Global music performances enthral audience at 3rd Guwahati International Music Festival
GUWAHATI: The third edition of the Guwahati International Music Festival, Northeast India’s pioneering and biggest home-grown musical property, was organized in Guwahati on February 8.
Organized by the Eastern Beats Music Society in collaboration with North Eastern Council, Government of India, the 3rd edition of Guwahati International Music Festival showcased various workshops, lecture-demonstrations and a film screening during the day. The event ended with global musical performances in the evening.
A huge crowd gathered at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Arts, Machkhowa to be a part of the festival.
Assamese filmmaker Bidyut Kotoky’s award-winning film ‘Guns and Guitars’ was screened for the first time in the Northeast, during the festival.
From classical guitar workshops to lecture-cum-demonstrations on indigenous folk music, the day-long festival ended with mesmerizing performances of musical strains from the other side of the globe and soul-captivating jugalbandis of musical maestros.
More than 150 artists from 4 countries performed in the festival giving a tremendous boost to people-to-people connectivity through the arts as envisaged in India’s Act East Policy. A number of spectators from different parts of the globe had also come to watch the festival.
At present, the Eastern Beats Music Society runs a school of music in the fringes of the city where music is taught free-of-cost to youngsters and adolescents, besides conducting free football coaching camps.