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Kumnou festival: Celebrating spring with music, art and food

Kumnou festival: Celebrating spring with music, art and food

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 March 2019 7:02 AM GMT

First-ever acoustic performance of Soulmate on March 22

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI: Kumnou – a brand new one-day annual event will take place in Imphal on March 22 at Hapta Kanjeibung. This will be the first edition of the festival which will bring together diverse talents from the world of music, food and art to celebrate the arrival of spring, stated a release.

Kumnou, which literally means ‘New Year’ in Meiteilon, the official language of the State of Manipur, will be an annual event celebrating and welcoming spring. Scheduled to take place on the second day of Yaoshang (Holi), Kumnou will have eclectic food offerings along with the best of music and artwork under one roof where people from all walks of life can come together and connect.

The event will have the most diverse line-up of artists from different corners of country. Kumnou will also celebrate the first-ever acoustic performance of Soulmate, one of the best blues rock band from Shillong. Besides Soulmate, Kumnou will have headliners like Kutumba (Instrumental folk band from Nepal) MC Kaur, Pulpy Shilpy performing alongside talents like Songs of Khamasom, Siyom Ensemble, Mangka (Laihui), Heeyairen Thokchom and many more, stated The Giving Tree, the organizers of the event.

The festival will also see graffiti wall art and art installation from artists representing the celebration of spring at the event which will be a fascinating experience for all the art lovers planning to be part of the festival.

The event will be directed by Oja Mangangsana Mayanglambam, founder of Laihui Ensemble who said, “Kumnou as the name suggests, will be a true celebration of springtime and the awaking performance of nature as well as the demonstration of the coming together of deep rooted tradition and modern culture.”

“With the much awaited spring season upon us, it is that time of the year when we see a new cycle of life everywhere around us. The event will be a representation of the new Manipur, where people from across the world will get to experience and connect with each other breaking all the barriers that has been there. We cannot think of a better way for people of Manipur to celebrate spring,” he said.

Also read: Manipur news

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