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The Valley of Light Project

by Various Artists

Musicians from Nepal and India contributed their music to The Valley of Light Project Album. All the tracks relate to the Nepal earthquake of 2015. All sales from the album will be channeled into the renovation of a Music school in Kathmandu.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Valley of Light
The Valley of Light Supergroup
6:44 $2.99
2. One Love Nepal
Diggy Dang & General Zooz
3:37 $2.99
3. Ode to Occurrence (Aftershock)
Kanta Dab Dab Band
6:13 $2.99
4. Why Kathmandu Is so Far Away
Ranzen Jha
4:48 $2.99
5. Don't Break
Abhishek S. Mishra
3:54 $2.99
6. Vedana Earthquake
Shyam Nepali
5:01 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'The Valley of Light' Project started as a genuine collaboration between many well known, award winning singers and musicians from Nepal and around the globe, with music students from Nepal and KM Music Conservatory of A.R.Rahman in Chennai-India.
The inner flame that resides in each of us is what connects us all. All individual flames unite as One Universal Flame of Love and Compassion...

After the International success of 'The Valley of Light' Project that was released on International Peace Day 21/8/2018, we are now releasing an album that includes the original song 'The Valley of Light' as well as five new ones relating to the Nepal earthquake of 2015. The album draws upon an inspiring circle of artists who have experienced the earthquake first-hand and shows that it is possible to connect on a high level during challenging times by touching the heart of each other through the magnificent wings of inspiration and creation.

All the tracks on the album have been donated by the musicians and all funds received by the sales of the album will be entirely applied to the renovation of the Musica Music Institute music school in Kathmandu. Students from the school perform in the chorus of the title track.
The Musica Music Institute is partially supported by the Playing for Change Foundation, which will be in charge of the renovation.


Few words on each track in the album:

Track 1: "The Valley of Light" by Supergroup.
A genuine collaboration between many well known, awarded singers and musicians from Nepal and around the globe, with music students from Nepal and KM Music Conservatory of A.R.Rahman in Chennai-India. The inner flame resides in the heart of each individual, that is why we are all interconnected. All individual flames unite as One Universal Flame of Love and Compassion...
Article about the project here: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/the-true-story-behind-the-valley-of-light-music-project-via-himalayas/


Track 2: "One Love Nepal" by Diggy Dang and General Zooz.
A month after disaster struck the landlocked Himalayan nation in April 2015, the Reggae Rajahs – India’s first reggae Soundsystem – have come out with a single in support of the people of Nepal. One Love Nepal further reinforces the Rajahs commitment towards their art and the global community - staying true to the ethos imbibed in Reggae culture.


Track 3: "Ode to Occurrence (Aftershock)" by Kanta Dab Dab Band.
KANTA dAb dAb band named this composition: 'Ode to Occurrence (Aftershock)' as a homage to all the lives that were lost and our thank you to Mother Earth for keeping people alive.
"We had only finished composing half of the song when we experienced the earthquake. For the next 6 months, all us in the band were busy doing social works. When we came back 6 months later to finish the composition, the second part was very different from what we had planned. We were in a totally different state of mind due to the earthquake so the song took a different shape. We decided to keep it as it came."


Track 4: "Why Kathmandu Is so Far Away" by Ranzen Jha.
The musician & DJ Ranzen Jha, is the Music producer of 'The Valley of Light' title track.
We decided to give Ranzen his own individual space in this album for his own creation.
This is the only track on the album that is not directly related to the earthquake but is a love story that he composed in 2018. A woman from the high terrains sings about meeting a man from Kathmandu in her regular summer journey in this riveting ballad about love and longing from the deep interior of the Himalayas.


Track 5: "Don't Break" by Abhishek S. Mishra.
Abhishek S. Mishra wrote 'Don't Break' in June 2015, a few months after the earthquake.
"It is a song that is a hymn to the human spirit. How we are fragile and at the same time hold immeasurable strength within. The 2015 earthquake shaped what I felt and brought forth a lot of what was penned for this song. Sorrow is not permanent, but your spirit is." quoted Abhishek.


Track 6: "Vedana Earthquake" by Shyam Nepali
Shyam Nepali is a master of Nepalese Sarangi and the father figure of so many Sarangi players from Nepal.
Shyam wrote the composition in the USA, far away from his home and family during the earthquake. He also organized more than 30 concerts in aid to Nepal.
"I composed and recorded this composition around July 15, 2015. This melody is in honour of all the souls who passed due to the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. May this melody let them live in our memory and give us healing for all."

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