Ghatana, literally translating to “incident” is a genre-song retelling news-worthy events. Gandharbas used to be bearers of news before newspapers became popular in Nepal. The travelling musicians used to gather news from villages and towns, and retell them in a song. In this audio clip, Karna Bahadur Gandharba retells the news of the death of the then King Mahendra in the form of a Ghatana.

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