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The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdown surely have effected everyone in its own unique way. Some opened themselves up to newer experiences of the likes of cooking, skill enhancements, learning a new language, or even learning how to play the guitar. For Mar Jamir, best known for his role as the lead singer of the alt-rock band Polar Lights it meant trying out and even coming up with his debut solo song entitled Dear Me which was released on June 7 and has already garnered over 5K views on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MQiKKmkLYk “Everyone’s living through very rough circumstances right now, myself included. So, ‘Dear me’ is me venting out my frustrations the only way I know how to and that is through music,” said Jamir when asked about 2020 being the driving force behind his solo composition. It took the artist three days to write the song which…

During this lockdown madness, if you are trying to regain your sanity, here is an extended play by one of the most talked about Indie-rock bands from the Northeast. Trance Effect is all set to drop their debut EP on May 8 and it is certainly going to be a game changer. Titled as Clowns, the five-track EP is going to make you want do dance, trip over the melodic grooves but most importantly it is sure going to make you reflect on your perspective about LOVE. VibesMojo got an exclusive opportunity to listen to some tracks from the EP and we couldn’t help but give out some spontaneous dance moves while listening to their beautifully crafted grooves and melodies. It was an immense pleasure and also an honour to get the opportunity of an exclusive listening session during the lockdown, a very unique opportunity we should say. During the…

A good song always has the innate capacity to draw your pain and boredom out and make you sway to its beats. With the COVID-19 pandemonium, it is often difficult to find a moment of peace, fun or even tranquility. At times like these, mental peace and to be able to zone out all the negativities becomes very essential.  Well, music has that power to do so. Beethoven himself once said “Music can change the world,” so there is obviously no need to elaborate the power of music any further. However, this “ain’t no plain ol” listicle of old songs that you need to listen to for these are new releases form the artist across the Northeastern states that have had its release during the lockdown.  So pop those earbuds on, zone out the chaotic world and groove to these songs No Reason- Kaysee, Basshole This is a ‘brand new’ song…

You must have heard the saying, all good things must come to an end. Though the high spirited annual Spring Fest of St. Joseph College, Jakhama came to an end on March 14, the two-day festival left the students of this college of Nagaland with some unforgettable memories. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘My culture, My heritage.’ The two-day festivities (March 13- 14) witnessed a perfect blend of culture, tradition, music, fun and well obviously food.  The first day of the festival was kick-started by an invocation by the Vice Principal of SJC (A) Fr. Dr. George Keduolhou Angami, followed by a welcome song by Blended Hillocks and the welcome address by Principal of SJC (A) Dr. Fr. Sebastian Ousepparampil.  The day’s event then began with the guest appearance of the piano maestro Nise Meruno. His soulful voice ricocheted through the college, engulfing the premises with hope and…

The city of Guwahati just witnessed one of the best music festivals. The 4th Guwahati International Music Festival (GIMF) which was held in Shilpagram on February 29 and March 1 witnessed power-packed performances by various bands from across South East Asia. https://youtu.be/eiNDsYEP_dQ What better way to end the week than by listening to the musical renditions of Lucky Ali, Benny Dayal, Paradigm Shift from Nagaland, Opnairdrgmht from Vietnam, Dr. Dope, Bottle Rockets India and Rajan Shrestha from Nepal, T Vanlalhmangaihi from Mizoram, etc. to name a few. Icing on the cake, the festival had no entry fees and had a line-up of various ethnic food stalls to tingle those taste buds. The festival also witnessed a Northeast competition round with performances by bands like Lallianpuia Thangluah, Perennial from Mizoram, and Thunders Cave from Meghalaya. Additionally an ethnic food competition was also organised for the homemakers as a part of the festival inaugurated by Lok…

To all rock genre fans out there Guwahati based award-winning activist music act Rain in Sahara has just dropped their highly anticipated second single You Think Our Future Is a Joke on February 21, 2020. The song aims to inspire each one of us to wake up and act against the biggest crisis of our lifetime — the climate emergency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cjX4OeDSaU With spine-tingling lyrics by Rain Jong, continuous banger rap beats by Lain Heringman (which if you listen carefully would ignite the soul of anyone who cares for the nature) and the dark and gloomy vibe of the entire song, one has to take a step back and think deep about the disastrous path that the planet is on. So what can we do? Do we just keep raising questions and sit tight or take take things upon ourselves and act? The video is already up on their YouTube channel…

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…

Pause! Breathe in and breathe out—no we have not lost our minds and no this is not a yoga tutorial. However, what thought crossed your mind when you read the word pause? When was the last time you paused for a moment to introspect on your fast-paced lifestyle, think of wellness and spend time with nature? Well, to be honest, I don’t even remember when was the last time I took a hiatus. I am sure many of you must be feeling the same.  But worry not. Nature Orbit is here —  an event aimed at creating awareness about nature,  wellness, nature emergency, and photography. This is an event to connect with like-minded people, interact with environment experts and know how to take a pause in the hyper fast-paced society. If you hear about the location, you would be more than eager to be there — Its Kaziranga. Nature Orbit…