“Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us”: Ziro Festival of Music – Arunachal Pradesh

Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us: Ziro Festival of Music co-founder Bobby Hano

Ziro Festival of Music, one of the longest-running music festivals in the country, will be returning in September this year. […] Bobby Hano, who co-founded Ziro festival in 2012, talks to indianexpress.com about how plans for the eight edition of the festival are shaping up and why art has the potential to break barriers. | Read the full interview here >>

We are living in a world where deeply coloured opinions exist and for the world to become a happy and colourful place, it must first become colourless, which is why I recently became a part of an anti-racism campaign ‘Born Colourless’ by Absolut. I believe that these ills have existed for years but I don’t think it is getting worse. I don’t believe in instilling fear. I believe in peace. I believe that if people stop spending time on their computer and mobile screens and use that time to get to know their neighbours, the world will be a much better place. I feel we need to stop making ‘friends’ only on Facebook and travel and make real friends.

Source: Bobby Hano speaks about the festival and on why art has the potential to break barriers by Jayashree Narayanan, Indian Express, 26 August 2019
URL: https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/art-forms-race-religion-unite-bobby-hano-ziro-music-festival-5935299/
Date visited: 10 September 2019

Festival date (2017): 28 September – 1 October

Founded in 2012, Ziro Festival of Music is held in the picturesque Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh once a year. The four-day event remains an adventure in the fields, with musicians coming together from all over the world. […]

Source: Economic Times, 7 September 2017 | Learn more >>


Fairs and Festivals in Arunachal Pradesh
[…] Many of the festivals celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh are closely linked to agriculture, the main occupation of the state. Celebrated on a grand scale, these festivals are characterized by prayers that are later followed by merry making. Among the most popular festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are Ziro Festival of Music , Losar Festival, Tamladu Festival, Sangken Festival. […]
Arunachal Pradesh is home to a good number of tribes. So you can find some festival or the other happening in Arunachal Pradesh at any time of the year. Be a part of the celebrations when you travel to Arunachal Pradesh. For this, just get in touch with us today and we will help you plan a most memorable holiday.

Source: Fairs and Festivals in Arunachal Pradesh
URL: https://www.indianholiday.com/fairs-and-festivals/arunachal-pradesh/
Date accessed: 5 September 2018