The Center for North-East Studies at Jamia organized a music festival of folk dance, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues from the North-East titled, “These Hills Called Home,” on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Safdar Hashmi Open-Air Amphitheater.
The event had three folk music bands: Thang Ta, a Manipuri martial art; Bihu, an Assamese folk song and dance; and Rongmei, a Naga dance.
Then there were three Western music bands: Fubar Ghetto, Stitch and Soulmate.
The program sheet had the following to say on the music festival:
“Music has bonded estranged communities, have ushered in hope and provided the self belief that ‘our voice will be heard’ over the sounds and cries of division and protest, the North-East is singing and its songs will be heard. For every story begins with a dance and a song.”
Scenes From the Event