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Korea-India fest on Dec 2

(L to R) -Theja Meru, director, Korea-India festival, Dr. Nicky Kire, adviser, Music Task Force (MTF) and Abu Metha, producer, Korea- India festival addressing a press conference at Dream Café, Kohima. (NP)
Published on 15 Nov. 2008 11:44 PM IST
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Come December 2, the state will witness the Korea-India festival at New Secretariat plaza, Kohima. “This is one truly international festival which is jointly collaborated by government of Korea and government of Nagaland” said Abu Metha, producer, Korea- India festival while addressing a press conference on Saturday at Dream café, Kohima, adding the state will be hosting an international event. The show is managed by renowned event management team XL. Dr. Nicky Kire, adviser Music Task Force (MTF) lauded the effort and initiative of the state chief minister as well as for making the Korea-India festival to be held on December 2, a reality. He also said there are tremendous talents among Naga youths in the field of music and called upon them to expose their talents and to find way of becoming professionals, earning fame for the state and country at various levels. “A total of 15 delegates from Korea led by Lee Sung Wan, vice President of Ariang TV will be coming to Nagaland”, disclosed Theja Meru, director Korea-India festival. Top Korean celebrity singer and dancer VJ Isak (VJ of Pops in Seoul) and renowned singer Ilac, local artists and Boomerang band from Mizoram, he said, will take the stage on December 2. “There will also a special event for the clubbers and all music lovers with VJ Isac on December 3 at 3.00 pm at Kisama, Korean Booth” he added. Airang TV, under the department of Youth Affairs and Culture, government of Korea, has million viewers world wide in 180 countries. An interesting feature of the festival will be solo competition where 10 Nagas singers will vie for prizes to be given by Airang TV. “These are the Naga youth who will be singing (solo) in Korean”, Theja Meru disclosed. Abu Metha, Producer Korea-India festival said the festival would bring people closer with better understanding and friendship amongst the people of Korea and Nagaland. There are plans to carry forward the festival, he said, and revealed that as a follow up, next year, a team from Nagaland would go to Korea. Besides, various artists from of Mizoram and Manipur will also take part in the event. “The concert will also witness Manipuri sword dance, and performance by various local artists, he added. The organizers are expecting a huge turn out for the Korea-India festival. (Correspondent)

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