If you are interested to participate in any of the following workshops, please contact Nilisha Tuladhar (9849157374, firstname.lastname@example.org)
SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
20 – 23 MARCH 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | DAGU BAHA
Slam Poetry workshop facilitates on spoken word poetry writing in Nepal Bhasa. As a part of the community music festival, Echoes in the Valley will explore the mother tongue, share, learn and craft poems together. Yukta Bajracharya and Ujjwala Maharjan along with local artists will be depicting the love of our mother tongue in the words and lines expressed.
Conducted by Ujjwala Maharjan & Yukta Bajracharya, Word Warriors
21 – 22 MARCH 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | DAGU BAHA
The photography workshop highlights to uplift the passion for learning of the amature photo-enthusiastic persons in the community to capture images of their surrounding and ancient environment. Prasit Sthapit and Rajan Shrestha upskilled youths of the community to express and present the views towards community heritage and activities through the lens.
A briefing tour was held by Mr. Alok Siddhi Tuladhar to recognize the centuries old cultural artifacts within the Asan and Janabaha: areas. The photographs and documentation of the event will be thereafter presented as a beautiful piece of collective memoir.
Conducted by Prasiit Sthapit & Rajan Shrestha, Fuzz Factory Production with support from Nepal Picture Library
MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
25 MARCH 2017 | 11 AM – 1 PM | TACHHEN BAHA
The major goal of the sessions in Echoes in the Valley is to provide and build foundations on the concept of rhythm, music structuring through body movements and also to share the joy from making music together in groups. The focus is to promote education through methods of music.
Conducted by Kushal Karki, Laya’le Shikchya
PUJA JWALA: – JAJANKA/ETAA/TORMA MAKING WORKSHOP
25 MARCH 2017 | 3 PM – 4 PM | DAGU BAHA
Tormas are traditional food offerings usually made from chaapa that are offered to the Buddhas and other Gods in various ritual practices and prayers such as empowerments, retreats and chanted prayers. Taaniga-baniga are made from rice flour. These can range from very simple to artistically beautiful.
Jajanka is made of three rounds of a white cotton thread forming a circle of about three centimeters in diameter and tied with a small piece of red cloth so that it has no ends. It is offered to the God as a garland. It may vary in size. It symbolizes the integration of the beginning with the end. It is for the creation, continuation and fullness of life.
Etaa are hand made cotton wicks turned two and a half rounds around the finger to make thin braids. The wick draws in the oil and feeds it to the flame. Eeta is offered to God representing the illumination of wisdom and belief. Offering etaa also creates harmony, and generates merit while promoting success, prosperity, longevity, and world peace.
Conducted by Purna Hira Tuladhar