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Goa wakes up to Northeast strains

With Goa celebrating 50 years of liberation, Octave 2011 was held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Goa from 10th 13th November 2011, jointly organized by Ministry of Culture- Government of India, Govt. of Goa, WZCC and NEZCC.

Blues band Soulmate and Experimental Naga rock band Abiogenesis performed on the closing night on 13th November for 45 minutes from 8.30 pm onwards with their brand of Howeymusic from their 3 albums: Aeon Spell, Rustic Relish & Slice of Heaven. They also performed their latest single ‘Return of The Son’ to be released in December by Artist Aloud, Mumbai.

Meanwhile, former Governor of Nagaland and the present Governor of Maharashtra and Goa K
Sankaranarayanan on November 16 hosted a cultural programme and dinner in honour of Consuls General of various countries based in Mumbai at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, members of his cabinet, consuls general and honorary consuls of more than 60 countries were in attendance.

Abiogenesis performed their brand of Howey on this occasion. Howey is a fusion of Naga folk tunes with various streams of modern music. The music presented by Band Leader Moa Subong and his troupe received thunderous applause from the distinguished audience. The band members played a new wind musical instrument made of bamboo called Bamhum.