A hit video by a band from Nagaland which featured in VH1’s International Top 10 Chart Busters is among five Indian singles to be nominated for the MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt in November.

‘Painted Dreams’ by Alobo Naga And The Band from Dimapur in Nagaland has been nominated under Best Indian Act/Worldwide Act.

The other Indian groups in the list are Bandish Projekt (’Lover’ Ft, Monica Dogra), the iconic Indus Creed (‘Fireflies’) and Menwhopause (‘Easy’) and singer-songwriter Oliver Sean (‘So good final movie’).

The voting process has started in the MTV EMA 2012 official Web site and will end on October 14.

The video single ‘Painted Dreams’ was the official theme song of the prestigious first Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF), 2011. It was conceptualised and directed by Prithish and Puja Chakraborty from Creovaent Productions, Guwahati.

“It’s incredible; we are just speechless with the nomination. It’s a proud moment for us and the entire northeast and especially for our musicians,” said an excited Alobo Naga, the vocalist of the band.

“The nomination to this global platform shows the opportunities that are now open for western musicians from the northeast,” said Prithish.

‘Painted Dreams’ was ranked among the Top 50 international music videos of 2011 by US channel VH1. It also featured at number four in VH1’s International Top 10 Chart Busters, a list which had the likes of Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Pitbull.

(This article was published on September 20, 2012)
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