Going nationally, Rattle and Hum Music Society in association with Rolling Stone would hold a concert (The Hand Shake Concert) at St. Andrew Auditorium, Bandra Mumbai on June 21 starting 7pm on the occasion of World Music day.
Briefing media about the upcoming concert on Monday at Dream Café, Kohima, Rattle & Hum Music Society, president Theja Meru and patron Khriehu Liezietsu informed the concert has been organized in partnership with the Rolling Stone magazine of Mumbai, with an aim to build friendship and to promote and exchange of culture with the mainland.
Theja said vision of events was to celebrate music, unite musicians from across the country and promote values of peace and friendship and also revealed the concert was an initiative of Rattle and Hum Vision 2010, launched by state governor K. Sankaranarayanan in 2008.
Meanwhile, chief sponsor of the concert include department of art and culture, and Nagaland and Bamboo Agency (NBDA), while the other sponsors and partners include Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS), India Post, Radio One and myspace.com. The event patrons are Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, T. R. Zeliang, Kuzholuzo Nienu, Yitachu, Khriehu Liezietsu, K.C Angami, Swarai Meru, Avituo Sekhose, Zaputuo Khezhie, Rokosalie Angami and Hekani Jakhalu
Altogether 10 Naga musicians would be participating in the event. They would share stage with Grammy Award Winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and popular bands like Soulmate from Shillong and Hipnotribe from Mumbai.Artists from Nagaland include Cultural Vibrants, Tetseo sisters, Asin and Eximious. Entry to the concert would be “free”.
It may be recalled here that last year on “World Music Day”, Rattle and Hum Music Society organized a concert in Guwahati, sponsored by NEZCC which drew a massive crowd. In 2010 Rattle & Hums hopes to organize World Music Day Celebration in New Delhi. For more information about the artists, event and Rattle & Hum one can log on to www.rattlenhum.com.