Morung Express News
Kohima town, that otherwise has no night life is now bustling with activities thanks to Hornbill Festival and the initiative of Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), bringing together more than 100 artistes spread across 13 venues in the state capital including Camp David in Kigwema, Campsite Yedikha in Jakhama and Mhachaki, the Naga Pantry in Byepass.
Advisor to TaFMA, Theja Meru says that this was conceptualized to engage more of our musicians while asserting that “There is so much talent and with so many new spaces being created in town, we thought it would be appropriate to engage them.” With most of the events taking place around Hornbill Festival at Kisama, he impresses upon that after it’s over there is nothing much left for tourists to indulge in. So the cafes are the perfect place for them to get out of their hotels and enjoy both music and food, he adds.
The list of artistes comprises of both accomplished and upcoming musicians and this is being organized under the patronage and support of TaFMA as part of the experiential Hornbill Music Festival 2019 with Mahindra, Gaana, Epiphone, Rolling Stone Magazine, Red FM 93.5, Furtados and Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
“We look forward in the months ahead to make an effort to continue this trend,” he states while pointing to the increasing number of artistes. These cafes may be smaller venues, but it’s a perfect space for them to participate, get more exposure and also develop their skills further, he notes.
The other places where live performances are currently taking place every day from 6:00 pm are FIFA Restaurant, Hotel Cimorb, Amaris, Dream Café, De Oriental Grand, D/Café, Made in Nagaland Center, Hotel Vivor, Hotel Japfü, Symphony Café, and also NSF Solidarity Park, Kohima.