KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The ‘North East Indian Cultural Festival-Namaste Nepal’ organized by Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Kathmandu from January 14 to January 27 concludes today. The program aimed to consolidate existing bilateral relations and shared sensibilities between people of two countries.
Shillong Chamber Choir, Lily Veng Cultural and Drama Club, Thoibi Manipuri Dance and Cultural Research Institute and Tetseo Sisters held cultural performances at different places of Nepal.
Lily Veng Cultural and Drama Club presented dances of Mizo community like Powi. Chawnglaizawn dance was performed where artists danced to the beat of drums. They also showcased Sarlamkai/Solakia dances.
Thoibi Manipuri Dance and Cultural Research Institute from Manipur presented famous songs and dances of Manipur like Maibi Dance, Lai Haraoba Dance, Asaraili Odo and many more.
Tetseo Sisters celebrated songs of life, the beauty of hills and storytelling through the language of Li with a repertoire of Naga Folk songs from Nagaland.
From North East of India, Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC), a multi-genre choir, which won the reality TV Show India’s Got Talent enthralled the audience at the cultural evening.
The choir performed Mozart, Handel, Bach, Gershwin, including songs of Queen and Elvis Presley, Bollywood numbers as well as their own compositions and medleys.
During the performance of Shillong Chamber Choir at the Nepal Army Club, Neil Nongkynrih, mentor and conductor of the choir dedicated a song to Anuradha Koirala.
The choir also performed their own breathtaking renditions of Nepali songs, among which was the much acclaimed Nepali song ‘Resham Firiri.’