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Abiogenesis tours Europe

Abiogenesis tours Europe
August 21, (Agencies) | Publish Date: 8/21/2019 12:12:12 PM IST

 Abiogenesis from Nagaland had a successful tour to Europe where they enthralled the Europeans with their brand of Naga Howey Music and Bamhum. The first gig was on August 16 at the Von Krahli Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia, the Northermost of the three Baltic States. 

The show commenced with a welcome speech by the first secretary of the Embassy of India to Finland and Estonia, Nirmal Kumar Chawdhary, who also thanked the crowd. The foot thumping show which was slated for one hour went on for one and half long hours with the crowd cheering for more. After the show, curiosity arose among fans to take a glance at the Bamhum and to try for it. Tallinn’s concert was organised by Estonian Indian Friendship Society, the Indian Embassy in Finland and ICCR.

On August 17, the band left for Helsinki, the capital city of Finland.

The 4th India Day, an annual event in Finland was celebrated on August 18 at the popular Kaisaniami Park. There were a host of activities and programmes where the show of the Abiogenesis also kicked off in the afternoon to the delight of the ten thousand plus cheering responsive crowd who sang along with the band. India Day is a celebration of music, dance, food and tourism. With Abiogenesis headlining the festival, many other professional music and dance group from Finland were also invited to perform.

The band also had interaction session with Her Excellency, Vani S. Rao, ambassador of the Indian Embassy to Finland. She reminded the band members that the Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori was impressed and that he never expected such music from Inida.

Abiogenesis comprises of Arenla Subong on vocals & bamhum, Moa Subong on guitar, bamhum & harmonica, Meren Tzudir on bass & Tikzik and Neilalung Gonmei on drums. On both the shows, people have shown keen interest on Howey music and Bamhum, the bamboo musical instrument for which Moa received the National Award in 2017 for the invention.

India Day was jointly organised by Soumi-Intia-Seurary (Finnish Indian Society), Indian Regional Associations and members of Indian community with overall supervision by the Indian Embassy in Finland. The event was attended by the Mayor of Helsinki, Ambassador of Palestine, dignitaries, senior officials and celebrities where some of them were also invited to talk.

 

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