Imphal talkies to perform at NH7 Weekender Shillong
SHILLONG: Imphal Talkies was formed in the summer of 2008 by Akhu and Sachidananda. The band is now based in New Delhi. 'Imphal Talkies' is actually the name of a cinema theatre in front of Kangla fort which used to screen only 'A' rated movies, which in a conservative society like Manipur and in a small town like Imphal, was ahead of the times.
Rolling Stone Magazine, India termed them as Voice of the Northeast while reviewing their album.
Imphal talkies as a band mostly sing protest songs against Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, and atrocities towards minorities.
The band was chosen as one of the 33 bands from 33 countries for the music album compilation entitled Album of the Revolution released in UK by Un-convention and In Place of War.
Imphal Talkies consists of:
Akhu aka Ronid Chingangbam – Vocal, Guitar
Sachidananda Angom – Guitar
Irom Singthoi – Percussion
Chaoba Thiyam – Pena
Karnajit Laishram – Bass
The band will be performing at Bacardi NH7 Weekender Shillong and Pune.
(Video Courtesy: Imphal Talkies Facebook page)
Image courtesy: Imphal Talkies Facebook page