Rattle-N-Hum on World Music Day

Source: Mumbai Mirror By Vrushali Lad | Jun 19, 2009, 12.38 PM IST

Normally, the insurgency-hit north eastern states of the country do not get too many chances to interact with the mainstream cities of India. In fact, very little is known about the culture of these places, hence, it comes as a pleasant surprise that a little-known music group from Nagaland is making its way to Mumbai city to usher in the World Music Day on June 21.

The group, called Rattle & Hum Music Society, will organise the Handshake Concert at Bandra’s St Andrews’ Auditorium on June 21 and has put together a few acts featuring folk artists from Nagaland and also from Mumbai. The star attraction will be Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, while bands such as Hipnotribe, Eximious and Cultural Vibrants will also perform. Other acts include singer Asin, and the bands Soulmate and the Tetseos.

The Rattle and Hum Music society was “created and named in homage to the socially responsible and humanitarian achievements of the band U2,” said president Theja Meru. “We want to educate artists from many fields of performing and visual arts. We also want to provide a platform for artists to showcase their works and to facilitate the building of networks, whether artistic or commercial.”