The Music Committee, SABAK (Sumi Aphuyemi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu), Pughoboto, held its first Music Festival, under the theme LAUDATE DOMINUM, (Psalms 33:3) at SABC, Sepfüzou, Kohima, on June 23 and 24, 2018. The two days event was attended by delegates from around 25 associated churches.
The morning of the first day saw workshop by Jackto Wotsa, New life Studio, imparting Basic Sound Management, James S.Swu, an internationally renowned composer on Choral & Vocal Technique, while Alobo Naga on Stage Artistry& contemporray singing. The Chairmen, Board of Deacons, SABCK, Henito Achumi welcomed the delegates on behalf of the host church.
Hordes of musical talents from the region performed in the festival among whom were Lovini Yeptho, Ghokiye Swu, Atto A.Achumi,Sulika V.Swu, Shohe Sisters, Evali Chishi Swu, Yeshika Awomi & Friends, Millenium Voice LVBC, Vini K. Chishi, Alosheli T. Zhimo, Bokato Kiho,SABCK Music committee, Mughami Melos, Nagagenous, Excelsis worship team, SABCK.
A Quartet competition was held amongst the delegate churches where Ighanumi Village Baptist Church emerged as a winner, while SABCK was the first runners-up, and Lazami Baptist church was the second runners-up.
Apart from the abundance of modern and folk fusions music, traditional folk songs was also performance by Tsaphimi B.C., Ghokimi B.C., Shesulimi B.C., Chisholimi B.C.,Lazami B.C., Leshele (Poetry) recitation by Kasheli Shohe etc.
The second and final day saw Dr. Hotokhu Chishi, Jt. Director, DH&FW, encouraging the musicians to go on ahead with ones’ true aim in achieving musical greatness, without getting distracted midway, with the abundance of resources available at hand today.
Viqheli Wotsa, Music Promoter, voiced her vote of thanks to all the participants and the delegates alike.
The evening was made memorable and concluded by two renowned band, who kept the congregation on their feet, grooving along to their music.
Technicolors, performed to an enthusiastic crowd of old and young alike, while Alobo Naga &the Band performed their latest originals from their upcoming EP as well as their old hits like ‘Painted Dreams & Youth Anthem’ that kept everyone on their toes, singing along.