First Guwahati International Music Festival


Delhi-based alternative rock band Menwhopause finished the Northeast leg of their ‘Easy’ tour with a scintillating performance at ‘Rocktober Riffs’ – the curtain raiser to the 1st Guwahati International Music Festival in the early part of October. The largest confluence of musicians in the Northeast, much awaited Guwahati International Music Festival will be held on December 2 and 3 this year.

GIMF, which will be participated by musicians from UK, Nepal, Indonesia, Bollywood, Goa, Kolkata, Bhopal, folk musicians from different parts of the Northeast, is being organized by EBMS in collaboration with the North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur, under the Ministry of Culture, and with the support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Hundreds of people were seen thronging Shilpgram to watch the curtain raiser event. The show began with OFF – a four member alternative rock outfit from Nagaland which known for their originals and which is incidentally, the first band from the Northeast to win the prestigious Hornbill National Rock Contest. Playing a half-hour set of their originals including tracks like Save Me, the band literally brought the crowd alive and set the mood for December running high. Local bands Project Patkai and Stags also performed on the occasion.

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