‘Naga Ethnomusic Center’ would be inaugurated on November 25, 11am at Chumpo Museum, Sovima, 6th mile, Dimapur.
Fr. Abraham Lotha, Ph. D, director, Chumpo Museum said that ‘Naga Ethnomusic Center’ would build and archive a collection of Naga music for future generations, to promote the study of the diverse body of Naga music and provide access, consultation to researchers of the ethnic history and origin of Naga music, offer contextual, socio-cultural interpretations about the complexities of Naga music, foster interaction between musicians and listeners to better understand and appreciate the indigenous art forms of Naga music and to invite Nagas to come to listen to and more fully appreciate their own music history.
Stating this new initiative would cater to the needs of the Nagas in the field of music as there are no cultural institutions, college or universities in Nagaland where talented Nagas could do researches to broaden the diverse range of Nagas ethnic music, Fr, Abraham said ‘Naga Ethnomusic Center’ at Chumpo museum has already started to gather, document and archive all genres of Naga music from traditional to modern folks to pop music.
Meanwhile, the director has requested Naga musicians to donate their work to be archived at the Center for researchers, ethnomusicologists, future Naga generations, and for the preservation and understanding of Naga culture and art.