PASIGHAT, Mar 31: As part of their efforts to showcase the Adi community’s rich folk songs and dances besides promoting young talents, the local artists joined hands for a ‘Folk Music Festival’ which was held at the premises of Town Club here today.
The gala event was organized by the All India Radio Pasighat in collaboration with the AIR Dibrugarh.
Legendary Adi singers – Talut Mize and Anumoti Sisam enthralled the audience with their rendition of melodious folk numbers. Apart from this, a group of young dancers with their performance made the audience tapping to their feet.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, East Siang DC Talem Tapok while terming the ‘Folk Music Festival’ a unique idea said it would act as a musical balm in creating cultural awareness and provide new avenues for younger generation to come forward in this field.
He felt that the culture and traditions of Adi community could be preserved through such initiatives besides promoting local folk music composers, lyricists, singers, music researchers and live performers.
While suggesting the AIR authorities to organize such event in a larger scale in future, the DC called for taking up such initiative so that folk music of all tribes and sub-tribes of the state could be arranged for public viewing, inviting various musicologists and music critics of the country.
Reputed writer, Oshong Ering, in his speech, said though the modern society is being swayed by Bollywood and Hollywood trends, the AIR Pasighat has taken a bold step to promote emerging artists giving exposure to both new and seasoned talents.
Stating that it was an opportunity for the local artists to expose their hidden talents, the guest of honour appealed the elders to guide the younger generation to love their own culture and traditions.
The officials of AIR Pasighat  K Mindo (Program-Executive), J B Nabam, A Morang and Gejom Karga Lobom (all Transmission-Executives) also spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO)



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