Purple Fusion, Rahul Ram and Mhaseve Tetseo in joint action!
Purple Fusion is an experimentive band fusing genre such as Folk Rock, Blues, Funk , Reggae and Bollywood (classic or vice versa). Purple Fusion incorporates different aspects of Naga traditional music, like rhythm, chants, and vocal melodies with western instruments and with genre which may necessarily not have the just one influence, with a little diversion from the main stream techno, R&B and pop. The band was founded by Mhathung Odyuo and Lamtsala Sangtam on the 1st of July 2012. Purple Fusion has been busy performing locally and also with international acts. They also got the chance to perform in June 2012 alongside John Schlitt from the famed band Petra who is a four time Grammy winning artist and just recently performed with Mr. Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean and guru of folk Rewben Mashangva. Here's a little Bio about the members
LAMTSALA SANGTAM (Vocals): After a gap of nearly a decade Lamtsala is making a comeback in the music scene. Regarded as one of the leading female vocalists in the state she has been an inspiration and mentor for many female singers some of whom have been successful in competitions like Naga Idol. Having a distinctive flair to her voice and performance she is one of the most sought after female vocalists in the state.
MHASEVE TETSEO (Guitar): Mhaseve Tetseo is the first Naga to have passed out grade 8 in 2008 from Trinity Rock School. He has been active for the last 5 years in the Delhi music scene performing with some of the leading musician. He is a celebrated guitarist in the pub scene performing Jazz, blues and Rock. He is also the winner of the all India acoustic guitar competition organized by Furtados Music.
TEMSU KICHU (Drums): Temsu is one of the leading drummers from Nagaland who has played for bands such as Diatribe (winner of Hornbill National Rock 2008), Grafitti, and Oleanders etc. He has won numerous awards in the state as well as outside the state.
MHATHUNG ODYUO (Bass/Vocal): Mhathung has been the long time bass player of the Band Divine Connection (winner of MTV RockOn 2011). He has performed all over the country as well as abroad. He had been the driving force of Divine Connection composing, arranging and writing songs for the band. Having a desire to shy away from the mainstream rock and metal scene Mhathung has joined PF and is experimenting with Naga Folk music fussed with jazz,funk,blues and rock. Mhathung got and won the tag of Best Bassist at Yamaha Music India-Asian Beat 2008 and Hornbill Rock contest etc. He is also known as the first Indian Bassist to have an online bass tutorial on Youtube.
NagaFest 2012 is a one of its kind celebration with Music concerts, food, prizes, awesome speakers and showcasing the talent of the Indigenous Naga tribes of North East India. It is a platform for all Nagas to come together in Delhi. It was held on 19th September 2012 at Talkatora Stadium funded by an NGO called the Indigenous Foundation (IF). The main purpose of Nagafest is to fight poverty in Naga inhabited areas and to bring all Nagas together, to share the awareness of issues and concerns as a group. It is not a political group but action oriented and plans to take up all cultural, spiritual and economic issues to solve them with immediate and long term needs for the group.
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