Naga boys to sing Korean songs in Korea-India Music Festival

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Kohima, Nov 16 (UNI) The Korea-India Music Festival, which will be held here on December 2, will be an added attraction of the famous week-long tourist festival of Nagaland, the Hornbill Festival, where ten Naga boys will vie for prizes with Korean songs.

Addressing a press conference here last night, Dr Nicky Kire, Advisor of Nagaland Music Task Force, Abu Metha, Prroducer of Korea-India Music Festival and Theja Meru, Director of the festival, told newspersons that a 15-member delegation of the South Korean government-run Arirang TV, led by vice-president of Arirang TV Lee Sung Wan, which will include singers, musicians and instrumentalists.

Dr Kire said that it was the vision of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who declared Music as an industry in Nagaland, and his visit to South Korea this year resulted in this cultural exchange between two countries.

The Chief Minister met the Korean Minister for Culture and Youth Resources and both the parties agreed for the cultural exchange.

He informed that with the initiative of the Chief Minister, some boys are studying the Korean language and out of them ten boys will compete for prizes with Korean songs, the prizes will be given by the Government of Korea. The competition will be judged by Korean and as well as local judges.

Abu Metha informed that media teams from all over the country are expected to arrive at Nagaland during the Hornbill Festival and the Korean delegation will have the entire evening for their various performances, along with Sword Dance of Manipur and the Rock Band of Mizoram ''Boomerang''.

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