AIMF conducts music workshop

CHIMPU, Sep 17: Members of the Arunachal Independent Musicians Forum (AIMF) – Haggai, Samuel, Takar, Bikram, Teji, Boby, Dambi, Liyir, Carolina and Sonny – put together a ‘brunch session’, followed by a music workshop for the children of the Donyi Polo Mission School for the Visually and Hearing Impaired here on 15 September.
The voluntary initiative, which was warmly received by the school’s teachers and students, featured musical performances by the kids and the AIMF artists, followed by a music workshop covering the basic fundamentals of music, such as rhythm, melody, harmony, and different styles of music.
There was also a surprise appearance by the Dancing Devils. They were a major sensation for the kids, especially for those with hearing disability. The entire hall was enthralled by the flexibility and the finesse with which the dancers performed.
“It was a heart-touching moment for us to see them smile,” said Haggai, a studio producer by profession.
“I just couldn’t contain my emotions. It was so satisfying to see the kids enjoy the performances. It was the toughest thing to say goodbye to them,” said Samuel, an artist.
“It was very challenging to find a common ground for the visually impaired and those with hearing disability, to even make them connect to the fundamentals of rhythm in music,” said Teji, also an artist.
Artists, well-wishers and the Erkis’ Sound contributed to the initiative.
The AIMF is a forum of independent artists from Arunachal. It’s core vision is to make music reach the grassroots level through workshops and live performances. The AIMF is on a mission mode to make music a part of everyone’s life and bring peace, prosperity and harmony through music.