New Delhi, Sep.27: People from the northeast living in Delhi were recently treated to music played by popular bands from different parts of the northeast at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium here.
Rewben Mashangva, the King of Naga Folk Blues, got the crowds going with his electrifying performance.
Mashangva’s song “No More Killing” sent a message to come together and stay united.
Mashangva’s popularity is not restricted to Nagaland or the northeast, but is growing all over the world.
Interacting with media, he said, “The song is telling people to stop fighting with each other and come together to share a single platform. It is about reconciliation and that is why it is named No More Killing.”
Mashangva is playing an elemental role in giving a new life to the age-old Tanghkul music traditions, and is spreading it across the world.
One of the visitors, Mike, said, “Northeast musician are very talented and they are very professional. I enjoy the music, they are awesome.”
The evening saw performances by several bands like Purple Fusion, Alobo Naga, Redolent, Towering faith, Soz Beatz and Mark Handerson.
Music dominated the evening and attracted people from different tribes and communities, sending out a message of unity and solidarity.
Mhathung Odyuo, a member, Purple Fusion Band, said, “I would like to send out a message to the youth to stay away from the violence, and promote peace and love through music.”
Another musician, Kanzingmei, from the band Towering Faith, said the concert was a good platform for his band.
“As a musician or lover of music, we all have come here together and shared the same platform. It is a great platform for us. It’s not only about our performances, but it brings togetherness among the musician,” he added.
During the concert, a young Naga troupe also performed the Maring “War Dance,” showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Naga tribes.
More than 3000 people participated in the concert that was organized under the aegis of Indigenous Foundation in association with the Naga society in Delhi. By Themthingchon Y R (ANI)