Transform Nagaland into a ‘Music Hub’: Chief Minister Meets Noise Ambassadors
Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday expressed his hopes to turn Nagaland into a hub for music for the northeastern region and the country in a meeting with the Naga ambassadors of the American Audio Products Corporation, Shor.
Through the Noise Influencer Program, an initiative of the Noise Company, five Nagaland artists were selected and provided with appropriate musical instruments. The instruments received through the Task Force for Music and Arts (TAFMA) were handed over by the Chief Minister to the artists at their residence in Kohima.
In February this year, five ambassadors were appointed to the noise, including singer and songwriter Alubo Naga and Abdon Match, folk singer Tetseo Sisters, drummer David Sunar, and guitarist Imnainla Jamir.
Talking to the artists, Rio congratulated the musicians and praised them for shining in their respective fields despite the limitations of the state and facilities.
The Chief Minister also expressed the need to make music an important agent for reviving the economy. Further, he challenged them to excel in the music industry in the state and create a market and be a real inspiration to help build the Naga music industry.
Rio praised TaFMA for supporting and promoting artists and connecting local artists with brands and companies outside the state. He also acknowledged the noise in reaching out to local artists and providing them with equipment to help them improve their work.
In a brief note, TaFMA Adviser Theja Miro said that with the support of the Chief Minister, TaFMA is able to reach out to countries to visit corporate houses and make deals as well as for mutual benefit.
Expressing confidence, Miro said TaFMA is competing with the world and setting big goals for musicians and artists.
Dr. Alune Tetseo of the famous Tetseo Sisters acknowledged that the state government must ensure the trust of the Naga youth and make soft skills a state power.
Assuring that the music community would work hard to bring Naga music to the global platform, he also thanked TaFMA for making every effort to promote the music industry in the state.