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Sekrenyi mini-Hornbill festival culminates

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 27, 2020 11:43 pm
A stall exhibiting crafts at the Sekrenyi mini-Hornbill festival which was conducted from February 25 to the 27th at the local ground in Kohima. (DPRO)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Feb. 27 (EMN):
The three-day Angami Sekrenyi mini-Hornbill festival culminated with a cultural programme that was conducted with the theme, “Exploring Angami’s musical heritage” on Thursday evening at Khuochiezie local ground in Kohima.

Artists performed for the crowd original songs composed in the Tenyiedie dialect, besides and other popular Angami songs during the three-hour musical event.

The curtain opened with an original song contest named the “geizo competition” during which local singers Zapusatuo Pfükrie, Vitouzo Züyie, and Thepfuneituo Tale, Ketousenuo Thami, Keneisenuo Sorhie and Virie, Ledi Yaotsu Sekhose, Pezet Newme, and Vizho Thakro, a full time music director of a church in Dimapur. 

Artists Mengu Suokhrie, Seyievinuo Chuzho, and Vizho Thakro and a three-piece group Coloured Keys also performed for the crowd some of well-known numbers from the community’s singers.

The evening included a special appearance from Atso Chasie, a music educator who performed using ‘Gei-ü,’ an improvised instrument which developed from traditional instruments.

Violinist Vilhou Kezo and guitarists Visietso Yhoshü, Ketoulhoutuo Zuyie and Khriekethozo Sekhose also performed some instrumental pieces.

The eventful night rounded off with “Ara Kezi,” a patriotic song that was sung by the performers along with the special guest and organising committee members comprising personnel of the deputy commissioner’s office in Kohima, and Angami frontal organisations, among others.

Dr. Neiphrezo Keditsu, chairman of the Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Board, attended the three-hour event as the special guest.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 27, 2020 11:43:31 pm