Music extravaganza for change in Mnp
IMPHAL, February 2
[dropcap]A[/dropcap] musical campaign for change has been formally launched by holding a mini but meaningful musical show in front of a small gathering at the Tribal Research Institute at Chingmeirong in Imphal this afternoon.
The meaningful musical campaign was organised by musical campaigners on the theme ‘Winning peace together’ in collaboration with the a Change Support Group and Folk Art and Cutlural Guild Manipur.Tangkhul folk musician, Rewben Mashangva, who is popularly known as Hao music exponent and Manipur’s popular protest song singing band Imphal Talkies, enthralled the gathering with a sequence of wonderful covers of Bob Marley such as ‘One love one heart’ and their self composed songs in English, Meitilon (manglan meaning dream and Brindavan) and Tangkhul melody followed by guitarists Sachidananda Angom and G Hemchandra’s mind blowing instrumentals.
“The musical campaign was launched in order to make a change in our society by changing our mindsets,” says folk musician Guru Rewben Mashangva. “This is just a beginning. We want to perform infront of a maximum of 100 people listeners so that half of them understand our message.”
Sharing a similar sentiment, a student leader, Anderia Anal, informed the gathering that it is not an easy task to make a change. It is a tough task. But we should not remain silent as we need to go with out motives.
“No foreigners will not change the system. It’s you, me and we can make a change the system in region. We should not be the victim of future,” the student leader felt.
General Secretary of Indigenous Democratic Front P Khamkhan Thuam, General Secretary of All Manipur Tribal Union Bungdon Romeo, General Secretary of All Tribal Students Union Manipur Vareiso Satshang and others attended the inauguration of the musical campaign wherein social activist Ngachonmi Chamroy’s fax message on the issue of change was distributed to the delegates.