‘Colors of North East’ Festival was held at the iconic Hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace at Mumbai on August 1 from 8.00 pm onwards. In a continuing effort to encourage tourism across the country, the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai joined hands with the North East Festival & GMS for a second year in a row, to create national awareness about a region rich in culture, tradition and a populace of vibrant individuals. This exclusive programme on North East India “Colours of North East” was held at the Crystal Room and Ball Room of the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Some of the highlights included live musical performances by North East Indian artists like the Grammy award nominees “The Monks of Bomdila who set the mood of the evening with multi-phonic chanting and Nagaland folk fusion band, The Abiogenesis, blended Naga folk elements from India and modern music.
Violinist Sunita Khound and vocalist Anaya Brahma and a special appearance by Papon, the popular Bollywood singer from Assam added to the musical variety. Meghalaya’s designer Daniel Syiem, showcased ethnic fashion with an emphasis on heritage, hand woven fabric of his home state, along with fashion designer Kankana Konwar exhibiting Assam couture and Vaishali encompassing contemporary and traditional wear through her collection.Meghalaya’s designer Daniel Syiem, showcased ethnic fashion with an emphasis on heritage, hand woven fabric of his home state
Fashion designer Kankana Konwar exhibiting Assam couture and Vaishali encompassing contemporary and traditional wear through her collection.
Visibly impressed by the talent being showcased and showing their support were North Eastern dignitaries, Bollywood celebrities like Kiran Rao, Shobha De, Papon, Shekhar Gupta, celebrated industrialists like Krishna Krishna Kumar and Adi Godrej were seen showing their support
The festival was organized with an attempt to promote the region to a select group of audience comprising Mumbai’s top industrialists, Bollywood celebrities and film producers, Ad film makers, tour operators etc. It is an attempt to create attracts investment, and tourism in the region. With support from various State Government of North East, it was organized by North East reputed Socio-cultural Trust, Trend MMS with support from GMS.