Bangalore, June 19th 2018 - King of Naga Folk Blues – Guru Rewben Mashangva’s first ‘Hau’ Music Album is underway for an international production and launch by Half Step Rock. The debut English album titled ‘Life is Beautiful’ will comprise of eight to ten original tracks, written and composed by the Guru Rewben.
Hailing from Ukhrul, Manipur and with over 25 years of experience, Guru Rewben is famous for his tribal tunes and being the flag bearer of Tangkhul folk music, from India. He uses the guitar, a Mazui (native mouth organ), a four-hole Naga flute called Yangkahui, the Tingteilla (folk fiddle) and a rare cow bell percussion to produce a unique unmatched folk blues sound.
Speaking on the occasion Ajay Chanam, Half Step Rock’s founder and leading independent artist from India said, “Hau Music will finally represent a genre unique to the North Eastern states of India, essentially local tribal sound and instruments integrated with various western genres. People do not listen to Bollywood music here, and that is good in a sense for us as it makes our task of reviving a mainline music industry disassociated from movies easier. Hau Music has immense potential as the region is inhabited by over 200 major tribes, each one with their unique dialect, sound and inclination towards a specific western genre. Guru Rewben, for example, is Tangkhul Naga folk sound married with blues. We see endless potential here.”