Music audio album ‘NI RITEPER’, meaning ‘I am in a hurry or restless’ in Ao dialect by Lima Longkumer was launched on April 14, at SCERT, SIEMAT Hall in Kohima.
Pastor Kohima Ao Baptist Arogo (KABA), Sentsashi chaired the function and delivered the welcome address. He said that everyone has their own story and each story has an art that has a story.
An update from the DIPR issued on April 16 mentioned that the artist while briefing about his songs said that his songs convey a message where in the present world everyone value more of the material aspect and spend most of their time and energy to amass wealth rather than cater to the needs of the spiritual well-being .Today there is an urgent need of our mindset because many people do not enjoy the real happiness in life inspite of the material wealth, he said. Virtues like fellow feeling and justice in our society has been overshadowed by selfish attitude. Also there is lack of dignity of labour which has led to corruption and depend entirely on nonlocal for our livelihood. “May the mountain yield prosperity for all because the leaders does what is right, help them to defend the poor to rescue the children of the needy and to crush the oppressors”, was the basic themes where he got the inspiration to write the song and convey the message of love and oneness to fellow beings, he further stated.
Lima had also earlier released an English album in 1995 and during the 80’s and 90’s he had performed in All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra, Kohima.
Pastor KABA, Sentisashi released and dedicated the album.