PT Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Nagaland Ensemble performing at the 5th Raj Bhavan Edition of the iconic Handshake Concert held on December 2. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
“75 years ago, guns boomed in this very land and forces of democracy triumphed. Kohima is the city that changed the course of world's history,” Abu Metha, Chief Advisor to Rattle and Hum Music Society said on Monday evening at the 5th Raj Bhavan Edition of the iconic Handshake Concert, an initiative of the Rattle and Hum Music Society.
Stating that history has been written at Durbar Hall again and again, he made mention of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Grammy Award Winner and Brand Ambassador of Rattle and Hum Music Society, PT. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who also staged special performance on the occasion. The Advisor said that the Indian Classical Musician has always been a friend of Nagaland and further thanked the Governor of Nagaland, R.N Ravi for opening doors to the arts and music fraternity while echoing that “Music and Arts is nourishment for the soul.”
During the event, PT Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Nagaland Ensemble was also launched by the Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi accompanied by Theja Meru, Advisor, Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA). Apart from performing with the Nagaland Ensemble, he also performed, accompanied by Suben Chatterjee and the band, and played from the album- "A Meeting by the River" which won him the Grammy Award.
The Handshake Concert, Raj Bhavan Edition also featured Naga Choir as the closing act and folk music by the Western Team as an intro during guests walk in.