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A northeast musical fest 'These Hills Called Home' held in Delhi

New Delhi , Fri, 04 Mar 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): That music occupies a special place in the hearts of the people of the northeast was visible at "These Hills Called Home" festival, held recently at the Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi.


Several bands came together for the event and mesmerized Delhi audiences with their performance. The concert mainly aimed at raising awareness about the culture and traditions of northeastern states.


The event provided an opportunity to artists from the Northeast to showcase their skills. Thang Ta from Manipur, Bihu from and Rongmei Naga dance by Zeliangrong community were among the main highlights of the event.


Sanjay Hazarika, Director, Centre for Northeast Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia University said: "It is essentially to help people in Delhi to understand that there is another face of the North East. There are many faces of the Northeast and many voices, many people and this is the opportunity to bring musicians, singers, dancer, artist as well as the contemporary music, artist of the region to Delhi so that people can hear and appreciate them."


"It gives a platform to bring the entire northeast together here. There is a cultural exchange also so, we can invite non-India friends and show them our culture so, this is very good occasion, said Miranda, a student.


"Every one has a different type of dance. Like Nagas have a different dance than Assamese and so on. With such concerts people in Delhi can understand our culture and way of life much better," said Reema Pathak, Bihu performer . he festival was organized under the aegis of Centre for Northeast Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia and Oil India Limited. (ANI)


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