Gearing up for musical warfare
KATHMANDU, SEP 05 -
This summer has been a season of concerts in Kathmandu. A number of separate musical events—live gigs, competitions and celebrations of particular genres of music—have taken place in the Capital over the past couple of months, and all of them have given music lovers in the city pretty good reasons to get together and have fun.
A nation-wide band competition, All Nepal Battle of the Bands, is set to begin this October. The event, organised by Odyssey Zoroastrism, will begin in Pokhara on October 6 and end in the same city on December 31. In the meantime, the judging panel will travel across cities such as Butwal, Dharan, Damak, Narayanghat, Hetauda and Kathmandu.
The competition has been more or less grouped into three major categories on the basis of musical genres. Decisions will be made on the basis of this categorisation. The bands—which will be separated into ‘rock’, ‘punk’ or ‘metal’—will be given points for their music, their presentation as well as their appearance. While the designated four-member jury will be judging them on the basis of their clarity of sound, pitch, tone, beat, rhythm and other technical aspects, the audience will play a crucial role in deciding what band wins, as 45 percent of the scores are in their hands. This will be achieved through live and SMS votes, as well as various forms of online voting.
While the competition encourages participating from all bands, there are a certain set of rules under which they will have to perform. These mostly pertain to the kind of lyrical content the bands are allowed in their songs.
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Posted on: 2012-09-05 08:18