Video | Songs and dances of the North East 2015: “The first North East festival in the capital” – Delhi

Published on Apr 2, 2015

We now take you to the “Northeast Fest” held recently at the Hindu college in New Delhi. The event was held with an aim to create awareness about the northeast region and to bridge the gap between the people from northeast and the rest of the country.

Indian Express | New Delhi | April 9, 2015 2:37 am

Delhi will get a first-hand taste of the North East region at the ‘Songs and dances of the North East’ festival to be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on April 11. […]

It will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee and will see representation from all eight North Eastern states — Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur.

Apart from a food festival, leading bands from the region such as Imphal Talkies, Minute of Decay and Mizoram folk artist Silman Marak will also perform at the venue.

Free dance sessions will also be conducted for people who want to learn various dances of the North Eastern tribes.

People can also try on their traditional dresses.

“The event is conceptualised and designed to bind together the diverse culture and heritage of the North East on a common platform and connect it with the rest of India. The North East region is known for its diverse music, richness of cultures, colours of traditions and the sweet melodies of folklore,” M War Nongbri, Director, Art and Culture, Government of Meghalaya said.

The government is organising the fest along with the North Eastern Council. […]

Source: Delhi to hold first-ever North East fest on April 11 | The Indian Express
Date Visited: Sun Jun 28 2015 19:44:55 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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