This November 4-5th, Arunachal Pradesh welcomes you to experience the art, culture, and festivities of the Galo Tribe.
The first-of-its-kind in Arunachal Pradesh, the second edition of Basar Confluence’s (BasCon) Art Residency programme is all set to take place on 4–5th November 2017. With an aim of making Basar an equal society through art and culture, Gumin Rego Kilaju (Guu`min Rvgoo Kw`laaju) or GRK has led a movement that brings together Basar Confluence + Artist Residency: an organic festival that celebrates the arts, local Galo culture, and folk performances.
What more? The festival allows a free entry to its audience; however, one will have to pay for their own stay and accommodation that will cost anywhere between INR 600 to 1500. Tents and homestay are also made available. To book yourself an accomodation now, click here.
The artist lineup at this year’s Basar Confluence includes the likes of award-winning Malayalam film director, Sajin Babu, Dharitri Boro, a mixed-media artist, trained theatre professional, Biresh Krishnan Chavakkad, Delhi-based poet and photographer, Anil Bairwal, and Guwahati based composer, Arunavh Dam.
BasCon also welcomes its audience to experience performances by the legendary King of the Naga Folk Blues, Guru Rewben Mashangva from Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh’s own, the inimitable Omak Komut Collective. There will also be folk dances from the Singpho and Monpa communities. Also celebrating Mopin – the Goddess of Harvest at the BasCon will be the locals as they pay homage to the Goddess for a bountiful harvest, with folk music, dance, and feasting.
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