Thursday, June 1, 2023

Musicians Guild Awards on Jun 18 in Kohima


Kohima based Musicians Guild (MG) has announced that it will be organising its second Music Awards on June 18 at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Arts (RCEMPA), Jotsoma.
Announcing this during a press conference at The Heritage, Musicians Guild advisor, Yanpvuo Kikon said that the awards was designed to recognize and encourage artistes who writes and produces original songs.
“We want to encourage more creative people in the state, who are musically inclined and have the creativity to make original music. So that we can have a repository of our music not just traditional ones but even contemporary and other genres,” Kikon said.
He informed that so far, a total of 235 entries from seven Northeastern states have been received for the 11 Award categories which includes: Best Song of the Year, Best Rock Artist, Best Sound Engineer, Best Electronic Artist, Best Gospel Artist, Best Rap/HipHop, Best Pop (Male), Best Pop Duo/Group, Best Music Video, Best Folk Fusion and Best Indie Artist.
Kikon informed that the award was started at the Northeast level as they had envisioned to make Nagaland a creative hub.
Winners in all categories will receive momentos and certificates.
Entry to the award show will be free of cost.
Renowned musician Mengu Suokhrie informed that musicians from other States were also coming to be part of the award ceremony. She said that the award show was one of a kind in the region.
The panel of judges include Indian songwriter and composer Shalmali, Mumbai-based Naga musician Among Jamir and award-winning artiste, producer and composer Karan.
Guest artistes during the ceremony are Nourhe Khate, ZT Slingshot, Asu J ft Imsongdi Imsong, Imliakum Aier & the electric cool kid, Big Dane, Bozio Nienu, Hime, Akhrieze, Mezanuo and Achumla & Albert.
While the award ceremony will be hosted by Ruopfüzhanuo Whiso.
World Music Day on Jun 21
During the press conference, Musicians Guild president, Mele Pucho, informed that it will be organising the 7th “World Music Day” on June 21 at the Heritage, Kohima at 4 p.m.
Musicians Guild member, Kevisa Khamo said the ‘Music Day’ was organized to celebrate musicians and the music industry was slated to be one of the biggest musical events after the Covid-19 pandemic.
He added that after a gap of two years, the upcoming event would be one of the first mega live performances which would be made possible by musicians to celebrate the day.
Musicians Guild disclosed that the group was able to raise a sum of Rs 2,06,000 as relief which was distributed to various districts in the State to mitigate the plight of the people affected by the pandemic.


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