Sunday, June 7, 2020

Episode 134: Chepang

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 134, featuring an interview with Kshitiz Moktan of Chepang.

The podcast is available through the following streaming services (click to listen):
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[Note: This conversation took place on May 29, 2020.]

Chepang are a true representation of New York City's "melting pot" nature. Cheekily referring to themselves as "immigrindcore", the band's lyrics and artwork draw from their Nepalese heritage, while their free-form style integrates unorthodox instrumentation and collaborators.

I spoke with guitarist Kshitiz Moktan about how Chepang grew out of his previous band Sangharsha, and why they ended up with two drummers and two vocalists. We also discussed the many guest appearance on their latest album, Chatta, and what to expect from future Chepang releases.

My thanks to Kshitiz for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Chepang Basti"
"Kancho Ko Badla"
taken from the album Lathi Charge

"Antim Bhet"
"Samajik Suchana"
taken from the album Chatta

"Falame Fokso"
taken from the album Dadhelo

Chepang on Facebook

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