Video E-Talk with Mingma
Nepal's singing sensation and rising star.
Mingma Sherpa started his musical career in 2000 contributing two songs
for a collection album entitled 'Gundruk Ko Jhol'. In 2003, he came up
with his debut album 'Yatharthama.' The song "Bhumareema"
was well received and established Mingma as a genuine singer. The same
year he was honored with a 'Dhuk Dhuki' award in Pokhara. The following
year, he was nominated for an Image Award in the "Best New Artist" category.
Mingma's second album 'Feel' released in 2005 immediately started selling
like hot cakes and vaulted Mingma into instant stardom. Songs like "Cham
Cham" and "Namuna" topped the charts at various countdowns. The album
garnered commercial and critical success. He bagged the 'Best Male Vocal
Pop' award in the 2005 Image Awards. Since then there has been no turning
back for this down-to-earth, talented singer.
Mingma Sherpa was born in Jyatha, Kathmandu on Sept 23, 1980. His parents
Norbu Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa were from Solukhumbu. The youngest son in
the family, he has two brothers and an elder sister. The love for music
runs in the family. His eldest brother, Pemba Sherpa, is a disk jockey
in New York. The second brother Dawa Tshering is a lyricist and a composer,
and is the man behind Mingma's hits like "Bhumareema" and "Cham Cham".
Mingma Sherpa is currently on his first US tour. The versatile singer
has already won over the hearts of thousands of Nepalese in the US with
his gifted voice and pleasant personality. Fans in New York will have
one more opportunity to hear him sing live on Jan 14, 2006 at "Mingma
Sherpa Honor Nite," organized by New York Sherpa Kyidug.
Despite his immense success and popularity in Nepal, Mingma remains sincere, humble and respectful.
The success of young Sherpa singers like Mingma Sherpa and Nurbu Sherpa
in mainstream Nepali music scene is proof that with dedication and perseverance,
Sherpas can achieve success in any field imaginable.
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