For almost 2,000 years, the Daphne Cannabina, also known as “lokta”, has been prized as the source for handmade paper in Nepal. It grows at an elevation of 2000 to 3500 meters in the understory of forests. The bush, which is an evergreen shrub and a subspecies of laurel, grows wildly and in abundance. Amazingly,… Continue reading The Magic of Lokta
Tihar is a five day festival celebrated in Nepal. The first day is dedicated to the crow (or kaag) who is seen as the messenger of death. The second day focuses on the dog (or kukur). Dogs are believed to lead the souls of the dead to the underworld. They are also honored as trusted… Continue reading Nepal’s Tihar in a Nutshell
Happy First Anniversary to Cerdafied Dance Studios in Alexandria, Virginia. We enjoyed that energetic vibe and watching students sample the many free demo classes. Tasherit worked on “Slowly, Slowly” with her group and their smiles said it all! If you’d like to experience Bollywood Fusion at its best, join her every Thursday evening from 6-8pm… Continue reading Cerdafied Dance Turns One!
It’s holiday time again in Nepal! Navaratri has begun and people are on the move to rejoin their families and friends for the largest Hindu festival of the year. Bus tickets have sold out and local bazaars are jammed with enthusiastic holiday shoppers looking for traditional gifts of clothing and accessories for their loved ones.… Continue reading Dashain Aayo!
We recently sat down with Visaic, a young German-American composer and part of the Utpalasia family of artists, who has recently released his newest work, “The Corruption of Princes”. Thanks for being with us today, Visaic! We’re excited about your new track and eager to learn a bit more about your process and inspiration. First… Continue reading An Interview with Visaic
Utpalasia’s classes have started for the Fall Semester, but it’s still not too late to register! Join us every Sunday at India School in Bethesda http://bit.ly/2kJBKqu or plan to attend Cerdafied Dance Studio’s newest classes in Bollywood Fusion featuring Tasherit every Thursday evening http://bit.ly/2mr8IfG. We offer beginner to advanced levels for both children and adults.… Continue reading Bollywood Fusion & Kathak Dance Classes
Get up and join Tasherit Sturm Dahal at Cerdafied Dance Studio in Franconia, Va every Thursday evening as she powers up with Bollywood Fusion for Young Adults from 6-7pm, followed by adults from 7-8pm! More info here: http://www.cerdafiedstudios.com/
Celebrate our anniversary with 10% savings storewide on Etsy! Yak Yak Yak Nepal offers fine vintage Himalayan pieces as well as custom designs that are true wearable art! Sale is valid through August 23, 2019. http://bit.ly/YakYakYakNepal
Bring the family for an incredible day of fun, food, and entertainment as the University of Mary Washington presents its 2019 Multicultural Festival, rain or shine. Shop with hundreds of vendors from around the world, watch diverse music performances, eat delicious specialties, and participate in free workshops for all ages. Kids have a dedicated activity… Continue reading Multicultural Festival 2019
Spring is a wonderful time to get motivated, energized, and ready to hit the outdoors and the warmer weather. Bring the family and enjoy performances and workshops in Kathak, Bollywood, and Himalayan folk dance at one of our many events. Next up – UMW’s Multicultural Festival on April 13. Mark your calendars now!