Organized by Abiogenesis Society with sponsorship from North East Council, Ministry of DoNER, Shillong; Artist Aloud as Digital Promotion Partner, Asian News International (ANI) for international news coverage and Doordarshan Kohima Kendra for live telecast, the festival aims to showcase music made by indigenous social groups of the region.
The main event on October 7, will see a very strong line up at IMC Hall, Dimapur from 5:30 pm featuring eight renowned artistes and bands.
They are: Summersalt – a folk fusion band from Meghalaya who has been featured in the Bollywood film Rock On 2, Jambili – a folk fusion band from Assam, Imphal Talkies – a six member folk rock band from Manipur, Atso Chasie: who is a first prize winner at National Classical Guitar Competition ‘AXE POWER 2013’ who will be performing with Choseo Tetseo, Ragamuffins: a folk fusion band from Assam, Jano Nyeka from Nagaland, who’s own original song ‘Aahoh’ won the award for the Best Folk Fusion at India’s Indie Awards, the Radio City FM Freedom Awards 2017, Vania Chawang & The Band from Dimapur and Abiogenesis – the folk fusion band from Nagaland, which is the only band in Nagaland to have received the Governors award for distinction in folk fusion music. Sholo Thong, the frontman of Gluttones will be the host.
On day one, October 6, a workshop and interaction for the North East Artistes will be conducted beginning 2 pm at the Abiogenesis Centre, Nuton Bosti while dress rehearsals will take place at IMC Hall in the evening.