Boulevard of Colours
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 16: Boulevard of Colours (BOC) organized a small preview on Friday, featuring artistes performing for the children and the faculty members of Oju Welfare Mission (OWM) here.
Rapper Arjun Gazmer came up with a strong message on the Chakma-Hajong issue – “If you come in brotherhood, we will share the same with you; but when it comes to our land, we are not parting with any, nor do we consent with sharing our status of ST with them.”
While Nyapi Lombi, Ngampi Riba, Dambi Jini, and Kevin Saikia enthralled the audience with their melodious voices, Anand Kumar, Tana Akash and Naji Hillang impressed them with their dance skills. Beat boxer Dawa Norbu, too, stole the audience’s heart with his performance.
Rajesh Pabin, the man behind the battle jam, completely won over the audience with his multifaceted talents.
The highlight of the day was the discovery of many talents from amongst the children at the mission, who were then invited to participate in the dance battle jam. The day ended with mini-workshops on break dance, popping and even deejaying, in which the children actively participated.
The 3rd edition of Boulevard of Colours – a two-day culture and music street pageant organized by the Centre for Cultural & Research Documentation in collaboration with art & culture department – is going to be held along the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium access road here from 5 pm to 8 pm on 18 and 19 February.
BOC, which began in 2016, is an endeavor to involve the residents of Naharlagun in the Festival of Arunachal celebrations, and to showcase the cultural diversity and performing arts of the tribes of the state. It is also emerging as a coveted space for creative expression by young artistes, musicians, authors and poets of the state.