Artist Profile

Folkmandu Society is a group of young & enthusiastic music lovers formed in 2018 led by Naraesh Prajapati an outstanding Nepali percussionist and madal drum specialist.

The group aims to preserve and make use of Nepali Ethnic drums through research, training, and promotion globally. 

Naresh Prajapati is Nepal’s sought-after young multi-percussionist and a specialist in Madal Tarang. Naresh studied traditional Nepalese percussion instruments under maestros Nuchhe Bhadur Dangol and Rabin Lal Shrestha and specialized in percussion instruments madal, tabla, dholak, shimmy, and khi.

With two master’s degrees in FineArts and culture from Tribhuvan University, Naresh has traveled internationally performing at various prestigious venues and festivals around the world.
He has also recorded with some top musicians in the business in CDs /albums such as Nareshaniharris with Harris from Greece. Nepal By Vairabi band Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Live! in Nepal by Jayshree Music society.

After being in the music industry of Nepal for more than 15 years Naresh has contributed immensely to preserving the Nepali traditional drums in our modern culture and society.  

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