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Musical Awakening

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

By Prasanta Phukon

Awakening is more than a rock band. It is a vision that five young musicians shared. They wanted to infuse energy into dreary souls and shake the world up from slumber through their music. So they came together to form the modern rock music band.


Every song the band performs conveys a story. Vocalist Ness Bareh says the songs which they always enjoy performing on stage are One Life One God One Chance and We Cry Out.


“We Cry Out is one of the challenging songs but it is exciting to play it as it starts with a catchy melodic line under a beautiful chord progression and takes the song to a different climax with heavy riffs. This is one of our favourites,” says Bareh.

The other members — guitarists Aiborlang Marbaniang and Albinson Kurbha, bassist Rijied Marbaniang and drummer Dao Rajee — agree saying that the song has received much appreciation.

After years of jamming together and sharing their individual taste for music, the members have come up with their style of music, which is an amalgamation of different genres.