Bihu committees not hiring high budget artists this year
Unlike the last few years, when Rongali Bihu functions were all about star performers, a lot of organisers this year are abstaining from hiring high-budget artists.
The organisers said that they are willing to invest more on traditional performances than the “one night wonder” of the popular stars.
“We can utilise our funds in a better manner if we can engage the community in the Bihu functions and help harness new talents through our events. That is why, we have refrained from hiring any star performer this year,” Paban Dutta, president of New Guwahati Bihu Committee told G Plus.
New Guwahati Bihu committee is holding workshops, Hussori dance performances by local artists and giving platform to a new singer named Mayuri Choudhury.
“Instead of banking on sensational singers, we should create new sensational singers. This was the reason why these functions were started in the first place,” said Dutta.
Balen Sarma, of Latasil Bihu Committee, said, “We are evidently the biggest Bihu organisers in Assam and we have taken up the roll to not only promote Assam’s culture, but also the entire northeast. So this Bihu, the people of Guwahati will witness dance and cultural functions of all the northeastern states.”
Zubeen Garg will be performing in only three major Bihu functions while other singing sensations such as Zublee Baruah, Priyanka Bharali, Preety Kongana can be seen in a few other Bihu functions.
File photo of Zubeen performing during Bihu