Imphal, Aug. 2 (ANI
): To encourage talented singers from Northeast and help them take up music as a career option, a music hunt show was held recently in Manipur where large number of singers from the 'tribal' communities took part in the event.
Seven artistes who belonged to different tribal communities in the state such as Kuki, Tangkhul, Maram, Rongmei reached the finale of the `Tribal Euphony Solo Hunt', 2016 after challenging 50 other contestants from at least five districts of Manipur.
Organized by Tingteila production, the idea of the show was to encourage young talented singers to opt for a career in singing.
"There are lots of tribal youths who have lot of talents but they lack platforms, so we are providing an opportunity for further improvement of their talent. On the other hand, we also want to enhance our traditional attire of the tribal," said A. W. Khayar, Organizing Committee.
"It's like a dream come true for me. I am so happy and amazing to be one of the top 7. I decided to join this competition because I want to have an experience and bring out the talent that I am being given by God. So that the people could say that oh she is gifted person in front of everyone and I could bring out fame and stand out for all the tribals," said W.L. Thaniwar Anal, a finalists.
People of Manipur got the first hand experience of this unique talent hunt show.
The finale was kicked off with the famous Europe band's song - Final countdown follow suit by Bon Jovi's number- It's my life.
23-year-old Tangkhul girl from Ukhrul, Shanchuiphy Keishing was adjudged the winner. Besides a cash reward, she also got an opportunity of a recording deal and promotion for the northeast idols and Indian Idols.
"We really didn't have very hard time but the hardship which I came across is, sometimes we were given a new song in a very period time and we really have to learn the songs the whole night. That's challenging but it was fun," finalists Thotson Langhu.
"Actually, I didn't expect much from the beginning but the performance is beyond my expectation. I am really enjoying it," Chungmi Horam, a spectator.
In its next season, the singing show will invite participation from across Northeast, thus giving a boost to artistes from the tribal communities in the region. (ANI