It takes more than learning an instrument to be able to play with other musicians and to perform live on a stage. Aries Music and Sound Foundation in its effort to boost aspiring and upcoming musicians once again organised its annual event-the 7th summer jam 2009 here in Dimapur. Participants mostly young students who came all the way from Zunheboto, Phek, Tuensang and Kohima including Medziphema, Chumukedima and Dimapur proved that they got talent and was ready to expand their skills and see what it’s like to play in a stage.
The youngest band among the 32 bands ‘Project of Evolution’ (KABC) from Kohima rocked the show awing other contestants who were greeted by cheers. The songs each band choose to sing ranged from rock to metal with high pitch voice, and making a howling noise which, only a musician could comprehend.
Judges for this year’s summer jam was the very own winners of 6th summer jam 2008 -‘Melodrama’ the 1st runners up of National Campus Rock Idol 2008.
First position went to Felicity (ZBC, Near East P.S), 2nd position was bagged by Fourth Origin (Dimapur) and third position went to Azure Delusion (PWD, Kohima). Melodrama will join in the music video album with the selected bands of the 7th Summer Jam 2009. Earlier, Director, Music Task Force, Kohima, Gugs Chishi, who attended the morning session delivered words of encouragement to the contestants
21 Bands Selected for Vol I & II Music Video Album '09
1st.Felicity (ZBC, Near East P.S, Dimapur).
2nd.Fourth Origin (Dimapur).
3rd.Azure Delusion (PWD, Kohima).
4th.Project of Evolution (KABC, Kohima).
5th. Infinite Scorn (Lower Chandmari,Kohima).
6th.Metanous Pulse (Officer’s hill,Kohima).
7th. Against all Odds (Raj Bhavan, Kohima).
8th. Trojan’s (Kohima).
9th. Forecast Fall (Rio Colony, Dimapur).
10th. Psychonic (Old medical B,Tuensang)
11th.New Noise (Chumukedima)
12th.Rising Faith (Kitsubozou, Kohima).
13th.Malice Aforethought (PWD, Kohima)
15th.Detritus (Para Medical, Kohima).
16th.Steadfast (Lower Chandmari, Kohima).
17th.Evolution of Strings (Upper Chandmari,Kohima).
18th.Legend Signs (Chandmari, Kohima).
19th.Silly Rusticks (Agri Forest Colony, Kohima).
20th.Black Creepers (Dimapur).
21th.Lambs of God (Zunheboto).
Listed below are bands that get a chance to record their songs:
Out for the Count (lower PWD, Kohima).
Atsil (Pwd, Medziphema).
Dark Soul (Diphupar).
Deuteronomy (Para Medical, Kohima).
Dynastic Draconian (Kuda Village, Dimapur).