Northeast grooves in Delhi

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By: Aiyushman Dutta

The capital city woke up to the musical vibrancy of Northeast Indian music last week. The event, titled North East Junction, was held in the busy Dilli Haat from April 13 to 15 last and had a varied spectrum of musicians from the eastern-most frontier of the country. The event was organized by Assam Times, a pioneer online news portal promoting
citizen journalism.

A number of new-age bands from the region performed for the first time in an event dedicated solely to Northeast music. The featured bands included Assamese fusion band Bamboo Groove, Hindi metalcore The Mangalz, Tangkhul girls band Minute of Decay, The Aura, Negative Space and Mizo punk band Frisky Pints.

Talking about the event, Assam Times editor and coordinator Babul Gogoi said,

It is said children of Northeast are born to the tune of music. Right from the childhood, music is imbibed. Music is an inborn talent in the Northeast – people grow with constant touch of dance and music in the region. Having distinct musical forms and instruments,
dance and music are integral forms of life and parts of religious and cultural events across Northeast. This is an attempt to provide the much-needed exposure to Northeastern bands in New Delhi.

The last day of the three-day festival also featured a Bihu husori competition of more than 50 young women participants from Delhi.

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