music knows no color, no cast, no religion, no race, no boundaries - a celebration of this very thought, Shanti Utsav, took place on 28 January at the Aksheshwor Mahabihar, in Pulchowk. The festival brought together various Japanese and Nepali musicians as well as artists to spread the vibes of peace and free spirit.
The open space outside the main courtyard displayed merchandises such as T-shirts of Shanti Utsav, wheat and straw art products and candles made by Sath-Sath, an organization that assists street children and helps them to develop their skills, build confidence and use their rights.
The courtyard inside was decorated with candles by Candle JUNE, a Japanese candle maker whose candle decorations have been lighting up Shanti Utsav for the past years as well. The warmth from the candles was enhanced by the soulful music by various musicians. The musical aspect of Shanti Utsav 2011 kick started with a Gospel sung by Kengo Machine. Many such delightful songs followed with memorable music from artists including the Tengusa Trio and Bobin Bajracharya