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A moment of immense pride for the state of Assam as Sarodee Borah bagged the nomination for the prestigious “Mirchi Music Awards 2020” in the “Upcoming Female Vocalist” of the year category. This is also the first national recognition of its kind for a girl from Assam. She has been nominated for her song ‘Sapne Jo Bhi’ from the movie Jindegi Tumse  Borah’s musical journey started way back in 2009 in Mumbai as a playback singer. She trained in professional singing at the SaReGaMaPaDhaNiSa Academy by Gajendra Singh under the tutelage of stalwarts like Pt. Maniraj, Ismail Darbar, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Sucheta Bhattacharjee. However, her major break in the ever-evolving and versatile music industry came in the form of a call to perform at the MTV Coke Studio with music directors Ehsaan and Loy (of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy fame). Speaking on her achievement, an elated Sarodee said, “I feel very satisfied for…

The musical acumen of internationally acclaimed Naga musician Nise Meruno has put Nagaland on the world map. In an exclusive interview with VibesMojo, the musician reveals how it all began. 37 year old Piano Maestro Meruno, began to play the instrument at a tender age of six. Realising his keen interest in music as compared to formal education, his family sent him to learn vocational music at Patkai Christian College, Dimapur for his pre-university study and later pursued a degree in music from Singapore School of Church Music. As VibesMojo sat in conversation with Nise Meruno at the R S Academia of Music Performance where he is the Artistic Director, Meruno said, “I always knew that I wanted to be a musician, to be more specific, I wanted to be a performer. I wanted to travel the world, perform, meet people, do workshops and it’s amazing how God has brought…

What more would you expect on Valentine’s Day from one of Northeast India’s outstanding artistes, a torch bearer for the music industry of the region and the country? Yes! Alobo Naga from Dimapur, Nagaland is releasing a single on February 14 to mark valentine’s day in true Alobo Naga style. Titled as Kikimiye Le the song is a simple acoustic love song, in Sumi dialect. Alobo in a conversation with VibesMojo said that the song was written by Vikiyeto Noel Jimomi and recorded at Newlife Studio in Dimapur. The song is getting mixed and mastered by Jackto Wotsa. On why the song is in local Sumi dilect, he said, “Usually people sing English songs only because we don’t have much love songs in local dialect, usually local dialect songs are gospel. So I thought why not compose a love song for singers who want to sing in weddings”. Alobo said that the…

“Working with a musician of the likes of A R Rahman is an experience unlike any,” said a happy and content Jonathan Angami, the singer from Nagaland who was inducted into NEXA Music Labs along with his sister Pelenuo and 22 others to showcase their musical expertise under the mentorship of world-renowned musicians, A R Rahman and Clinton Cerejo. Under their tutelage, Jonathan had a lot of opportunities to let his wings soar in the musical dimension. “I mean a singer of such stature, I never expected him to be so down-to-earth,” he added while talking about Rahman. Amidst all the invaluable learning imparted by Rahman, Jonathan was struck by his humility.  The influence of those “invaluable learning” can be seen clearly in his new song Trouble which was released on February 3 and has raked over 2.24 lakh views till now. This mellow song talks about dealing with the hardships…

https://youtu.be/9fct30hwHos A music composer, poet, abstract artist and a full-time architect — all packed into one. That’s Lueit Parasar Hazarika — the man who does not seem to be happy doing just one thing. Lueit drew inspiration from his parents to become a musician. “Both of them were quite famous stage performers and when there is music all the time all around you, you automatically get drawn and attracted towards it” said Lueit. He took up Indian Classical vocal, the Bhatkhande style at the tender age of seven. “My father was an avid listener of most of the Indian style of music. We were not exposed to Western music as such in my childhood, although Michael Jackson was one of my favorites,” added Lueit. His musical talents were further honed when he shifted to Bombay to pursue his studies in architecture in the year of 1995. “I came…