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Hornbill Festival to welcome performers from around the world

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Nov 23, 2023 8:43 pm
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Closing ceremony of the Hornbill Festival on Dec. 10, 2022 (EM images)

KOHIMA — The Hornbill Festival 2023 is around the corner and set to present artistes from Columbia, the United States of America, Germany and South Korea, besides artistes from the state and across the country.

The main Hornbill stage, Kisama, will feature over 40 acts comprising more than 800 artistes throughout the ten-day premier festival, which is held every year from December 1 to 10. 

The Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) has announced that “this year’s edition will see the participation of bands from Germany, USA, Colombia and South Korea and some of the biggest names in the Indian music scene”. The 24th edition of the Hornbill Music Festival is being presented by Toyota.

In a series of updates on the X micro-blogging site on Thursday, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio announced that the ‘country partners’ for this year’s edition include Germany, the US, and Colombia, and extended a warm welcome to the participating countries.

 The rock band ELM Tree is set to perform from Germany, and the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata will showcase well-known German film productions at the Film Festival. Additionally, Nagaland will host a German Business delegation for a round table discussion with the Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN), he wrote on X.

 “We are looking forward to another great Hornbill Festival and hope this partnership will strengthen collaboration between the two countries as we look forward to greater bilateral ties and increased people-to-people contact,” Rio said.

The chief minister also informed that it is hosting an American music band and delegates from the USA to be participating in a number of events at the ‘Festival of Festivals.’

“We have always had a positive relationship with the Americans and through this partnership we are hopeful that the two countries will come closer together for mutual benefit and enhanced collaborations,” Rio stated.

In a separate update, he informed performers and cultural ambassadors from Colombia will be featured in the music events of the festival. He hoped the partnership would add more value and diversity to the festival and forward to greater collaboration between the two countries.

The lineup for the Hornbill Music Festival includes Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Nagaland Ensemble, Elm Tree Circle (Germany), Los Rolling Ruanas (Colombia), Ananya Birla, Larry Yazzie (USA), Alobo Naga and the band, Trance Effect, Squadron, Rain in Sahara, Arenlong Longkumer, Anoushka Maskey, Street Stories, G Hill’s Finest ft Snam Rangsa, Frizzell D’ Souza, Papersky, Adil Manuel Collective Rhythms of the Earth (Samvaad), Version 2, Sugandha Garg (Wynk studio artist), Bawari Basanti (Wynk studio artist), Raveen Paul (Wynk studio artist), Himani Kapoor (Wynk studio artist), The Tutelary Golmaegi (South Korea), TK Lemtur, Power faith, Seyie Intrepid, Zoe Choir, Bright Lights, Delhi Public School Choir, K3M, Cantamus Choir, Fifth Note, Hope Academy choir, Annie’s Ok, Stardust, Fatal attraction, Nagaland Collective, and Nagaland Folkloric Group.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Nov 23, 2023 8:43:26 pm
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