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Music, art festival begins at Hornbill festival

Published on 2 Dec. 2012 1:18 AM IST
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Most anticipated Hornbill Music Festival, 2012 kick started at IG Stadium, Kohima.

Launching of the Hornbill Music festival 2012, as chief guest Dean R. Thompson, Consul General, Consulate of the United States of America, Kolkata said that it was a great experience for him to be a part of the great Hornbill festival of Nagaland.
He also expressed happiness over the numerous talents of musician which the state of Nagaland and northeast India has produced over the years and  thanked the Nagaland government for inviting him to be of the festival.

Earlier, in his welcome address Dr. Nicky Kire, Advisor Music Task Force (MTF) (YRS) and Chairman NKVIB welcomed all of them to the Hornbill Music festival, which will go on till December 7. G. Sema Project Director, Music Task Force (YRS) gave the opening remarks.
The achieving musicians of the state –Elemenz , Kenei, NSACS Brand Ambassador 2010, Wapang, Thunglamo, Yapang, Aghali, Temwang Angh, Sashi, Neilhou, and Toshi Lenda all Naga Orpheus Hunt(NOH) 12 finalist,  Diethozo, Patkai Guitar Ensemble, Benathung  and Imli , both Music Awards Nagaland 2012(pop) Winner, Kohima Music School String ensemble and Re Play by DJ Ina and Shalo duo.

On December 2- dawn memory lane (Beatles, Country, Blues and Jazz), on December  3- fusion with Musicamova and Tali Angh , UDX and Sunep Assemble band, On December 4, will be the launch of Hornbill National Rock Contest (HNRC) 2012 till December 6, there will be screening of the bands and also on December 6 (Day three) and achieving Nagaland bands , declaration of  nine finalist and the grand finales on December 7.

Hornbill National Rock Contest (HNRC) 2012 from December 4 to 7 will witness 24 bands from across the country and pecked at the highest prize money in the country.

Hornbill Art festival inaugurated
Hornbill Art festival was inaugurated by Javed Akhtar Member of Parliament and renowned Art personality as the chief guest at Art Gallery Naga Heritage village today. It was organized by Eastern Art council in collaboration with Rattle & Hum society and XL sponsored by government of Nagaland.
Javed in his address said he was impressed with the way the Hornbill festival organized saying he didn’t see any such event in any part of world where simultaneously music, dances, etc being conducted at the same place. He said Art can contribute in many ways in the form of painting, novel, music etc and serve humanity in various ways. He said any forms of Art are beautiful when expressed with beautiful mind.

Emphasizing the importance of Art and its impact Akhtar said it is visible and has similarity and it connect humanity all over the world. However, he advised the local artistes that Art should be entertaining and expressed the inner feelings in the visible forms.
He also interacted with the members present there and shared how he wrote the script of Hindi movie ‘Sholay’ and the experiences thereafter which was the hit film during 1975.

He read one of his poetry “Time” where roar of applause responded from the audience. During interaction he said Nagaland can make English film and popularize as English is the official language within its capacity in the beginning. He encouraged the young and local artistes to have confidence with their works and keep on exploring it till they are recognized.

Sanjay Wadvani British deputy High commissioner Kolkata in his speech as a guest of honour expressed his happiness to be the part of this Hornbill festival. He said this festival is one biggest cultural festival in North East and even in India also. He expressed his pleasure to work with the government of Nagaland and described this festival as one of the friendliest festival environment.

The programme was chaired by Theja Meru Chairman Eastern Art council while brief report was shared by Abu Metha advisor Rattle & hum music society. G. Kamei general manager national film development council ministry of information & broadcasting government of India also present in the programme as guest of honour.

Later, the chief guest inspected all drawing and painting works including those shortlisted for the photographer contest. The gallery will open for the visitors to visit till December 7 the last day of Hornbill festival and the photographer contest result would on that day.

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