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Sagar Khatiwada (Himalaya Heritage Performing Arts) holds a Master’s degree in music from the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. He was born in Nepal and comes from a very musical family; his brothers play the bamboo flute and sing. He plays the tabla (a double drum with resonating surfaces on the top side) and the madal (a single drum with resonating surfaces on either end). He started playing in 1994, practicing every day for hours. After graduate work, he was a music instructor at a university in Nepal. In addition to his musical expertise, Mr. Khatiwada studied Sanskrit and is a Hindu priest. (By special arrangement.)
Harimaya Adhikari (Himalaya Heritage Performing Arts), originally from Nepal, holds a Master’s in music from the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, and taught music at a university in Nepal. She sings and plays the harmonium, a hand-pumped reed organ. Ms. Adhikari performs for Indian, Bhutanese, and Nepali communities in New Hampshire and throughout the Northeast, especially for religious events and important traditional celebrations. She plays classical Indian music as well as sacred and popular tunes, and composes some of her own music in the South Asian traditions. (By special arrangement.)