To perform with Surfira at DDSC stadium tonight
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Nov. 30: It didn’t take long for Kailash Kher to come back to Nagaland for the second time to be part of the Hornbill Festival after his unforgettable experience at the festival last year. Landing in Dimapur on Thursday the Sufi singer could not hold his excitement as he addressed media persons at the Dimapur airport crediting Nagaland’s Music Task Force (MTF) for the remarkable effort they are conveying to the country in putting up a one of a kind music festival.
“The music style and marketing is changing but Hornbill International Music Festival is authentic which the real beauty of the state is and that has made me ‘Teri Deewani’ to come for the second time consecutively” expressed Kher cheerfully.
It may be noted that Khailash Kher was conferred the Padma Shri Award 2017 for his contribution to music in the country.
His love for Nagaland’s traditional music blended with ultra modern-yet cool-in his words, and the spirit of Hornbill festival made him come back, says the celebrated musician who is popular for his Indian folk and Sufi music. However recounting his last year’s concert experience at the Dimapur District Sports Council Stadium, Kher acknowledged ‘though the turnout was commendable, the stadium wasn’t packed as expected but this time I am hoping to see the stadium packed’.
As a professional performer who has performed globally, Kher expressed contentment to experience the two days for himself in Nagaland unlike his other schedules and admits ‘this will be the first time I will have two-days for myself’.
Well Nagaland’s traditional music is not the only thing Kher is drawn toward; he has found a new fascination. ‘Chewing tamul (Areca nut) is cool’ admitted Kher amusingly. To visit Dzükou valley is one of his desire, shared the Padma Shri Award recipient.
The popular Indian singer of the famed ‘Saiyyan’, ‘Teri Deewani’ and ‘Tu Jaane Na’ (to name a few) will be performing on Dec. 1 at DDSC along with the Surfira-an eight member band.
For Kailash Kher’s music fan and all those who have missed his show last year, the stage is all set at DDSC and here is an opportunity to witness Kher perform live in your hometown.