Title:Musical Instruments of Nepal
Author:Ram Prasad Kadel
Publisher:Nepali Folk Musical Instrument Museum
Remarks:B&W Illustrations, Tables, Index, Glossary and Map of Nepal.
Size:145 x 210 mm
Musical Instrument of Nepal, a book by Ram Prasad Kadel, has explored the surviving inborn musical instruments. He not only has explored the musical instruments but he has also illustrated 362 different folk musical instruments about how they are played. Who play it? How they are made and how they originated?
This is the English version of his previously published book 'Nepali Lok Baja' in 2005. It is an effort in contributing to the world music and help to maintain mutual relations among the music lovers. This book calls for preservation of the country's tangible musical heritage. The demise of the musical instrument will not only be a loss to Nepal but to the world music.
Book Review, Published in The Rising Nepal July 20, 2007(Daily)
By PRASUN TIMILSINA
Author has spent more than a decade in researching and preserving the musical instruments, he has also established Nepali Folk Musical Instrument Museum (NFMIM) in 1997 after starting collecting the ancient musical pieces since 1995. His research shows there are 59 different ethnic groups and more than 100 castes which have separately developed their own instruments and evolved their music styles. Till now he has collected 250 Folk instruments in NFMIM.