Good ol’ Blues n’ Roll marks day-5 Hornbill festivities
Dimapur, December 5
The fifth day of the ongoing Hornbill Festival in Kohima town was marked by music entertainment from Naga musicians. Bands such as East Wind Wood, Blueprint and veteran musicians entertained the crowd on December 4 with a menu that included everything from country to the Blues. The bands also presented instrumental performances.Local band Alobo Naga & The Band also performed a number of original songs including those scheduled to be released in February 2014. Special guests from Meghalaya, the blues rock group Soulmate took the stage and threw the crowd into a good time. The event was organised by the Nagaland government’s Music Task Force under the department of Youth Resources & Sports.
Hornbill Int’l Rock Contest starts
Hornbill International Rock Contest will commence in Kohima on December 6, Friday. The highly profile rock contest presented mobile services Airtel will commenced on Friday at Naga Solidarity Park in Kohima town with 27 bands vying for the big prizes. The contest has bands from India and abroad taking part in the competition.
All the participating bands are to report by 10.00 am on Friday (December 6) for draw of lots and sequence on the main stage at the Naga Solidarity Park. The lottery will be followed by briefings from Music Task Force’s Project Director G Chishi. Auditions will take place on December 6, 7, 8 and 9.
The grand finale will be on December 10.
The rock contest is a part of the annual Hornbill Festival.
A concert and a ball
The ‘Hornbill Charity Concert-cum-Ball’ for the benefit of Philippines Typhoon victims and Nagaland Conservatory of Music was held on December 4 in the Bamboo Hall in Kisama Heritage village. Commissioner & Secretary for Tourism Himato Zhimomi gave a brief introduction about the concert. The event was a collaboration of the department of Tourism with local institution Nagaland Conservatory of Music.
The choir of Nagaland Conservatory of Music choir performed a number of songs that featured hits from legendary musicians such as the ABBA, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The concert also included performances by violinist Joey Woch, the pianist Noel Dela Rosa, Soprano Judy Senolos Honor and Guitarist Normando Villas Jr.
A cheque of 5 lakhs was given away as funds for relief of people affected by the recent cyclone in Philippines. The cheque was handed over to a representative of the Ambassador of Philippines.
Dancing Colors from the Old
The fifth day of the ongoing Hornbill Festival 2013, at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, was marked by colourful cultural performances by various cultural troupes representing different tribes of Nagaland.
Highlights of the of the morning session included ‘First Day Of Baby Feeding’ by Lephori Village Cultural Troupe, ‘Shum-Shu-Yangkhu’ by Nangland Cultural Troupe Society, ‘Myingthung’ by N/Longidang Youth Cultural Troupe, ‘Nuku Phit Khi’ by Kiutanso Cultural Club, Huker Village, ‘Folksong’ by Western Angami Cultural Troupe, ‘Cham Jiipii’ by Angphang Dancing Group, Mon, ‘Ei-Lemye’ by Patso Village Cultural Club, ‘Bagurumba’ by Mech Kachari Cultural Troupe and ‘Top Spinning Game’ by Noksen Village Cultural Society.
The afternoon session was marked by cultural performances of ‘Siih Tshiih/Ceka Tsusii’ by Phusachodu Village Cultural Troupe, ‘Molashishiba’ by Longsalong Cultural Club, ‘Khong Ki- Kong’ by Kuki Cultural Troupe, Bungsang, ‘Npe Kap Be Hoi’ by New Jalukie Cultural Club , ‘The Jakol-Kala’ by Garo Cultural Society, Dimapur, Hebo Cultural Society, ‘Hooto, Hooto, Adiizii’ by Sangsomong Village Yangtsung Cultural Club and ‘Ayi Kechi’ by Tesophenyu Cultural Group.
Meat is Masterchef’s third round menu
The Hornbill Masterchef Competition in Kisama, a part of the Hornbill Festival’s showcase of Naga ethnic cuisines, held its third round today. In the day’s competition, cooking was based on Moatsii festival of the Ao Naga tribe. Six contestants participated in the live show. The six contenders chose fresh meat and dry meat covering such as pork, chicken, fish and beef and other various kinds of crop vegetables and wild edible leaves. The allotted time was three hours for the competitors to complete their creations.
They had to prepare their dishes so as it had to come out with the real aroma and taste of the traditional Ao Naga food.
The ultimate winner for the coveted title will be decided after the 7th round to be held on December 9.
Six chefs, assisted by the students of Hotel Management of Global Open University in Dimapur, are in the hunt for the title.
Nzano Tungoe, who is being assisted by Apam Hungyo, emerged the winner in the Ao Naga dish round.
The ultimate winner of the Hornbill Master Chef will be decided after the 7th round, depending on the points the competitors earn during the preceding rounds. The other chefs in the hunt are Yenrothung Odyuo – assisted by Themchuingam, Temjen Imsong – assisted by Asen Aier, Kigomchube Heraang – assisted by Takalemla, Ayang Imchen – assisted by R.N. Iknguira and Limala Sangtam – assisted by Sungtina Jamir.
The judges for this year’s Hornbill Master Chef are Chef Chenti Phom, Chef Joel Basumatari and Sentila Yanger.
Christmas choir fest in NEZCC ground
Programme Production Centre (North East) Doordarshan of Guwahati and the North East Zone Cultural Centre of Dimapur is organizing a ‘Christmas Choir Festival’ to be held in NEZCC’s ground on December 6 at 3 pm.
Choral groups from the North Eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim will present Christmas songs in the festival. The governor of Nagaland and Manipur Dr Ashwani Kumar will inaugurate the festival. Doordarshan will telecast the festival in DD-1 and DD-13 (NESC) LIVE.
Bamboo mission pitches sale, music and music into Hornbill fever
The Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) is organizing the ‘Hornbill Bamboo Carnival’ at the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, in Sovima village under Dimapur from 6 December 6 to 8.
A communiqué received here Thursday from the NBDA said that the theme for the event is “Bamboo, Art, Food and Music.” The carnival has been specially organized for exhibition and sale of bamboo items of various kinds including indigenous products and numerous other stalls which will be put up by different individuals, entrepreneurs and self-help groups, the government agency said.
The three-day carnival will also witness live music to be performed by almost 14 bands including local bands Alobo Naga and a group called Semper Soul from USA. Coupled with “tons of food and good music” in the sprawling campus of the NBRC, this carnival promises an exciting getaway for bamboo aficionados, families and tourists, the organizers said.
With its objective of building lives, the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency is devoted in promoting bamboo crafts and enterprise around the State, a success story in the making.
The Hornbill Bamboo Carnival is opened to the public and the organizers seek the support and ‘patronage’ of the administration, police and the public in general to make it a grand success. “With the overwhelming support flowing in from various quarters already especially from bamboo enthusiasts, artists and musicians, this carnival is expected to draw in a huge crowd with its food stalls and live music, and will be an excellent time for family and children too. Daily timing is from 11 am to 7 pm.” The NBDA has invites all to be a part of the wonderful event and to “witness the intricate mastery in some of the bamboo crafts that has been traditionally inspired and industrially developed.” For more information, the public can contact the NBDA at the phone numbers 03862-241305 or at 9436017533 or 9436000471.