Baga: The Northeast Association, Goa organized a festival that showcased the North East Indian traditions, dance, music, food, entertainment,
martial arts and other talents from eight North Eastern states of India, held for the first time in Goa at the Tito’s Courtyard.
Other highlights of the event were the Bamboo dance sequence, the delightful buffet spread of North East Indian specialties, the guest who came dressed in traditional colourful attires, the Beauty Pageant, and other stunning performances by Manipuri folk musician and singer Guru Rewben, Elvis Lobo, percussionist Momo, singer Ringo, and the experimental Rock Bank from Guwahati ‘Aspirant’ with Bors Bey on vocals, Nzam Ezung on Guitar, Wapang Jamir on Bass and Avizo on Drums.
It is for the first time an Event of this magnitude has been organized in Goa that brought together the North East Indians and highlighted their culture. Goa has around 4000 North East Indians living and working here.
Goa’s Director General of Police, T N Mohan, was the chief guest at the North East Festival, and described the North East as “the soul of India, the song of India” in his welcome address.
The audience witnessed an exquisite a Fashion show that concluded with the crowing of Mr. & Miss. North East. A scrumptious buffet filled with North eastern delicacies was laid out and an after party was organized at Cafe Mambo Goa that had Deejays Zaros, Jay Aka, Brandon and Brainwash to celebrate the evening.
George Longpinao, President of the Northeast Association opined, “Goa is home to over 2,000 people from the north eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram and Tripura. We wanted to show northeast India to the people in Goa” when asked for the reason for conducting this festival in Goa.
The festival was organized by Snip Salon and Spa.