Celebrated Indian composer and two-time Oscar award winner, AR Rahman will grace the closing ceremony of the 20th Hornbill Festival 2019 in Nagaland as the guest of honour on December 10th, 2019.
Taking to Twitter to share the news, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio posted: “Happy to announce that Dr A.R Rahman @arrahman will be the Guest Of Honour at the Closing Ceremony of #Nagaland #HornbillFestival2019…”
“We look forward to having him at the Festival of Festivals,” Rio added. Replying to the tweet, Rahman thanked Rio for the “honour”.
Rahman’s music institution KM Music Conservatory is the knowledge partner for the Nagaland government’s Task Force For Music And Arts. The iconic music composer is currently the head principal of the music conservatory.
The Hornbill Festival termed as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ showcases the cultural mosaic of Nagaland. The festival which celebrates colour and vibrancy of all the tribes encourages inter-tribal interaction giving a glimpse of Naga life.
All the tribes and sub-tribes of Nagaland come together to the foothills of Mount Japfü wherein lies Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – the venue of the Festival.
Photo credit: AR Rahman/Facebook