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Rubin Gandharba playing sarangi

Nepali Bob Dylan {format} 2:57 Jack Chance

The Kingdom of Nepal became a democracy this week, holding it's first elections for representatives who will write the new constitution and are likely to abolish the monarchy. We speak with a young musician in Kathmandu, Rubin Gandharba, whose songs (played on the Nepali sarangi) became a rallying cry for the Nepali Democracy Movement.

Broadcast: Apr 17 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Politics