Nagaland to host 4th Asia Music Summit
KOHIMA — The 4th edition of the Asia Music Summit (AMS) is set to be held in Kohima from February 1 to the 3rd. The music conference is being organised by MusicConnect Asia in collaboration with the Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA).
“All the preparations are on war footing,” said the chairman of TaFMA, Theja Meru, on Monday during an interaction with the media. He informed that the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, will attend the opening ceremony at Capital Cultural Hall as the special guest.
Meru extended invitations to all citizens of Kohima, music schools in and around Kohima, and other districts to participate in the event. He mentioned that there would be free entry for the inaugural function.
“I am very grateful to the Chief Minister for his support, inspiration and leadership, and we are doing all this under his guidance,” he said, adding that this is the biggest music event for the state in many years. He also thanked Abu Metha, advisor to the Chief Minister of Nagaland and chairman of the Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN).
He informed that the summit is going to be a three-day “Knowledge Extravaganza,” during which 10–12 festival directors from around the world will share their expertise.
Registration for delegates will be open at 3:00 PM at Capital Cultural Hall, Kohima, on February 1, and it will continue to be open for interested delegates at RCEMPA on February 2 from 8:30 onwards.
People who have not registered online can still do so on the spot, according to Meru. The event will have workshops, mentoring sessions, panel discussions, business, networking, one-on-one sessions, and other activities.
It will be held at RCEMPA Jotsoma on February 2 and 3.
It was announced that 12 countries have confirmed their participation in the summit, i.e., Japan, Santiago de Chile, Ontario-Canada, Portugal, Italy, Jordan, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.
The summit is designed for bands, agents/band managers, musicians, music institute heads, music teachers, talent managers, event management companies, music producers, songwriters, music enthusiasts, music labels, and music festival directors.
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