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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…

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…

It is not just songs that we hum or enjoy listening over and over again. Nowadays, there are certain jingles which we love listening to and at times we find ourselves humming or even singing them aloud, at times unknowingly. While songs are more about conveying our different emotion like love, happiness and sorrow, jingles are mostly witty and fun, used for promoting a product. Some jingles are so powerful, the music is so good that we remember them for years.  But how easy is it to compose these jingles? Find out from Ambar Das, music composer who hails from Guwahati, and is now ruling the world of jingles after being very successful as a song composer and drummer and guitarist with several bands. Bands however, continue to be his first love.   Ambar Das, a music composer, producer, drummer and guitarist from Guwahati, Assam is breaking barriers in the…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD75k9gbyeY “The main goal of my music career is to work with different musicians across borders and barriers, be it in the case of language and musical expressions,” said vocalist and lyricist Alakesh Dutta while talking to VibesMojo in Shillong recently. Born in Nalbari, his first brush with music came from listening to songs played on the radio. Recounting his initial days, he said, “My father brought me a ‘Philips walkman’ and I was stuck to it all through the day and night, which resulted in the constant drain of batteries. I would continuously run to and fro to shops to get the new batteries.” He collected his first guitar from his cousin’s garage and began to strumming it.  Facebook image “We studied about Shelly, Keats, Byron, and Wordsworth in our schools and fell in love with their poems. Those inspired me a lot,” said Dutta, when asked about the…