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AparnaDutta Created By AparnaDutta on 26-Sep-2018 -- 11:00 AM

Probably the most neglected part of Indian nation is agreeably the North Eastern part of India. We often tend to neglect their culture, beauty, traditions primarily because of the difference in their physical features as compared to the rest of the Indian population. But there have come up many bands from North East India which are remarkably applaudable and demand equal respect from people.


Some of the famous bands from North East India are as follows:


Tetseo Sisters

One of the best bands from North East India is this group of four sisters singing in Chokri dialect are on a mission to revive the folklore of the Chakhesang Tribe. Their accompaniment is a Tati, which is a single stringed instrument and Khrokhro, which bears resemblance to the tambourine. They have had performed in prestigious Hornbill festival of Nagaland and also played in the last edition of NH7 Weekender.


Girish and the Chronicles - Hard Rock Band

Girish and the Chronicles is one of the hard rock band from North East India. They hail from Sikkim but are currently based in Bangalore. This band came into formation in 2009. It is led by Girish Pradhan who is a singer, songwriter, and composer. Influenced by the band from the 80s and 90s they have been able to spread their music to other countries like Hong Kong and North Korea as well.


The Vinyl Records Band

After Tetseo Sisters, The Vinyl Records is again an all-girl rock band from North East India which is currently based out of New Delhi. They came into existence in 2011. They are influenced by bands like CSS, The Clash, Strokes and the B-52. Featuring on MTV India F1 Rock show and making it to the top 15 finalists of Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds 2012, this band has come a long way to achieve this success and name.


Alobo Naga and the Band

Originating in Dimapur, Nagaland, Alobo Naga and the Band is one of the strongest bands from North East India to try its hand at some rock and other genres. Alobo auditioned some 70 musicians but selected only 4 out of them to represent the band. Alobo enjoys singing solo a lot. Their first single Painted Dreams won them a nomination in MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 for Best Indian/Worldwide Act.


Purple Act

One among the Folk bands from North East India is the Purple Fusion. They are from Nagaland and constitute elements of Blues, Jazz, Funk, Reggae and Rock. Formed in 2012, they have has collaborations with renowned artists like Rabbi Shergill, Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean and the Grammy Award Winner John W Schlitt.



It was evident that the rock capital of India, Shillong will produce one of the most successful bands from North East India. This band has created history by being the only blues band ever to represent India in the international platform.


Lucid Recess

One of the only metal rock bands from North East India, Lucid Recess is from the city of Guwahati. It was formed in the year 2004. They have won Toto Award for Music 2011.


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