Sur Sudha is known as Nepal’s “Musical Ambassadors,” and is dedicated to creating music that disseminates a universal message of peace and harmony, and supports the effort to remove poverty from the face of the Earth. Their music additionally works to demonstrate how two of the world’s great religions-Hinduism and Buddhism-find perfect fusion in Nepal. Sur Sudha seek to promote these ideals through traditional Nepali instrumental music rendered with the flute, sitar and tablas; these are the most popular Nepali instruments, and are referred to as the three sons of Nepal.
Having performed for Heads of State around the World, Sur Sudha has the power to captivate and enthrall– providing listeners a sense of the enlightening power of music.
How we met:
We were first introduced to this amazing band by our guide Aura, who had met them on a previous trip to Nepal. The trio is made up of Surendra Shrestha on tablas, Prem Rana on flute, and Tara Bir Tuladhar on sitar, and while the three of them are some of the most gifted musicians we have come across in our travels, they are also some of the most humble.
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal