4-day festival to showcase rich tapestry of NE
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 22:36
Bangalore: A four-day festival showcasing the art and culture of the North Eastern states will kickstart here from December 2.

Nearly 400 artistes from the north east would provide a glimpse of the traditional music, exotic costumes, folk dances and culture from the region at 'Octave 2010'.

"The festival is designed to introduce the cultural heritage of all the eight northeastern states -- Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Sikkim to rest of the country," the organisers of the show told reporters here today.

The event will see a special choreographed presentation of folk dances, followed by a musical ensemble and a grand finale, they said.

The event was introduced by the Ministry of Culture to promote the northeastern region.

The event is being organsied by the South Central Zone Culture Centre, Nagpur in association with Ministry of Culture, North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur and Department of Kannada and Culture, Karnataka.


First Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 22:36

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