Naga bands and individual musicians and folk artistes rocked Thailand capital Bangkok at the Handshake Concert to commemorate World Music Day on June 21.
The event, an initiative of Nagaland-based Rattle and Hum Music Society, was supported by the Nagaland government and Thailand’s ministry of trade and commerce.
“The cultural event showcasing vibrant performances by artistes from both countries, was held at the convention centre of Centara Grand, Bangkok,” the society’s chief patron Khriehu Liezietsu told HT from Kohima.
Nagaland presented some of its finest artists such as Zowe Madrigal, Tetseo Sisters, OFF, Avancer and Kenei Chale besides dance troupes from the Sumi and Zeliang communities. The 35-member Naga contingent packaged traditional, modern rock, Broadway and soul music.
The entourage was led by Nagaland’s minister of health and family welfare Azo Nienu, Music Task Force advisor Nicky Kire and press secretary to the chief minister Abu Metha. Apart from Liezietsu, the society was represented by entrepreneur-musician Theja Meru.