Six music bands from Manipur and Sikkim will perform during the fourth leg of Rhythms & Aromas of Northeast at Town hall in Ukhrul on January 10 to compete and get selected and further perform at 4th Guwahati International Music Festival 2020 in Guwahati.
The bands who will be competing on January 10 are Salt and Light Travelling Band, Echoes of Mercy Band, Oking Band and the Antic Molecule Band from Manipur and Granite Yard Band and solo artist Ridgex from Sikkim. Selected artistes will also undergo intensive mentorship by industry experts and the chance to perform with music legends of Asia.
The first state-level music audition for artists from Assam and Nagaland was held in Dimapur on December 30, 2019. After Nagaland, auditions were held in Aizawl on January 4, Shillong on January 7.
Eastern Beats Music Society – a prominent socio-cultural organization working for promotion of NE culture and establishment of new vistas with other countries, especially Asia – announced the launch of its highly ambitious and a first-of-its-kind Pan-Asian music project ‘Rhythms and Aromas of Northeast India’. Under the project which is being held with the support of North Eastern Council, Shillong, the society is calling for auditions from talented artists and musicians from the 8 states of Northeast India to be a part of a unique exercise which will culminate with the 4th Guwahati International Music Festival 2020.
‘Rhythms & Aromas of Northeast India’ is being held in multiple stages across the entire region where local talents will be identified, mentored, groomed and provided a stage to perform alongside celebrated artists of the region and other parts of the country. The mammoth three months long exercise also includes a unique music conference where stakeholders of the music industry will be invited to deliberate on latest musical trends as well as the business side of music.