Nepal’s first digital archive that documents music-related research papers and catalogues; and digitises analog musical content. NMA builds a musical consortium of music-related resources by connecting to various libraries (personal and public), universities, archives and institutions; make the portal accessible to not only Nepali students, musicians and music enthusiasts, but also to a global audience.


Jiwan Thapa Magar
Asset Manager/Researcher

Jiwan is a Letang born, faith-based singer, songwriter and musician. He  is currently based in Kathmandu and has worked in various music projects as a music arranger and session guitarist. An ethnomusicology graduate from Kathmandu University Department of Music, he is a multi-ethnic music culture enthusiast. 

Nirat Sthapit
IT Consultant/Advisor

Nirat is a Canada-based IT consultant who dedicates his free time to empower small art initiatives back home in Nepal. He is committed to equipping these creative ventures with cutting-edge solutions to conquer their IT-related challenges and optimize their use of technology.

Nischal Tuladhar

Nischal Tuladhar
Financial advisor

Certified accountant Nischal is a financial maestro and solo travel enthusiast. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he navigates numbers, ensures compliance, and adds excitement to business endeavors. 

Rajan Shrestha
Executive Director

Rajan is a Kathmandu based inter-disciplinary artist working primarily with music and produces music under the moniker of phatcowlee. One of the founding members of Fuzzscape, a platform for cultural documentation with focus on music, archival and storytelling through audio-visual medium, Rajan is an ethnomusicology scholar.

Rojina Tamang

Rojina Tamang is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and she works as an archivist at the Nepal Music Archive. With continuous practice and learning, she actively seeks opportunities to apply her growing knowledge in computer science to enhance her creative endeavors and projects in archiving.

Tisa Manandhar

Tisa Manandhar

Tisa is a computer science student. She is a music enthusiast and practices music as a hobby. Interested in applying her technical skills and creativity to real-world projects, she aims to contribute to causes that resonate with her.

Smarika Phuyal

Smarika, a Kathmandu University ethnomusicology graduate, blends her roles as musician, composer and ethnographic researcher. She promotes the music and stories of women in Nepali music, contributing to a more inclusive and diverse musical landscape.