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.