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Haonao: EP of Featherheads Haokui Released


An extended play record of Featherheads Haokui titled “Haonao” was officially released on Monday at Town Hall, Ukhrul.

TMF Ukhrul Correspondent

The first ever extended play record of Featherheads Haokui titled “Haonao” was officially released today at Town Hall, Ukhrul.

Frontman of Featherheads Haokui, Augustine L Shimray informed that “the EP Haonao is all about our culture our identity and our way of life. Many people misunderstood us for the ear piercing, for the haokuiret (Mohawk cut) and phakharoo (tattoo), but that is the way of our forefathers. Let us emulate and preseve our identity dignifiedly.”

“The shooting of Haonao video took place in beautiful places of Tangkhul including Raphei area. One of our aim is also to expose the beautiful scenic of our region through this video” added Augustine L Shimray. The EP comprise of four tracks – Haonao, Avąkhon, Song of Peace and Ohei.

MC of the day, Ngakuimi Awungshi informed that “Featherheads Haokui was first formed in 2012 but could not kickoff as a regular band. Augustine L Shimray regroup the band again in 2016 and since there has been no looking back. Their video “Ihao Thot” produced by Dialog Media, Ukhrul three years ago has received more than 1 million viewers.”

The present line up of the band consists of Augustine L Shimray (Vocal), Soreichon L Shimray (Vocal), Somazan Vashai (Guitarist), Shomi L Shimray (Guitarist), Mayami HV (Guitarist and Tingteila), Shanchui A Samshok (Bass) and Rizat Zimik (Drum).

The official music video of Haonao is directed by Mazanmung AC, cinematography by Reingamyo Varu and Yein CHK as assistant cinematography. Recorded at studio Kāzokzą and drone camera by Thotreichan Keinam.

Ningmaso Awungshi of Shangching open the premier of Haonao by presenting a beautiful folk songs with Tingteila (traditional stringed instruments). The premier of music video Haonao was a feast for the eyes and ears of fans and well wishers of Featherheads Haokui who attended the premier programme.

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