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It's a matter of great pride that a first song have been recorded by the Bhutanese for the Bhutanese in America. It's titled "Bibhinna Jata Jatile". Its all a praise for all those who have worked together for this song.
How did the song come up?
Actually there was a need of a new song for the musical Program to be presented in the convention of OBCA. It was the idea from the head of D.J. Khaling that a song for the unification of all Bhutanese in America was an immediate need of the hour. The responsibility was initially given to Manoj Rai, Florida, who is a good musician and singer himself. He thought it was a big responsibility so he took help from Ram Gurung who learnt Nepali music from veteran composer and singer, Amber Gurung. Ram Gurung is also one of the singer of the National anthem of Nepal.
The song was finally made with the effort of musical group of Georgia. It was first presented in the OBCA convention held on 18th and 19th June in Georgia. The visual of the song was edited and uploaded by Kumar Gurung, the Vice Chairman of OBCA. The song became very popular within a short period of time. It was performed by Nebraska Bhutanese Community after Georgia, on 4th July at New Arrivals' Recreation Program.
Binod Gurung, John Giri, Mahendra Dahal, Pratap Magar, Puran Thulung, Ram Gurung, Sudesh Rai, Tula Mapchan.
Bhima Thapa, Ganga Thapa , Hema Gurung, Lalita Thapa, Tika Pulami, Tika Rasaily.
Lyrics and Composition : Manoj K Rai and Ram Gurung.
Music arranger : Bikash Thulung.
Recordists : Steve Schwartzberg
Recording Studio : Doppler Studio, Georgia, USA.
Studio Photo : Deepak Giri.
Comments from Bhutanese Artist Google group:
We Bhutanese living at different countries of the world are proud that we are able to record the song which has represented our community's unity and brotherhood with melodious tuning and good voices in America.We Iowan would like to thank lyricist and music composer Mr.Manoj Rai and Ram Gurung and all singers for the valuable contribution.We also thank all technicians and artist who had labored for the song 'Jate Jatile' to make it successful one.
kamal dahal, Iowa,Desmoines.
I am very happy to hear the new song..I wants to extend congratulations to all artist who did their best to make the song best....Keep your hard work...Bhutanese around the globe are always with you...........................
Very appropriate and impressive song for our Bhutanese community. I hope this kind of contribution will continue to come from the artist group. As we all know that through art and culture, artist can play a vital role to bind and preserve our identity. Keep it up with your positive attitude. Best of luck for your progress towards the brighter side of the future.
CONGRATULATION to all of you for creating such a beautiful song, entitled - Bibhinna Jata Jatile. Many of us in South Australia see this composition not merely as infectious and powerful piece of music, but as promise from the younger generation that one day the Bhutanese youth will come up with a world class song like "We are the World" to help heal our community which has tormented for so long and create a song like "We Shall Overcome" to ultimately end the prevailing discord and disunity and establish a Bhutanese Community which is truly inclusive, cohesive, equitable, productive, purposeful, stable and strong.
Best wishes for all your future endeavors.
Many thanks, Always, Jogen
A great composition and contribution to the community. I would like to congratulate the team for your good work. Every Bhutanese will love to hear this song. We appreciate your efforts put on the protection and promotion of our culture in the foreign land. I salute your dedication and talents. Keep it up friends. We should send this link to all our contacts inside the country and in exile.
Durga Giri, Munich.
The song and the video is indeed a very good one.Congratulation to the composer and to all the artists for the time and the effort you have invested. You have done a great job which is praiseworthy one. This would inspire all the scattered Bhutanese around the world and encourage them to work for the promotion of our culture. Wherever we go our culture and the music does not leave us. Infact, our culture is very very rich!
Sushil K Niroula, Adelaide, South Australia.
Very beautiful and praise worthy words. We really enjoyed. kumar jee and monaj jee. "jai Bhutan, Jai Bhutanese Nepali, jai our Moto"
Devi Charan Gautam.
Beautiful song representing all Bhutanese.I have firm belief that one day Bhutanese will make their own landmark in World history.