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The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

Mountain Music ProjectThe Mountain Music Project is proud to announce the new release of both their documentary film and their groundbreaking collaborative CD. The CD entitled The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya is a collaboration of the Nepali/Himalayan traditional music of the Gandharba, or musician caste, and the Bluegrass/Old Time musics of the Appalachian mountain region of the United States. Cybergrass wrote about The Mountain Music Project last November.

The Mountain Music Project - Documentary Film and CD Need a Kickstart

Mountain Music ProjectIn 2006, The Mountain Music Project traveled to Nepal to document and support traditional Gandharba musicians, the "wandering minstrels of the Himalayas." In addition to our charitable efforts supporting local musicians (organizing music festivals and master classes, recording elder musicians, and helping Nepali musicians find work teaching in local orphanages, we recorded a CD of Nepali and American folk songs (with collaborations from several talented bluegrass and old-time Appalachian musicians back home). We also shot and edited an hour-long documentary film exploring the surprising connections between these two distant, yet similar cultures.

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