Writer/Singer Samriddhi Rai dropped her second single MA CHAHI NEPALI yesterday evening! The upbeat song by Rai features many young and well-known faces including Maha Jodi, Rajesh Hamal, motivational speaker Saunak Bhatta and more! Watch the video as I also make a “blink and you miss” kinda appearance! The song is catchy – another feel good track by Miss Rai!

Well done!

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If you guys want to sing along then here’s the lyrics:

म चाहिँ नेपाली
शब्द/सङ्गित/स्वरः समृद्धि राई

आज कति भागमा फुट्यौं हामी
जातकै कुरामा अल्झी जानी नजानी
जब संसार मिलिजुली एकै हुँदैछ ।

केटा कुन जातको मनपराईस् ?
केटी कुन थरको तैले भगाईस् ?
किन यहाँ सबैलाई राज्य चाहिएको छ?

को मतवाली को बाहुन क्षेत्री ?
के हामी एकै होइनौं र ?
त्यसैले जातभात छुट्याउनेलाई
तिमी यही भन्ने गर ।

तिमी को हो थाहा भएन
म चाहिँ नेपाली
तिमी को हो थाहा भएन
म चाहिँ नेपाली ।

मानिस ठूलो जातले हुन्न यहाँ
दिल नै ठूलो सबै थोक भन्दा
मुना मदन आए गए
कसैले केही बुझेन ।

सगरमाथा कसको भागमा पर्ला फेरि ?
बुद्ध बाड्ने कसको जिम्मेवारी
नेपाल, हाम्रो प्यारो देशमा
हिंसा अब चाहिएन

को आदिवासी, को जनजाति
के हामी एकै होइनौं र ?
त्यसैले जातभात छुट्याउनेलाई
तिमी यही भन्ने गर

तिमी को हो थाहा भएन
म चाहिँ नेपाली
तिमी को हो थाहा भएन
म चाहिँ नेपाली ।

बरदान नै पायौं हामीले
सुन्दर यो हाम्रो देश
कति रमाइलो विविधताको रङ्गिन भेष
सानो राष्ट्र तर सपना विशाल बोकी
संसारै जित्न लम्किदैछ नेपाली ।

Lyricist / Composer/ Singer: Samriddhi Rai 
On Sarangi: Kiran Nepali
Music Production: Rohit Shakya 
Recorded At: Range Records 
Camera: Niroj Shrestha 
Direction/ Edit: Srawan Shrestha/ Sonam Tshiring Lama
A Plexus Inc Production

Special Thanks To (In order of appearance) 
Priya Bhandari, Monayac Karki, Biraj Chhetri, Vijay Bhandari, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Sadikshya Thapa, Rajesh Hamal, Abdus Miya, Kshitiz Raj Lohani, Saunak Bhatta, Ani Wangmo, Lex Limbu, Subek Shrestha, Faija Parween, Maya Shyangten, Rohit John Chhetri 

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1 COMMENT

  1. i find the song questioning the loyalty (to the nation or to being ‘nepali’) of those thousands seeking equality and inclusiveness, of those who have been historically, politically, ethically, socially, and economically excluded for eons. A song that promotes acknowledgement and celebration of the glorious diversity in culture, in tradition, in religion, in values and beliefs would have been much appreciated. I don’t think anyone seeking equality and a balanced treatment in policy, in behavior and in practice thinks less of himself/herself as a nepali.

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