Kohima, October 15: Music lovers in the state will get a two-day treat of various genres of music in the state capital as Naga Musicians Collective (NMC), a confluence of personalities from the musicians of late 1970s to early 1990s are gearing up with the Tribute Concert on October 25 and 26.
Making the announcing during the media briefing at Hotel Japfu here last night, Convenor organizing committee and Advisor NMC, Vipopal Kintso and NMC president Andrew Ngully along with other officials said that the Tribute Concert would be held at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow here from 5PM onwards on both the days.
Kintso said that it is being pursued in collaboration with Task Force for Music and Arts, Government of Nagaland on the theme, “Come Together” in memory of their own fellow departed musicians, which is around 22-25 of them.
He informed that NMC has instituted an award for excellence in music which would be also be given away on the first day of the concert. Besides others popular local musicians including Methaneilie Jutakhrie, DGP Band, Squadron, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire & friends, retired Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir, Dr Kethoser Kevichusa, Narola Jati and Linda Solo would be taking the stage during the concert.
Ngully said the concert is being organised to pay respect and homage to departed musician friends who were associated with various music genres from the late 1970s to early 1990s. Ngully said NMC is a registered society which was formed by a group of like-minded musicians and music lovers.
He said that with the aim to bolster the music culture in the State, NMC endeavours to organize music festivals within and out the state, promote a variety of music genres, promote talented and upcoming musicians and provide artistes with assured routes to music industries.
He said NMC would also facilitate manual dexterity to set up and control production equipments such as sound, lighting, staging etc.
On a query whether they would hold such tribute concerts for musicians from all over the state, Events Secretary Atha C. Angami said that NMC currently has members from Kohima and Dimapur but it would slowly be expanding branches in other districts in order to accommodate musicians and music lovers.
NMC press & publicity secretary Pfuche Koza on healf of the organizers requested the families of the departed musicians and the music lovers in general to join them in paying tribute to the departed musicians.
He also informed that the tickers priced at Rs 200 and Rs 2000 (donors entry two) is available at Music Garage in D Block, Sports Inventory Opposite Indoor Stadium, Symphony School of Music, Unitex Opposite War Cemetery, Dream Café, Popular Bakery High School Junction and Kiwi Store Jail Colony. (Page News Service)