Kalimpong, Jan. 31: Karma Sherpa, a contestant of Zee Bangla’s music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, has come up with his first solo Nepali album, stealing a march over Indian Idol Prashant Tamang in terms of originality.
People in the hills, who had shown incredible zeal in voting for Prashant in Indian Idol 3, were a little disappointed with his first album, produced by Sony Music, which featured more remixes — of popular Hindi and Nepali songs — than originals.
Karma’s Destiny, on the other hand, comprises seven original tracks, including one song, “Timro Manta (Oh! Your Heart)”, which he has written and composed along with his friend Wangdi Sherpa.
“My first album is dedicated to all those who voted for me during the Sa Re Ge Ma Pa contest and I believe they will love it,” said Karma, who was in town today to promote his music album.
The singer from Sonada near Darjeeling told The Telegraph that despite not being very comfortable in Bengali, he did manage to make an impression during the long drawn contest telecast by the Bengali entertainment channel.
“I am in talks with Nepali film director Tikam Sharma to sing in one of his forthcoming films. Besides, another Hindi movie director has shown an interest in giving me a break,” Karma said.
Karma has been keeping himself busy by performing in various parts of the hills. Last week he was in Jaigoan, bordering Bhutan, where he sang alongside Prashant.
“It is good to see singers from the hills doing well. After Prashant (who is from Toongsoong in Darjeeling) and me, it is now Prakriti Giri (in Amul Star Voice of India — Chhote Ustaad) who is giving a good account of herself on the national stage,” said Karma.