Methaneilie Jutakhrie & Silas Kikon receive NMC award for excellence in music
Kohima, October 26: Even as torrential rain since yesterday tried to play spoilsports, the spirits of music fans was not deterred to witness the consecutive two-nights of Tribute Concert presented by Naga Musicians Collective (NMC) at The Heritage here.
Huge number of music fans from different parts of the state thronged the venue which brought together veteran Naga musicians including members of NMC, Squadron, Methaneilie Jütakhrie Solo, Bluetone, DGP Band, retired Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir, MLA Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, retired DGP K. Kire, Linda Solo, Boulie Whuorie, Narola Jati, Lima Ozukum, Kethoser, Rukuse Sakhrie, Vito Awomi and others
After performance of around 50 songs since yesterday, the tribute concert concluded tonight.
This concert marked the coming together of various veteran musicians to pay respects through music in loving memory of those departed musicians friends.
This event was supported by Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) and co-sponsored by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), K.K. Motors, All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) and other individual sponsors.
Meanwhile, marking the occasion, NMC conferred award for excellence in music to Methaneilie Jütakhrie Solo of T. Khel, Kohima village and Silas Kikon (posthumously).
Methaneilie was honoured with the award in recognition of his contribution towards the progress and development of music in Nagaland. He has about 200 original songs to his credit. His undying love for music continues to make great impact, having the credit of lifetime contribution of 25 album to his feat.
Silas Kikon of Lakhuti village, Wokha district was given posthumously. He was the most popular singer during from 80s till 20th century among his contemporary singers and legendary singer of his time.
He was famously remembered for his hits songs “Choro Kupi and his contribution towards the promotion of Lotha songs in this modern era.
He passed away on June 25, 2016. (Page News Service)