MLCU conducts Blues Music Workshop

Shillong Aug 1: “It all started with the Blues, modern day music genres are all derivatives of Blues music, hence it’s just very apt that we have a special day to celebrate the rich history, legacy, tradition and most importantly try to spread the magic of Blues Music to the youth”, remarked Rudy Wahlang, member of Shillong’s Blues band Soulmate during a Blues Music Workshop held in Martin Luther Christian University as part of the 6th Annual International Blues Music Day.

The workshop is a first of its kind in Shillong where the students and faculty from the Department of Music, MLCU were exposed to the tragic origin of Blues, which emerged as a way for the African slaves in the Americas to deal with the foreign and harsh realities of their slavery.

While speaking at the workshop, Mr Wahlang and the band’s vocalist Miss Tipriti Kharbangar stated that Blues music is all about expressing their emotions through the various instruments and strong vocals. Us a lot about life and they also added that Blues music can teach us about varied realities of life and its hardships.

Other Blues musicians also present during the workshop were members of the band Blue Temptation, Kapil Chettri and Veda V Sharma.

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

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We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

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