Hornbill Festival

  • Hornbill Festival among Nagaland’s biggest intellectual properties
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 18  The Hornbill Festival is one of Nagaland’s biggest intellectual properties and is an economic booster, Nagaland Chief Minster Neiphiu Rio declared today. For a mere investments of a few crores, it generates an economic impact of close to a 100 crore, he said, presenting the presenting the 2021-22 State Budget.  He also vowed that the 2021 edition of the Hornbill Festival will be organised as “the biggest ever eve
  • Aims to make Nagaland music & arts’ capital: CM
    Announces CM’s Music & Arts Scholarships, Conservatory of Folk & Traditional Music Morung Express News Kohima | February 18 The State Government is aiming to make Nagaland a capital of the music and arts industry, promised Chief Minister, announcing a slew of initiatives for the sector.   Among others, it included the Chief Minister’s Scholarship for Music & Arts from this year onwards.  “This scholarship will ensure professional
  • FLASHBACK: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NAGALAND’S HORNBILL FESTIVAL
    Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the premier Hornbill Festival christened “Festival of Festival’ has put Nagaland in the recent years. However, the 21st edition of the annual 10-day festival from December 1-10 went completely virtual due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a flashback, The Morung Express presents '10 Things You Should Know About Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival.'        
  • ‘Absolutely Virtual’ Hornbill Festival
    Possibly just a half hour long virtual programme, says Tourism Secretary Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | November 27 Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Hornbill Festival that has put Nagaland in the global tourist map will go completely virtual this year. The annual 10-day festival will possibly be reduced to about half an hour and telecasted on December 1.  “By virtual Hornbill, we mean absolutely virtual. We are not having dancers performing, we are not ev
  • Nagaland: NTA supports virtual Hornbill Festival
    Kohima, November 1 (MExN): While the Nagaland Government’s decision to conduct a ‘virtual’ Hornbill festival has received mixed reactions from several civil organisations and the public, the Nagaland Tourism Association (NTA) on Sunday rallied behind the idea of a virtual celebration of the event. In a statement appended by its President A David Solo and former President Vincent Belho, the NTA said that the Hornbill Festival is the only occasion where the tourism f
  • Hosting Hornbill Festival would negate efforts against COVID-19: AMK
    Kohima, October 28 (MExN): The Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho (AMK) on Wednesday objected to the directive issued by the Nagaland Tourism department to prepare for the Hornbill Festival and termed it as a ‘rude shock’. The apex body of the Angami women observed that the order ‘takes the wind out of the sails’ of the frontline workers who have been tirelessly involved in the fight against COVID-19. It highlighted the statistics issued by the Medical de
  • Hornbill Music Festival & V-Rox to be Festival Partners
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 3  With an incredible journey of 20 years that has drawn the interest of close to a million people in the last two decades, Hornbill Music Festival has inked a historic agreement with V-Rox Festival, Vladivostok, Russia on Monday as ‘Festival Partners.’ Following the agreement, V-Rox had declared, “we are happy to announce on this day, the 3rd of August, 2020 that V-Rox Festival- Vladivostok, Russia and Hornbill Music
  • Nagaland’s Hornbill Music Festival partners with V-Rox Russia 
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 3  The Hornbill Music Festival Nagaland has found a new ‘long distance’ partner, far-off in the east, with the announcement of collaboration with V-Rox Festival - Vladivostok, Russia. Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio took to Twitter to announce the partnership on August 3.  “I am happy to know that V-Rox Festival - Vladivostok, Russia and Hornbill Music Festival Nagaland, India, will be festival partne
  • After Nagaland, now Tripura to hold 'Hornbill Festival'
    A cultural presentation at the main of the Hornbill Festival, at Naga Heritage Village Kisama, under Kohima District in Nagaland in December 2017. (Morung File Photo)   Agartala, February 6 (IANS): Taking a cue from Nagaland's world famous annual Hornbill Festival, Tripura government for the first time to hold two-day Hornbill Festival with twin goal - conservation of the striking forest bird "Hornbill" and to boost the livelihood of the people through tourism.  
  • Nagaland CM basks in success of Hornbill Fest 2019
    Chakhesang cultural troupe perform jhum cultivation song on December 7 at the Naga Heritage Village,  Kisama. (Morung Photo)   KOHIMA, DECEMBER 11 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, basking in the glory of  the “overwhelming success” of the Hornbill Festival 2019, today extended his appreciation to all for those involved in the achievement.    “This year's festival has been an overwhelming success with a record number of tou
  • Hornbill Festival: New in Pictures
    Thai cultural troupe performs at 'Cultural Connect' at the main arena, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on the 6th day of the ongoing Hornbill Festival on December 6. (Morung Photo)          
  • Artsy Naga announces winners of artworks category
    Artsy Naga’s ongoing art exhibition, “Think Art, Think Nagaland” at the 2019 Hornbill International Festival announced the winners for the categories of artworks being displayed.  A press release issued by Toka Kits, PR & Content Analyst, Artsy Naga stated that with a vision to promote and encourage Naga artists, Artsy Naga tied up with sponsors to give away certificates and cash awards to the winners. The art exhibition-cum-sale is a juried show, featuring som
  • Cultural Connect - true essence of Hornbill Festival
    Ao cultural troupe performing Ao Prak (Bamboo Dance) at the evening session of the ‘Cultural Connect’ at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on the 6th day of the Hornbill Festival on December 6. (DIPR Photo)   Kohima, December 6 (MExN): The Hornbill Festival, one of the biggest festivals in North East India drew into its sixth day at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama with yet another impressive and enthralling cultural extravaganza that left the audience in awe of the rich and c
  • ‘Axone’ screened at GLOCAL-The Hornbill International Film Festival
    The ‘Axone’ team at the special screening of the movie during the Glocal International Film Festival at Hotel Jafpfü on December 5. (DIPR Photo)   Morung Express News Kohima | December 5 Critically acclaimed film ‘Axone’ by Nicholas Lemtur Kharkongor was screened today marking the inaugural of GLOCAL-The Hornbill International Film Festival at Hotel Japfü, Kohima. Organised by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Eastern Art Counci
  • Cultural troupes continue to enthrall spectators at Hornbill Festival
    Konyak cultural troupe demonstrate indigenous way of carrying water during “Cultural Connect” at Kisama on December 5. (Morung Photo)   Kohima, December 5 (MExN): The cultural troupes of 17 different tribes continue to enthrall the spectators and visitors at the Hornbill Festival. On the 5th day, the morning session of the cultural extravaganza was graced by 5 times Indian National Rally Champion and 2000 Asia Zone Rally Champion, Hari Singh, Major General IG AR (North)
  • Hornbill Festival: Music Maestro AR Rahman to grace closing ceremony
    File Photo: AR Rahman performs at HWC Bhubaneswar, Odisha on November 27, 2018. (Photo Courtesy: Government of Odisha [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)] via Wikimedia Commons]   Morung Express News Kohima | December 3   Music Maestro, AR Rahman will grace the closing ceremony of the 20th edition of the Hornbill Festival on December 10, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio announced on Tuesday.   Taking to Twitter to share t
  • Hornbill Festival pulls 57990 tourists on first two days
    A cultural troupe from Konyak Naga tribe performing a folk dance on the 2nd day of the Hornbill festival held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on December 2. (DIPR Photo)   Morung Express News Kohima | December 3 A total of 57990 tourists have visited the Hornbill Festival 2019 since its inauguration on December 1, a tourism official informed on Monday.   The 20th edition of the 10-day gala christened as ‘Festival of Festival’ got off to a colourful s
  • Nagaland: 11 bands win ‘Ticket to Hornbill’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 10   11 bands have earned their “Ticket To Hornbill – State Edition” and will be representing their respective districts at the “The Great Hornbill Rock.”   The bands were selected after the 'Ticket to Hornbill' auditions held in all districts under the Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) in September.   The winners will perform along with the other national bands under one roof at the Hornbill Music Fe