KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Music by the Museum, a biannual music event organized by Hits FM and House of Music, presented an exciting evening with 1974 AD who welcomed back Phiroj Syangden, who left the band four years ago and is now in Nepal for a few months. The event took place at the Patan Museum on Friday.
The much loved Nepali band kick started the evening with “Chudaina” but songs like “Gurasai Phulyo” and “Yo Maan Ta Mero Nepali Ho” left the audience mesmerized and propelled them to get on their feet to dance and kill the chill. The band sang songs from their first to their latest album.
Phiroj Syangden, looked and still sang the same and his voice was definitely missed by many. “After coming here, I realized that 1974 AD is ‘the band’ together. I heard Adrian’s new solo album too and I like it but somehow, together, as a band, they are so much better and stronger, in terms of music,” shared Kishore Lama, avid follower of the band, at the event. For Shristi Khatri, the band’s music and the original line-up brought back some good old memories of her school days. “I used to listen to 1974 AD when I was in school and always wanted to see them live and I’m seeing them, together, live now,” said Khatri.
From ‘I love you Phiroz dai’ to ‘welcome back’, the enthusiastic Kathmanduites made the night fun for themselves and the music was just amazing! The crowd over flowed and the venue somehow, seemed much smaller and lacked an open space where people could shake a little. Nevertheless, everyone sang along and upon heavy requests and ‘once mores’ and ‘five mores’ from the audience, the band, after leaving the stage, came back to play one last song.
1974 AD ended the evening with “Sambodhan”, a song the band dedicated to the late king Birendra Bir Bikram Shah