The fourth edition of the Guwahati International Music Festival (GIMF) will be held from February 28 to March 1 at Shilpgram, Guwahati. It will showcase a line-up that brings together some of the most significant artistes from the Asian circuit along with the leading stakeholders of the industry. Entry to the festival is free and gates will open from 3 pm on both days.
A brainchild of Northeast-based writer and cultural activist Aiyushman Dutta, the aim of the festival is to provide a platform wherein musical maestros from across the globe can share stage and collaborate with indigenous music and cultural practitioners. ‘We are all set to host the fourth edition of the GIMF after conducting auditions across the Northeast. This year’s edition will be the biggest so far. GIMF 2020 is set to bring together over 10,000 people and 500 participating performing arts professionals and enthusiasts,’ shared Dutta. The festival is being organized by Eastern Beats Music Society in collaboration with North Eastern Council, Government of India.
Eastern Beats Music Society had organized auditions across the region as part of their Pan-Asian music project ‘Rhythms and Aromas of Northeast India’. Under the project, local talents were identified, mentored, groomed, and will be performing alongside celebrated artists of the region and other parts of the country, on the festival stage.
The festival will be preceded by a first-of-its-kind “Northeast India Music Conference” to be held on February 28-29 at NEDFi auditorium, which is expected to witness participation of some global stakeholders of the music industry. Industry giants like Spotify, Rolling Stone India, CD Baby, OkListen, and the like, have confirmed their participation for the conference. In addition to that, a Northeast Indian Food Festival will be held, where food stalls will serve ethnic food from different States across the region. An ethnic food competition for homemakers will also be held on March 1. Interested people can apply at 8638712543.