Music Of Nagaland Charms MyanmarJune 4th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Music has no boundaries and no language bar! This has been proved once again by a band from one of the north eastern states of the country. “Abiogenesis’, a band from the state of Nagaland, has recently performed at the National Theatre in Myanmar and earned much applause from the neighboring country.
It was a rare event, where Abiogenesis, charmed the music loving people of Myanmar with their brand of Howey music and a new wind musical instrument, the Bamhum. On 28th of May, they captivated the audience with their music at the National Theatre, Yangon while on 30th again, they performed at the National Theatre, Mandalay.
Surprisingly, the music lovers of that country filled up the 1500 capacity hall even when it was raining heavily. The city streets were flooded with the rain water with traffic stuck in a rut. The band played an hour and a half, starting at 6.30 pm, half an hour later than the schedule, on account of the rains.
The concert at Yangon, was inaugurated by the wife of the Indian Ambassador Mrs Sen. She was accompanied by the Director of the Ministry of Culture, Myanmar.
All the band members were presented with bouquets at the end of the concert by His Excellency Shri Aloke Sen, Ambassador of India, Myanmar. The Director, Ministry of Culture of the Myanmar Government also presented special gifts to the band members.
Abiogenesis performed the original songs from their Grammy Award nominated Howey albums in both the concerts. They sang songs from the album “Aeon Spell’ released by Saregama in 2007 and from the album “Rustic Relish’ released in 2008.
The crowd specially liked two songs from their yet to be released album “Sliced of Heaven’. The new musical instrument “Bamhum’ captivated the audiences as the vocalist Arenla performed with this. Moa supported Arenla on guitar and Bamhum, Daniel performed as the lead guitarist, Larry on Bass and Imli rocked on the drums.
Indian Council for Cultural relations, New Delhi sponsored the tour. The Indian Embassy in Myanmar in Yangon facilitated the tour with the Consul General of India, Mandalay in association with the Ministry of Culture, Union of Myanmar.
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