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Choir Conducting and Voice workshop underway in Dimapur
The four-day workshop organised by TaFMA in collaboration with Embassy of Latvia India will conclude on Nov. 11
Dimapur, Nov. 8 (EMN): An intensive workshop on Choir Conducting and Voice was inaugurated by HE Artis Bertulis, Ambassador of Latvia to India and Abu Metha, Advisor to the Chief Minister of Nagaland on Monday at Mountain Music academy in Dimapur.
The four-day workshop (November 8-11), is being organised by Task force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) in collaboration with Embassy of Latvia India.
The workshop includes live performances, master classes, techniques, individual lessons, live choir sessions and others, following which there will be a concert at RCEMPA Jotsoma on November 13.
HE Artis Bertulis acknowledged the state government for their cooperation, vision and support. ‘We are building this long bridge of love for music and songs of the country of Latvia and Nagaland,’ he said.
He also expressed his admiration of the Nagas for their love for arts and music in particular. He shared that during his previous visit, they had shared their future intention and aspirations which has now become a reality.
He further expressed that young talents from remote village needs to get recognised at an early age.
Abu Metha expressed his gratitude to the Latvia government for believing and being friends of the Naga people.
‘Your presence here will motivate and be an aspiration to our people,’ he added.
He also expressed that Nagas will forever remember the solidarity that they have extended during the pandemic.
Lady wife of Artis Bertulis, Esmeralda Bertule who also spoke during the programme stressed on the choral festival of Latvia and said that it is based on folk music and folk dance. She encouraged the choir to come and participate in Latvia and also asked them to continue promoting the choral culture.
The resource persons for the workshop are Gints Ceplenieks, Inita Kamarute, and Egils Jakobsons. Kekhrie Ringa was the chairperson for the inaugural programme with a special performance by Bright Lights.