Nepal’s biggest and the oldest continuing music contest—the Kathmandu College of management Inter-College Music Competition—is all set for its 16th year finals at the Bhrikuti Mandap grounds on Feb 22.
Started with the vision of promoting Nepali artists and give them a platform to “be understood, to create, and to be original,” the ICMC is an annual event where young musicians from schools, college and music institutions await eagerly to showcase their talent.
From the two preliminary rounds held inside the college premises at Gwarko on February 14 and 15, a list of 10 bands—Alankar, Spiral, Lapxa, Prasna, Thibon Hawks, Black Mamba, Paradigm Shift, The Adapters, Sunya, and Obscure—will be battling for the coveted title in the finals. The winning band will get cash prizes, recording deals and the opportunity to perform as guest artists in the next ICMC.
The guest band this year are Psychopath (last edition’s winner), Chakachak, Jindabaad, and Albatross.