A brief history of Nepali Rock, and Arthur Gunn

UPDATED on 5/14/2021: Dibesh Pokharel’s new track Save Me Now’ soars to top 5 on iTunes rock chart

Nepal’s first international crossover artist is writing a new chapter in the history of Nepali rock music through American Idol

It has been a long time coming for Dibesh Pokharel, and it could not have come at a better time. As the world shut down in the midst of a pandemic, the Nepali singer and songwriter has emerged as a joyful voice for a global audience.

The first international mainstream crossover artist of Nepali heritage is finally here, and it is the 22-year-old Arthur Gunn, born Dibesh Pokharel, currently vying for the top spot on the American Idol contest.

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