IMPHAL, Sept 28 NNN: Tikendrajit Keisham from Keishamthong Bazar, Imphal has won the coveted Furtados Ultimate Guitarist 2013 (Judges Choice) award.
The prize is a Gibson Les Paul 60’s Guitar. He was adjudged as Judges Choice from amongst the top 15 finalists who hailed from different parts of the country. Tikendrajit Keisham, a student of first year Computer Science and Engineering at Manipur Institute of Technology Takyelpat,Imphal participated in the competition by submitting his live video of playing backing track provided by the Furtados for the competition in the video sharing channel Youtube. The backing tracks for his particular video was composed by Daniel Kenneth Rego who was one of the members of the jury of the contest. With hundreds of guitarists (including professionals) competing nationwide, 15 finalists were selected.
Furtados”, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Established in 1865, with a heritage of 145 years, Furtados has been deeply associated with the development of music culture in India – whether it be hosting the Trinity Guildhall examinations, importing the biggest and the best brands of musical instruments or providing a variety of gear to musicians across the country. In the past few years, it has taken pioneering steps in developing a modern and internationally comparable retail network across the country.
The Furtados Ultimate Guitarist Video Contest is a 3-month long Battle in search for the best guitarist in India. The Battle went through a series of public voting rounds and selection by prestigious judges.
The judges are Sahil Makhija (Demonic Resurrection) Daniel Kenneth Rego (Demonic Resurrection) Bryden lewis (Raghu Dixit Project) Reinhardt Dias.
Tikendrajit has been playing the guitar since childhood. He is influenced by his two elder brothers who are also are musicians and played together in the same band. He has performed at various local acts since 2002 and also at The Sangai Festival along with some local bands of Imphal.He is pursuing a Bachelors Degree Course in Computer Science and engineering Engineering at Manipur Institute of Technology,Takyelpat Imphal.
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