On Saturday night we went to a concert at a local black box theater. The group was called Kutumba (kutumba.com.np) and they play traditional Nepali instruments.
As it says on their website, “the word ‘Kutumba’ holds a special meaning in the Nepali language. It stands for a unique bond amongst community members. As their name, Kutumba is all about bringing together traditional folk tunes and instruments with new and improvised sounds and ideas.” At this particular concert they collaborated with electric guitarists, a sitarist, singers, poets/rappers. It was pretty awesome.
I made my first purchase and it’s totally related to my research too! Here is a photo of my new fabulous felted purse. I’d say this is an example of taking the felting technique and making it something that’s fashionable (in a kind of kitschy way, but I could imagine people carrying these in any major city).
And….a monkey in a billboard!