Kohima, June 17: Marking the World Music Day, the Nagaland Government is all set to organize the first Nagaland Music Industry Stakeholders Conclave on June 21.
The day-long conclave will be conducted by Music Task Force (MTF) under Department of Youth Resources and Sports at RCEMPA, Jotsoma here on the theme “Music & Arts to greater heights”.
Addressing a press conference here today, MTF Project Director Hovithal Sothu said there is no other better day to hold the first ever stakeholders conclave than the World Music Day.
Considering the fact that Nagas love music, the day had been organized in a ‘grand way,’ he said, adding that the day will be marked with three phases of programme.
The first session to begin at 11 a.m. is dedicated to the conclave, wherein Advisor of Youth and Sports Resources Zale Neikha will be the special guest. Advisor for Rural Development, Dr Neikiesalie Kire and Secretary YRS Lhouchalie Viya will be part of the concert and open mic respectively.
Informing that several workshops will be held in the afternoon session from 1pm, he said the main purpose of the workshop is for the musicians to air out their joys, sorrows and dreams. “It is a platform for them to share their challenges and also deliberate on ways how MTF can be of help in carrying forward the music industry,” he said.
The topic and resource persons of the workshop included, ‘Music education’ by Director of Music Academy Kohima Khyochano TCK; ‘Choir’ by Music director of Sümi Baptist Church Kohima James Swu; ‘Artist Management’ by Director Rattle and Hum Society Theja Meru; and ‘Production’ by Proprietor Audio Garage of Atsung Jamir.
Third phase of the programme will comprise of Open Mic from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and concert at 5 p.m. onwards.
He went on to state that MTF also has plans to tour the districts of Eastern Nagaland in the month of October and conduct workshops on sound managements, music training, vocal training etc.
He also informed that a music donation drive will be initiated on June 21 in terms of music equipments and items to be given to the less privileged music learners during the Eastern Nagaland tour.
Altogether 17 bands and 60 RJs will perform at the evening concert, he said.
(Page News Service)