MNTV Hall of Fame, a unique program to promote Nepali talents in Australia has released its first cover song – Udayo Hawa Le.
Udayo Hawa Le is a popular Nepali song, and the new cover has added a wonderful twist to the new song – it features Nepali lyrics, Nepali artists, and an Australian backdrop – making it a wonderful composition.
The cover video has been conceptualised, shot, and directed by Jeewan Rashaili, a prominent filmmaker/videographer within Melbourne’s South Asian community.
The song, originally sung by Hercules Basnet and Nikita Thapa, has been covered by Sujan Gurung and Jyoti Tiwari. Their melodious voices add a refreshing touch to a popular song in Nepal. Models Rahul Gajmer and Swostika Lamicchane are seen modeling for the song within various scenic locations of Melbourne – making it perfectly relatable for the Nepali Diaspora in Australia.
Watch the beautiful video here:
Uploaded on 3rd July, 2020, the video, as of Sunday, 5th July had amassed 29,000 views and has been met positively by viewers.
About MNTV Hall of Fame:
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.
Mr. Rashaili has said MNTV Hall of Fame’s second season will feature six artists, and has encouraged other artists to reach out to MNTV Australia for the opportunity.
“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.
The first season of Hall of Fame is being supported by Ultimate Institute of Australia.