Fusion At Its Best: Ashesh & Rohit’s Take On Mraz’s ‘Butterfly’

There is no lack of talent in Nepalese youth these days. It’s just a matter of how they utilize it and the amount of exposure they get. And two youngsters Rohit John Chhetri and Ashesh Kulung Rai are trying to do and have their best at both.

Associated with the reputed music institution Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (KJC), Chettri, 21 and Rai, 19 have been doing music for a long time and perform gigs around town frequently. Now the guys have taken their common interest to another level by coming up with a very impressive cover version of ‘Butterfly’ by Jason Mraz.

What was originally a spontaneous idea later developed into an awesome fusion. “First we played only tabla but we still wanted to make it more different. Hence, we ended up trying beat boxing as well,” cites Rai.

As for their neat music video, the duo give the credit to Roshan Lama who according to them is always striving to promote upcoming talent and his wish to do a project with them materialized in the form of the video.

When asked about their furtger plans in the music field, Chettri says, “We want to do more, we want to promote Nepali music more. Since we don’t like to categorize various types of music, we try to include all kinds of genres as well as many instruments as possible.

All the best and kudos to the boys for an incredible job!

Here’s their music video to ‘Butterfly’:

Vocal & Guitar – Rohit John Chettri

Guitar, Tabla and Beat Boxing – Ashesh Kulung Rai

Camera Crew – Roshan Lama and Bipin Ale

Editor – Roshan Lama

Recorded at – KatJazz Records (Manzil Kc and Sameer Jha)

Venue – Moksh, Jhamshikhel, Lalitpur.


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