‘Toxic’ from Mon district won the first ever State level Ethnic Fusion Music competition which was held coinciding with the Yimchunger festival ‘Tsungkamneo’. The event was organized by the Backward Area People Development Society (BAPDA) held on January 16 at parade ground Tuensang.
‘System’ from Kiphire and ‘Task’ from Tuensang won the second and third positions respectively, while the best guitarist was won by Thsundang from ‘Forsythia’, best bassist was received by Sunny from ‘Toxic’, Samuel from ‘Toxic’ was adjudged the best vocalist and Sunep from ‘Dynastic Draconian’ won the title of best drummer.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, additional deputy commissioner Tuensang Abhishek Prakash encouraged the participants to preserve their talents and compete in various levels of competition.
He also lauded the organisers for promoting the people in to the new challenging world and expressed hope that more promotional competition would be carried in the near future for the upliftment of the people at large.
The panel of the judges for the competition included Longden from Dimapur, Sunny and Toshi from Tuensang while the guest artist were Kumrila Yimchunger and Temyenchila, winner of the star kids 2008.
The eight bands who participated in the 1st state level ethnic fusion music competition include, ‘Task’ from Tuensang, ‘Toxic’ from Mon, ‘The System’ from Kiphire, ‘Crying soul’ from Tuensang, ‘Quasars’, ‘Dynastic Draconian’, ‘Forsythia’ and ‘East Ranger’ from Tuensang.
The winner walked away with a cash prize of Rs 15,000 while the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up received Rs 10,000 and 5,000 respectively. The individual prizes were sponsored by Unitex Inc, Encore music store Dimapur, Thonger Communication Centre Tuensang and Wacky collection Tuensang.