Event Factory, Nagaland will be hosting an international concert on September 29 at DDSC stadium with an all star band from LA consisting of Gilby Clarke guitarist and vocalist from the acclaimed rock band Guns and Roses, guitarist from Alice Cooper, Slash and Snake Pit Eric Dover, bassist from LA Guns Muddy Stardust and the drummer from White Lion Troy Patrick who visited Dimapur in the later part of last year.
The event is being sponsored by the department of art and culture and music task force (YRS) in association with Zion Hospital, Dimapur. Speaking to media persons at Café Destination, assistant manager of Event Factory, Moanungsang said the proceeds of the concert would go towards helping children born with cleft lips, palettes and birth defects.
The stars would be visiting the hospital and interacting with the children and the doctors.The band will also hold a one of a kind interaction with local musicians on September 28 at Highway 39, conference hall which would be free of cost. The assistant manager said that interaction would help aspiring local artists to get to know the stars and at the same time provide a platform for them to take their knowledge of music to the other level. The factory has invited all local artists to join the workshop.
Event Factory, director Atsunglir said tickets for the concert have been priced nominally at Rs. 300 and people who come first would get seats upfront. Eximious and OFF from Kohima would perform the opening acts.
Event manager, Ringo Odyuo briefing on the key concepts of the show said the event was organized with the aim of putting Nagaland onto mainstream National Rock map of the country, to hearten and promote the foray of Naga musicians into the national and international market, to generate awareness in music business by providing musicians with an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry professionals, to encourage musicians to develop originality and uniqueness and to generate job avenues by professionalizing the music industry. (Staff Reporter)