Music Issue 113 Apr, 2011
Text by Yukta Bajracharya / Photo: ECS Media

Sabina Kakri’s ‘Sarbada’ is a compilation of eleven familiar tunes. This is her second album and it features songs mainly from the pop-sentimental genre. The songs are a mixture of jolly beats and romantic lyrics topped by Karki’s melodious voice. “I recorded this album in memory of my late father-in-law and mother-in-law”, Karki says.

Sarbada contains songs titled ‘Jandaina Yo Manle’, ‘Timro Herai’ and ‘Kay Ma Testi Ramri Chhu Ra’. The latter, according to Karki, was written especially for her. “Dr. Krishna Hari Baral said that he had written this for me. The words are meant for me he says.” she shares with a laugh. This song was released as a single before the album’s release, and has gained a lot of popularity.

Apart from Karki’s solo numbers, this collection also contains a duet with the famous Nepali singer Ananda Karki (Samjhyo Bhane) and a national song (Pheri Yudda Nahos). All of Karki’s songs, especially Pheri Yudda Nahos, have poignant lyrics. The words for Sarbada have been penned by some of the best lyricists in Nepal including Dinesh Adhikari, Ananda Adhikari and Durga Lal Shrestha. The music has been composed by A-rated musicians like Nhyoo Bajracharya, Ananda Karki and Satya-Sworup.

Officially in the music business for seven years, Karki has recorded two albums. Her debut was titled ‘Simal’ and she credits Ananda Karki for this album due to his unstinting encouragement. Passionate about singing from an early age, Karki finds inspiration in Gopal Yonzan, Aruna Lama, Narayan Gopal and Ananda Karki. She loves listening to Elton John, George Michael and Lata Mangeskar as well.

Karki has been drawn by her muse into music and through this medium she wants to help people. All sales from Sarbada will be donated to charitable organizations such as Aama Ghar, Buddhist Bal Griha and the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Nepal.