|Recycle at The Hornbill Festival Of Nagaland
|By:- Biswajit & Michael *
In the night of Dec 6, 2007 , result of 9 bands for the Grand Finale was finally announced and Recycle was one of them.
Next day i.e Dec 7, 2007 was the Grand Finale of the HornBill Rock contest. Recycle was given the 2nd slot of the evening. It was again 25 mins slot performance for each band.
The vocalist of Recycle (Biswajit) started with a smart one liner – “Kineka Ase” which means "How are you?" in Nagamese. Recycle played 5 songs inclusive of 2 originals and 3 covers namely –
The song speaks about "chasing our dreams with individual liberty, freedom, responsibilities to make a difference". The crowd were thrilled with the Recycle performance and gave a good, positive response.
The mega HornBill Rock Contest came to a rapturous ending with Kolkatta based ‘The Hobos’ winning the first prize amounting to Rs. 4 lakh sponsored by Aircel.
The second prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh, sponsored by Nagaland State Aids Control Society (NSACS) was bagged by XTC from Nagaland.
The third prize of Rs. 1 lakh sponsored by NEC Energy Private Limited went to Midnight Garden Factors, Meghalaya.
In the individual category,
Check out the Gallery on this performance here.
a) With Biswajit’s Hornbill success Recycle aims for Mumbai fest
- Courtesy: Imphal Free Press (www.ifp.co.in)
IMPHAL, Dec 16: Rock vocalist Biswajit of “Recycle”, who was adjudged the best vocalist of this year’s Hornbill national rock contest at the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, said he and his band are now targeting the ‘Great India Rock’ contest, one of the prestigious contests of the country organized yearly by the Rock Street Journal.
According to him music can influence the masses while the songs composed could reflect the issues of the time. “I hope to contribute in bringing a change in our society through music. I am always concerned for some change with my music. So my compositions are always focused on the issues of the state and North East for progressive change.” Biswajit said. His two self composed songs “Tell me why” and “Change” also focus on the hot issues of present day Manipur.
The lyrics of the song ‘Tell me why’ go like this:
The other self composed song ‘Change’ which was presented at the Hornbill contest go like this:
a) Best vocalist of HNRC hoping to enter “Great Indian Rock Contest”
- Courtesy: Nagaland Post
Inspired by the his success in winning the best voca-list of this year's Hornbill National Rock Contest held at Kisama, Biswajit of ‘Recycle' band from Manipur has now started preparing for the 'Great Indian Rock' contest scheduled to be held in February next year.
His passion in the field was encouraged by his band 'Illegal" who grabbed the first position in the first state level 'Drift Rock Contest' held in Imphal in 1995. Since then, he had worked with different bands of the state. Currently, he is with the 'Recycle' band whish was formed in November 2005.
"I considered the success in the Hornbill National Rock Contest to be one of the greatest achievements of my life. I feel proud of my state Manipur," said Biswajit.
"I hope I can contribute in bringing change in our society through music. I am always concerned for something modified with my music. So my composition always focuses on the issues of the state and north east for a progressive change." Biswajit said.
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* Mayanglambam Michael (with inputs from Tongbram Biswajit - Recycle) contributes to e-pao.net for the first time . The writers can be contacted at mmichael77(at)gmail(dot)com and singhbiswajit(at)yahoo(dot)com . This article was webcasted on December 20th , 2007
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