Manipur bands in Nokia lords of music

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IMPHAL, Feb 10: Ukhrul based rock band Salt and Light Travel band and Chem Weed FM from Imphal were selected at the end of day long audition for the mega rock band contest in the North East called “Nokia Lords of Music”.
Manipur’s 10 upcoming local bands participated in the audition of forthcoming rock contest with the hope of winning fabulous Rs 1 lakh worth “Nokia Lords of Music” prize which was held at Classic Hotel on Monday.Rk James of Oriental Pumkin was the man behind the Manipur audition.
Popular Tangkhul folk singer Guru Rewben Mashangva and legendary musician L Sando scrutinized the 10 talented rock bands of the state during the hour long audition round as part of the continuous four rounds of auditions across the north east states.
The auditions venues include Shillong, Kohima, Imphal and Aizwal with the mega finale slated for Shillong on February 20. The finale in Shillong will be judged by Lou Majaw, Moa Subong (Abiogenesis) and Guru Rewben Mashangva who will also be giving special performances on stage together.
The objective behind this musical initiative is to promote and celebrate the Rock Music Culture of the NE states as well as provide a platform of recognition for the regions talented youth, Sailyajit Baruah of event manager BIG LIVE said. This is in keeping with Nokia’s pioneering initiatives and applications for the music loving youth for whom the mobile handset has become a key device for various music led applications apart from listening to their favourite songs.
Being a TV Partner NE TV, NE HiFi (Communication Partner) will televised the show while Radio Ooo La La (Radio Partner) to air in its channel.

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