A host of internationally acclaimed artistes and musical bands are all set to mesmerise Guwahatians during the 3rd Guwahati International Music Festival scheduled to be held on February 8, 2019.
The festival of world music was first organised in the city in 2011.
The event, to be organised at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts, Machkhowa, will be inaugurated by Ram Muivah, secretary, NEC.
Apart from music, workshops will also be conducted and film to be screened.
Organised by Eastern Beats Music Society, the festival is being supported by the North Eastern Council (NEC), Government of India and Assam Tourism.
The mega international music event will be enriched by the presence of Matt Bacon from USA, Pade Netpakdee from Thailand, Manmohan Thapaliya & Jazzmandu from Nepal, Debabrata Gupta, Pt. Shankar Narayanaswamy (Kolkata) and Assam’s renowned Dhol Samrat Guru Somnath Bora Ojha.
The event will also have performance of Abiogenesis, thrice Granny nominated folk fusion band Abiogenesis; Naad Brahma Project, rock band Doorbin; and Cultivators.
The list of performance does not end here. The Symphony of 50 Stars from Assam and Kolkata will also enthrall the Guwahatians with their magical performance.
There will also have performance by Subhankar Hazarika and solo performance by Tushar Bhuyan in memory of Assamese youths Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das, who lost their lives in an unfortunate incident of mob lynching.
It is expected that the auditorium will be jam-packed as the entry for the event will be free.
The main function will be started at 5 pm, but the workshops and lecture-demonstration will be held at the seminar hall of Pragjyoti ITA Centre from 10 in the morning.
There will be lecture-cum-demonstration on Assamese folk music instruments by Assamese folk musicologist Dhol Samrat Guru Somnath Bora Ojha; Classic Guitar Workshop by Matt Bacon (USA) and Padet Netpakdee (Thailand); demonstration of Howey Music and Bamhum by Moa Subong (Frontman of Abiogenesis and National Innovation Award winner for Bamhum) and Guru Arenla Subong (Nagaland).
Musical documentary ‘Guns Guitars’ – A Musical Travelogue Across Northeast India, directed by Bidyut Kotoky, will also be screened.