World Music Day on June 21

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Kohima, June 16: The World Music Day in Kohima will be celebrated on June 21 at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow starting at 4:30 pm. Initiated by the Symphony Academy of Music and presented by the Musicians Guild, the event is powered by SAN Production where 15 artists from Kohima, Mokokchung and Dimapur will be performing.
The line up for the concert are Incipit, Technicolors, GMD, Tune Up Channel, Table 3, Harmonic Voices, Powerfaith, Search & Found, Tali Angh, Mezanuo, Mengu Suokhrie, Virie Kets, Vitz feat. Mhaseve, Zuchobeni, Slim Path Band, and Anonymous Collectives.
Addressing a press conference Friday at Symphony Café, Kohima, members of the Musicians Guild informed that this will be the third World Music Day celebrated in Kohima which began in 2016. “It is a day for musicians. We hope that music lovers will come and have a good time and support our musicians. This year we have the best line ups,” said Melekhoto Pucho, adding that the response have been ‘very good’ in the last two years.
The entry ticket is priced at Rs 100 which will also include free refreshments and surprise gifts. The event according to Musicians Guild is being charged to remove the culture of free shows. “As artists, we are struggling to sustain ourselves and many musicians have given up on music because of the free culture,” informed the Musicians Guild stating that the culture of free shows discourages the growth of musicians who choose music as their profession and to earn their livelihood.
The World Music Day will witness performances of popular Naga artists in varied genres such as Rock, EDM, Choral, Indie, Hip Hop.
The event partners and sponsors for the celebration are The Heritage, Highland Dawn Media, Beat Devices, Geisuo sound, Shiu lights, Imprint, Pro Driver, Bentosh, Unitex powerline, Lineage, Dcafe, Symphony cafe, and Occasions.
(Page News Service)