Experimental music concert in Guwahati


Rock music lovers of Assam had a bit of variety at their disposal this month. The reason being a unique experimental music concert that took place at Shilpgram in January. Organized as part of the fifth anniversary celebrations of the cultural amphitheatre, the event saw performances by Lokageet artistes from Tripura, Phuningding and Abiogenesis. Omar Kamut Collective, another experimental outfit from Arunachal Pradesh, had to unfortunately back out at the last moment.

Talking about the musical evening, NEZCC director Som Kamei said that the concert was an attempt to reach out to the youth and to give a new platform to musicians. He said, “Music is always evolving. With such a rich storehouse of music traditions and forms, we cannot afford to get stuck. These kind of concerts help give a platform to all those artistes who are trying to promote our folk music and traditions.”

With the mercury levels plummeting to an all-time low in the city, there were apprehensions about the turn-out. But the ethnic food court and huge bonfires that were set up all over the venue turned out to be a huge draw and many people were seen sampling the best of music with generous helpings of food and wine. So if you are into events and wondering about just how to get the crowds in, a combination of Northeast Indian music and cuisine may just work out for you!

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Posted on January 22, 2011, in Concerts/ Reviews, Day-to-Day, Musicians/ Bands and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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