Astha Tamang Maskey (Astha): Performing Artist – Singer: An young and aspiring artist, Astha Tamang Maskey (Astha), is ascertained to live a life of a professional artist. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, in a family with musical talents with her mother Susan being a lead singer in a popular musical group in the 1980s, Astha moved to Toronto, Canada, in 2001 at the age of 12. Although leaving her familiar surroundings and plunging into a new culture at that age was not an easy sail, she discovered new opportunities and discovered her own inner potentials amidst this change. She quickly discovered her musical talents and blossomed in the art-friendly ambiance of Toronto. Her inner characters were formed and she soon came to like her true self – the happiest self – as a singer, a songwriter, and a performer.
She was 13 years old when I first picked up the guitar, 14 when she wrote her first song, and 15 when she performed one of her very own compositions on stage. Now with over 20 songs credited to her, she is well known in the music scene of Toronto. A young woman with a vibrant personality and amazing talent for singing, Astha has worked with more two dozen musicians, performed at as many venues, and is destined to make a mark in Canada.
Astha is a person with admirable level of social consciousness. She feels strongly for the children and the youth around the world who are presented with an environment where they cannot realize their true potential, and constantly asks from within “what can I do to alter this?” However, her journey continues in search of her answers. She defines her life and her aspirations through her music and draws strength and hope through it. Each and every one of her songs hold a special meaning to her, and music has given her the means for sharing emotions, thoughts, and messages of hope with the rest of the world through her music. You could learn more about her musical talents through her website: http://myspace.com/asthatm.