For Nepalis in Australia, some things instantly connect them with their homeland – be it in the form of momo:s on a rainy day, or plugging in their headphones to a classical Nepali song as we take the train home after a tiring day of work. These moments take us back to a specific time and place – for example, the popular track of 1974 AD might take you back to your rooftop in Nepal – “the good old times of learning how to play the guitar along with some friends”.
Keeping in mind the same connection, My Nepal TV (MNTV) Australia, a popular Diaspora news and entertainment organisation has decided to host its first season of Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame will be directed by Jeewan Rashaili, a prominent media production personality in Melbourne, and is an attempt to promote emerging talents of artists of Nepali origin in Australia. MNTV Australia will collaborate with the artists to record, produce, and publish a cover song of the artist’s choice.
“Nepalis have a deep connection with music, and also have extraordinary talent”, Mr. Rashaili said while speaking to Nepalese Voice. “Through Hall of Fame we are looking to provide media exposure and a platform to those artists with musical aspirations”, he added with a smile.
Hall of Fame aims to be a recurring series, and in its first edition will feature three artists of Nepali origin in Melbourne along with their cover videos. However, it has larger future plans. According to Mr. Rashaili, the second series will cover a larger scope of artists, and a wider geographical reach within Australia.
The first season of Hall of Fame is being supported by Ultimate Institute of Australia.
MNTV Australia will be releasing the names of the chosen artists soon. Entire production costs of the song and the video will be undertaken by MNTV Australia, and the artists will only have to worry about delivering his/her performance of a lifetime.
The first season is expected to be made live from July, 2020 onward.