Infusing a new energy to the performances of The Nagaland Chamber Choir (TNCC) is the new entrant Enos Pongen, the Drummer Boy, 12 years old studying in Class 7 at Rincho Academy, Sovima.
Underneath the doe-eyed, soft spoken, affable demeanor lies a powerful force of confidence, skill and musicality to reckon with.
Come March 16, Enos will be sharing the stage with TNCC at the curtain Raiser Performance of The Economic Times Women’s Forum “The Power of Half a Billion” to be held in Mumbai. This time round, he will be playing two percussion instruments DRUMS and DJEMBE. When asked about the big role he is playing and of being the youngest member of the performing team, he sheepishly replied, “I am happy and excited…..feels like I am a part of the Choir”.
Mention may be made of his earlier performances with the choir at ‘The Anthem Rise’, a concert organized by the Dimapur Christian Fellowship, and at the historic celebration of the ‘Naga Day’ at Kohima winning accolades for his confident delivery and flair.
He started learning drums at the age of 8 from Sunep Longkumer and is currently preparing for his grade 3 Exam. Besides playing drums, he enjoys cycling and aspires to be an Aerospace Engineer. For a young boy who literally dreams of ruling the skies, he is for sure doing a marvelous job of accentuating and keeping the choir in rhythm- musically as well as in high spirits.
Morung Express News