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Tangkul Music Forum (TMF) is set to present the first Tangkhul Music Award on December 15 at Town Hall, Ukhrul.
A release signed by general secretary of TMF, RR Dueleng stated the main objective of the event is to promote and appreciate the local singers and give them platform to showcase their professional skills and talents.
President of TMF, Nobert Khayi stated that the executive and board members, in its meeting, had decided to organise the said event to honour local artistes. The awards will be presented for different categories including rock, pop and country music. Besides, there will be solo award for best male and female artiste, best music video, best lyricist and life time achievement award.
As part of the event, a solo competition will be held and a cash prize of Rs.30,000, Rs.20,000 and Rs.15,000 will be given to the artistes coming in first, second and third positions respectively, followed by other consolation prizes. Songs for the competition will be selected from various Tangkhul artistes. Registrations and auditions for the solo competition will be held at Down Town Cafe, Phungreitang from December 8 onwards.