Singers from Assam, Nagaland and Manipur to perform at India International centre

Bhupen Hazarika compositions to be highlighted

Date: 18.02.2012

Time: 18.30 onwards

The India International Centre and the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research bring together singers and musicians from the North East in a musical evening to pay tribute to the legendary Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, perform some of his repertoire as well as their own compositions. The performances are on February 18 at the IIC main auditorium.

The performers include Mayukh Hazarika, nephew of the great singer, his wife, Laili Dutta-Hazarika, with a team of musicians from Guwahati, and Rabindra Kalita, Executive Director Marketing, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd., who is a well-known amateur singer in Assamese.

From Nagaland come the remarkable Nagaland Singing Ambassadors under Lipokmar Tzudir, who have performed across India, singing 19th and 20th century choral compositions. From Manipur is the ‘father’ of the Naga blues, Rewben Mashangva, who has revived the musical traditions of his Tangkhul community. He is accompanied by his son, Saka.

The program is supported by the OIL India Ltd and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and is part of C-NES’ sustained efforts to bring different aspects of the.NER, including its cultures, to the knowledge and understanding of larger audiences across the country.

For details:

Priyamrita Chatterjee, C-nes priyamrita@c-nes.org. Tel. 011-26271426

Program officer, IIC: 011-24619431

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