Kohima, April 22: Come April 30 and one can enjoy the first ever Kohima Arts and Jazz Festival – a celebration of the arts in a community for embracing and nurturing music, Naga indigenous art, choral and the visual arts.
The event scheduled for be held from 11a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Regional Centre for Entertainment, Music and Performing Arts (RCEMPA) Hall, Jotsoma is produced by Nagaland College of Music and Fine Arts (NCMFA), Kohima and supported by Music Task Force (MTF) Nagaland and several others, said MTF Project Director Hovithal Sothu while briefing media persons in presence of NCMFA Managing Director Vesato Theluo, NCMFA music faculty Hyunjun Chris Choi and music student Temjen Jamir at Dream Café here today.
The festival is being held in commemoration of the International Jazz Day, which will feature indoor and outdoor stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts and food, inflatable castle for kids and information booths for the whole day, he said.
With a view to promote the local artists and restaurants to community, MTF has inited all unique quality of businesses to the event as well.
The artists to take stage are Tetseo Sisters, Blue Print, Virie, Nagagenous, NCMFA Jazz Ensemble, Mengu Soukhrie, Ameü Üsou Zao & the Choir, Chris Jazz Trio. They would be performing during the evening concert which starts at 5 p.m. at the same venue, said Choi.
Theluo informed that the tickets priced at Rs 2000 (two entry) for donors and Rs 300 per head is available at Dream Café, Radiant Restaurant, Impact Centre Point Complex, Bible House, Music Garage and Unitex.
Meanwhile, Sothu informed that with a view to promote the music industry and the upcoming young talents, the MTF would be celebrating all the music genre days throughout the year. (Page News Service)