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Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Koko Savino

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Nov 25, 2021 8:44 pm
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Koko Savino

Koko Savino is an upcoming artist from Dimapur, who has been garnering a lot of attention through her beautiful and soulful voice. She is also a music teacher by profession.

Eastern Mirror shares Koko Savino’s musical journey in today’s Rhythm of Love

Eastern Mirror: Could you introduce yourselves to our readers and walk us through your musical journey?

Hi, my name is Koko Savino. I am an upcoming artist from Dimapur. I got introduced to music at a very young age. Ever since then, I started learning and teaching music hand-in-hand. Music for the most part has always been my strongest weapon of self expression.

Eastern Mirror: Which genre of music do you prefer to sing?

Koko Savino: My taste in music varies greatly as I love experimenting with different genres. But I usually find myself gravitating towards pop, jazz and soul music.

Koko Savino

Eastern Mirror: Who has been the most important influence on your career in music?

Koko Savino: The one person who greatly influenced my musical career would be my music teacher, Pauline Wajri.

Eastern Mirror: Which particular music genre do you think would suit you best in terms of your voice and interest?

Koko Savino: As mentioned earlier, definitely pop, jazz and soul influenced by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Shy Martin, Norah Jones, Novo Amor, Alicia Keys etc

Eastern Mirror: Do you have any limitations that you’re actively working to improve?

Koko Savino: I’ve always been fascinated by the art of storytelling through songs but it’s something I’ve always struggled with.  Hence, I am still trying to learn and improve the art of songwriting.

Eastern Mirror: Performing and teaching are the two common careers in music. From your perspective, what is the current scenario of Nagaland regarding these two categories? 

Koko Savino: Music in general has always been considered as a secondary option in our society. However with time the music scene in Nagaland has evolved. It’s quite hopeful to see lots of cultural events and underground music scene happening in our state. Musicians are getting a base to perform or showcase their art. Furthermore, teaching music seems positive and favourable as lots of music establishments and institutions are being set up. In short, we have a long way to go and I am hopeful and optimistic towards a much more positive change.

Eastern Mirror: If you hadn’t chosen music, what would have been your alternate profession?

Koko Savino: My alternate profession would be a paediatrician.

Eastern Mirror: Which artiste from Nagaland are you most impressed by as a musician?

Koko Savino: This is hard to answer because there are undoubtedly a lot of good artists in Nagaland. Each artist has their own story to express in the form of their art and that itself, is awe-inspiring.

Eastern Mirror: According to you, what is the best way to promote yourself as a music artiste in Nagaland?

Koko Savino: Make good music, be more social, create good content and perform more live gigs.

Eastern Mirror: Do you have any musical projects lined up for the near future?

Koko Savino: Yes I do. If God willing I am planning to release my debut single soon. Apart from that, I also have many exciting collaborations with some fantastic musicians lined up.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Nov 25, 2021 8:44:00 pm