The festival strives to uncover, revive and make relevant Kathmandu’s intangible heritages and disappearing sounds by showcasing local music, art, and performances of everyday rituals. It transforms small neighbourhoods into grand stages for musical conversations between international and local artists.
In addition, the festival offers an array of interactive educational initiatives, creative workshops, guided neighbourhood walks, and an open museum of communal art and artifacts.
Happening in the alternate years between EITV festivals, Echoes in the Valley Resonance is an “outreach” musical event hosted in collaboration with communities from other parts of Nepal and those that rim the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. Resonance aims to preserve, promote and witness the changes in diverse traditional performing arts of collaborating communities. The first Resonance will be held on 17 March 2018 in Banepa.
The second edition of EITV is happening in March 2019 in Kathmandu. It will be organized by Kanta dAb dAb’s social initiative, Musicians for Musicians, in collaboration with Kutumba and local community organizations.