Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Abu Metha graces open folk song, fusion competition


Advisor to chief minister of Nagaland, Abu Metha graced the first “All Nagaland Open Folk Song and Folk Fusion Competition” as the special guest at Khuzama playground on November 5. The event was organised by Kekhrie Krotho Khuzama in collaboration with the TaFMA. The competition was conducted under five categories and participated by five tribes.
Addressing at the inaugural programme, Abu Metha appealed the organisers to make the event an annual programme for further promotion to national and international events.
Organising the first state level folk song and folk fusion competition, Abu Metha also shared on the tourists’ potential in the village and informed that it would rope in many opportunities and job avenues adding that this region has tremendous scope of tourism additionally because of the Hornbill Festival.
While commenting on the road condition, he said “once the community and citizens extended their supports and cooperation to remove the hurdle, the roads would improve as the government is also on the job and very soon, road will be good as the possibility are infinite”.
Metha also added that TaFMa was on the mandate to take up the activities and promote rich Naga culture and heritage. Later, special guest also inspected the stall exhibition and visited Pucho Hibo Museum in the village.
Chief event manager, Nunese Sale informed that the event was organised with an objective to preserve and promote the rich culture and heritage and also to give platform in collaboration with the local artistes to showcase their skills and talents.
He also informed that through this event, it will also give an opportunity and platform to local entrepreneurs to display their products.
TaFMA advisor, Theja Meru conveyed special greeting and the programme was hosted by Natalia Rhütso, organizing committee. Joint director (TI), NSACS, Dr. Bernice Thaprü, also delivered short speech.
In the folk fusion competition, Seyiekolie Beio emerged as the winner and Thejariano won under-12 category; Vilazonuo Rutsa won the solo folk song while Tikhir folk fusion won the group folk fusion; and Tsahoro Kro won group folk song.
The judges were, music studies from the Philippines (Composition and Conducting), Gideon Thono, singer and songwriter and music producer, Mengu Soukhrie and artiste & guitarist, Mhaseve Tetseo.

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