GUWAHATI, Nov 12 � The Eastern Beats Music Society, Guwahati which has been availing every platform across the region to promote music is upbeat after the conclusion of the 8th Rongtheang Festival held recently in Karbi Anglong.
It needs to be mentioned here that the society has been holding the Beats Contest in this platform and the response to this contest has greatly inspired the organizers to work hard to promote music as well as find the latent talents in the region.
The secretary of the society and creative director of Rongtheang festival Aiyushman Dutta said that the region was rich in music talent, but lacking a platform to showcase the talent.
�We have been trying our very best to give a platform to the talents in the region and the Beats Contest which we have been holding since last year has succeeded in attracting the best of talents in the region,� said Dutta.
It needs to be mentioned here that Naga rock band Dementia was declared the winners of the 2nd Karbi Anglong Beats Contest that had 10 top bands from all across the country taking part.
�Playing in front of a highly enthusiastic full-capacity crowd of 10,000 people, Dementia, with their sheer musical prowess and on-stage presence, proved the better of the other nine competitors,� said Dutta.
While the lead guitarist of Dementia also walked away with the electric guitar sponsored by Furtados, Cleave, a heavy metal outfit from Manipur, was declared the first runners-up.
The other bands in the competition were Dream Diabolic (Gangtok), Dissected Soul (West Bengal), Circles End (West Bengal), Maestro (Assam), Horjwlai (Tripura), Melodrama (Nagaland), Ball of Fire and Filharmonix (Assam).
Moa and Arenla Subong of popular experimental rock band Abiogenesis, veteran guitarist Utpal Barsaikia, harmonica player BB Hagjer and drummer Sarat Teron were the judges of the competition.