Jason Kunwar, based in Kathmandu, is a multidisciplinary artist whose interests primarily lie in literature and music. Drawing from Nepalese and Himalayan folk traditions, contemporary philosophy, experimental text, and local politics, his work over the past 15 years delves deeply into the challenges of village life, laborers, and migrant workers.

The diversity and importance of Kunwar's practice can be seen in the range and scale of institutions that have showcased his work, both solo and with his group Night: OneBeat concerts (USA), WOMEX Showcase Performance (Poland), Klangkosmos NRW Region Concert Series, Alba Kultur (Germany), Cluade Levi-Strauss Theater (France), Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo (Italy), Macao International Youth Music Festival (China), EtnoKraków Festival (Poland), Sommarscen Festival (Sweden), Campfire Club-Nest Collective (UK), Shambala Festival (UK), Sharq Taronalari (Uzbekistan).

He has received multiple awards and distinctions for his work in scoring films including: Best Original Score for ‘The Black Hen’ at the Asian World Film Festival (US) and SAARC Film Festival (Sri Lanka); Best Background Score for 'Talakjung versus Tulke' at the Film Critic Society (Nepal); and a nomination for Best Original Music for the animated short 'Marionettes - and the Virtue of a Lotus Flower' at the St. Kilda Film Festival (Australia). He has contributed to the album 'Peace Tracks' (2015) in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning musician A.R. Rahman.

Much like his musical creations, which maintain a keen awareness of pressing societal issues, his writing also reflects a commitment to social consciousness.His debut novel, Ramite, published in 2021, has garnered acclaim for its innovative and fresh approach, earning a place on the ‘Excellent List’ of Madan Puraskar 2021—the most prestigious Literary Honor in Nepal—among readers, reviewers, and critics.


  • Gadhdan (Treasure Chest) 2025
    Gadhdhan delves into the interconnectedness of communities across Nepal's Western hills, spanning generations from the past to the present.
  • Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Ultima Sept, 2024
    Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Ultima, Norway - September, 2024
  • Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Spor May, 2024
    Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Spor, Denmark - May, 2024
  • Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Pokhara Jan, 2024
    Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Pokhara, Nepal - January, 2024
  • The Spectator (Ramite) 2024
  • Ramite (Vol. 1) April, 2023
    Ramite (Vol. 1) with Night - Sheffield & London, UK, March - April, 2023
  • Ramite (Vol. 1) with Night - December, Kalimpong, India, 2022
  • Ramite (Vol. 1) with Night - September, Pokhara, 2022
  • Ramite Feb, 2021