1st Nagaland Music Industry Stakeholders Conclave marks World Music Day in Kohima

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Kohima, June 21: The 1st Nagaland Music Industry Stakeholders Conclave marked the World Music Day celebration in Kohima Friday under the aegis of Music Task Force (MTF), Government of Nagaland on the theme “Music and arts to greater heights”.
The event provided a platform to celebrate the successes, air concerns, share problems and come up with solutions to help take music and performing arts industries to greater heights.
MTF project Director Dr. Hovithal Sothu informed that MTF under the Youth Resources and Sports Department Nagaland will create more platforms for young talents and give equal opportunity to all genres including the production houses.
He also assured that more national and international arenas will be scouted for young talents.
He said that workshops and trainings will continue.
Dr. Sothu also announced that choir competition from lowest level to state level will be held so that they can go to International Level/ World Choir Competition/ Choir Olympics etc.
Founder of Leaders Arise Nagaland, Rev. Luoliehu Yimsung speaking as the special guest of the inaugural session called upon the musicians to have mutual respect for one another and grow together.
“Care for one another,” he urged adding that togetherness is an important aspect of life and our strength.
Nise Meruno and Marmenla Pongen shared their stories and performed at the show.
During the conclave group discussion and consultation were also held with Director Music Academy Kohima, Khyochano TCK, Music Director of Sumi Baptist Church Kohima James Swu, Member Rattle & Hum Society Theja Meru and Proprietor of Audio Garage Atsung Jamir.
Rural Development advisor Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire and Secretary for Youth Resources and Sports Lhouchalie Viya also graced Open Mic and Concert respectively.
During the concerts, the crowd witnessed artists from old to young, all genres and melodies.
Also as a social service drive, music donation drive was also undertaken for donating old or unused equipments and items.
The event also witnessed the unveiling of a huge wall mural at RCEMPA in dedication to World Music Day D which has been contributed and painted by Project 72 hours.
(Page News Service)