GUWAHATI, Dec 3 � A string of emotive performances by famed artistes from across the globe enthralled the audience on the second day of the Guwahati International Music Festival at the Shilpgram this evening.
The proceedings of the day began with a series of interesting performances and workshops during the opening session. The fest, being organized by Eastern Beats Music Society in association with NEZCC, was conceptualized by Aiyushman Dutta.
The second day began with an impromptu jamming session by UK-based Rajarshi Siddhartha Chowdhury and Samyami Sangeeta Chowdhury with Guru Rewben Mashangva from Ukhrul, Edwin Fernandez from Delhi and Daniel Engti of Karbi Anglong.
The brother-sister duo from UK mesmerised the audience with their performance of lokageet and borgeet. The jamming was an interesting fusion of classical and Assamese folk with Blues and Jazz, Karbi and Tangkhul folk music.
While Fernandez gave the blues and jazz notes to the session, Engti rendered Karbi folk to it. The jamming only got jazzier with Guru Rewben joining the session with Tangkhul folk music.
Later, documentaries on music were screened at a film camp. The films screened included Songlines by Vasudha Joshi, Mystical Grass by Pritish Chakraborty and Puja Chakraborty, and Songs of Mashangva by Oinam Doren.
Hundreds of students, musicians and people from all walks of life attended the workshop and the film camp.
The evening crowd was treated to another gripping performance by Nepal's top rock band Abhaya and the Steam Injuns, Lucid Recess, Mayukh Hazarika, Brendan Power (UK) and others.
The evening grew evocative with Mayukh rendering some unforgettable numbers by Bhupen Hazarika.