Category Archives: Nepal

The Gurkhas of Nepal

Soldiers from Nepal have been part of the British Army for over 200 years. Following the partition of India in 1947, an agreement between Nepal, India and Britain meant four Gurkha regiments from the Indian army were transferred to the … Continue reading

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First Naumati Baja Gulmi UK

  A “Naumati Baja” is a traditional Nepalese band.  “Naumati Baja”  literally means “music with nine instruments”. The  music is played at special occasions, especially weddings. The band seen here calls itself  “First Naumati Baja Gulmi UK”. It was playing … Continue reading

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Nepal Festival

Each year the Nepalese community come together for a great cultural festival.  There are processions, musical groups, dance plus iconic Nepalese food. The Gurkhas  are very much present. The 2016 Festival was held at Kempton Park. There are perhaps 50,000 … Continue reading

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