The Cash Cows in Kathmandu

 
 

It all started when…

... I was in Kathmandu recently talking to Samir a criminal lawyer friend, he is in the video above. He works very closely with the inmates of some of Nepal's very crowded prisons. He has a dream to provide a little bit of comfort to those held in terrible conditions by arranging a charity music event in the Sadar Khor prison. Since our meeting in April we have approached the various government departments who have given the idea the go ahead. This kind of opportunity doesn't come along very often, we are excited to be involved.

  Coincidently this Novemeber The Cash Cows have also been invited to play at the inaugural year of The Kathmandu Come Together. This festival is being organised by an international team along with figures in the vibrant Nepali music scene on the ground. The venues have been booked; 2 outdoor shows in Kathmandu each with a 5000 capacity and one indoor show in nearby Patan. The dates for these events are the 21st, 23rd and 24th of November. The Cash Cows will play on the bill with acts from Australia and the US and 2 of Nepals biggest bands. The organisers aim to run the event annually eventually creating a large scale international event putting Nepal on the circuit of international music festivals, increasing tourism and cultural exchange. See more on the official website here...

 Our idea is to combine these 2 happenings, to play the festival and the prison both in the same trip. It would be relatively easy to take over The Cash Cows duo, however we would like to make a true and powerful impact and take across The Cash Cows EXTREME our 7 piece party orchestra. The covers music scene is huge in Kathmandu, you can easily see 5 bands a night in the Thamel area of the city, however many of these bands simply copy classic rock tunes note for note. We would like to show them that these songs are open to interpretation, that nothing is set in stone and that the art of interpretation their is in their hands.

We would also like to go one step further and make a documentary film about it all. We have been in talks with Deadly Films who are excited about the prospect.

These things cost money, we are talking to the British Council in Kathmandu but so we are looking for partners, sponsors or individuals to help our journey. In return for your aid you are very welcome to come to Nepal in November where I can show you around my favourite city in the world. Advertising opportunities are available at the large outdoor shows as are executive producer roles in the film. 

If you'd like to get involved we'd love to hear from you. Please send us an email theband@thecashcowsrock.com or give me (Robbie) a call on 07763913992....