3rd Indigenous Music Festival held at Diphu
On the auspicious day of ‘International Day of Non- Violence’, various North East bands came together to appeal for Harmony in the North East Region at KASSA Indoor Stadium, Diphu on October 2 last. The 3rd Indigenous Music Festival was organized by Abiogenesis Society, Dimapur in collaboration with North East Zone Cultural Centre, Ministry Of Culture, Government of India. The previous 1st and 2nd Indigenous Music Festival was held at Dimapur in 2007 and 2009 respectively. The bands that performed in this year’s festival are Ragga Muffin (Diphu), Rokrar (Diphu), Maestro (Halflong), Jambili (Diphu) and Incipit (Nagaland) with Premson Bey taking the microphone as host for the show.
Through this festival, Abiogenesis Society intends to promote indigenous and original music of the North East and at the same time create a platform and showcase upcoming and existing bands and where participating musicians and bands from the region can interact and get to know each other.
Indigenous Music Festival will be an annual event so interested musicians and bands who are into original music can look out for the announcement next year through media.
Assamese mother-daughter performs in Mumbai
Violinist Minoti Khaund andDDaughter Sunita Bhuyan performed the invocation for the Gandhi Jayanti ceremony at Mumbai recently. They presented Vaishnava Janako, Bapu’s favourite bhajan, followed by Raag Khamaj and concluded with a rendition of Raghupati Raghava.