Exclusive interview : Avora records

Single video emaw, track emaw an la neih hmain vawi khat chu an performance ka hmu fuh tawh a, khatih lai khan rimawi chhepchher kimchang nen a ni lo hlauh a ‘Unplugged’ tia an sawi ang chi chauh kha a ni. Mahse, khati chung khan an vocalist vocal chord class dangdai tak mai te, an guitarist-in a rawn mawi danglam tak maia a rawn ‘twist’ vel te kha ngaihthlak an nuam a, instrument kimchang nena an zai ngaihthlak chaknain min khah tir a ni ber a. Khata tang khan band namai lo an nihzia ka lo hre tawh a, Mizo music industry-ah bung thar min kai tir ngei pawh rinna leh beiseinain ka khat a. An laka beiseina sang tak min neihtir chu an ti hlawhchham lo chiang kher mai. India rama ‘Battle of the Bands’ ngaihhlut hlawh leh lawmman pawh thatna ber zing a mi, India ram rock band 100 chuang fein intihsiak hmachhawn tuma an ‘demo’ an thehluhna, a tha zual chauh an thlan chhuah hnuah intihsiakna stage luahlum phak tura an thlan hnua — Sennheiser Top 50 Season 3 — a pakhatna ni a, India ram champion he band ropui, India rama Mizo te ti hmingthatu nena an band chanchin te, an tum ram te, an hlawhtlinna leh aw… an music style te sawia titina hun kan neih theih avangin kan lawm hle a ni. Hei le! THALAI KHAWVEL leh AVORA RECORDS chu…

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Q. Engtin nge Avora Records a lo pian dan? Engtika din nge? Band members?
Kum 2012 atang khan Mama leh Khos-a te thian dun chuan hla ziakin Mama studio-ah an record ve nawk nawk thin a. An thian hnai te an sawm belh ve zel bawk a. Kum 2013 nipui lai vel khan official takin Avora Records chu a lo ding ta a ni.
Member te chu Stephen Rualzakhuma Hnamte (Vocalist), Lalremruata Renthlei (Guitarist), Lalkhawsiama Hmar (Guitarist), H. Lalchhuankima (Bass), Lalsangzuala (Drums) leh Vanlalmuanpuia Ralte (Producer & Manager) te kan ni.

Q. Music play ho turin eng hian nge ‘inspire’ che u?
Kan naupan lai atang hian band neih hi chu kan dream a ni vekin ka hria — keini ho hi chu. Kan music duhzawng a in an loh changte pawh a awm ve thin a; mahse, kan inkawmngeih em avang hian kan in ‘man’ ni berin kan hria.

Q. Avora Records hi eng nge a awmzia?
‘Avora’ hi chu Vanlalmuanpuia pa, R. Lalrosanga (Marova) — February ni 14, 2008-a min boral san ta hriatreng na’n a hming chawia kan phuah a ni.
Pa Marova hming atanga ‘Avora’ alo pian chhuah dan hi chu chhiartute ngaihtuah zui atan kan dah mai ang!

Q. Music in play ho hmasak ber atangin engtiang chiahin nge in music a ‘evolve’?
Kan indin tirh kha chuan indie rock leh punk lam kan awn deuh a; mahse, competition te kan han play chhoh tak tak atang khan jazz leh pop rawngkai lam hi kan khawih hnem ta zawk.

Q. Band anga in ‘biggest challenge’ chu eng hi nge ni ang? Chu chona chu engtiang chiahin nge in hmachhawn?
Kan hriat vek angin Mizoram music industry hi a la lianlo ve em a. A bik takin band tan hian dinchhuah a harsa lehzual niin kan hria. Keini aia band thiam leh hmasa te paw’n an harsatna tawh lian ber chu band a kal zel na’na hlawkna hmuhchhuah hi a ni.
Tin, midang in an la play loh music thar chhawpchhuah kan tum avang hian, keimahni paw’n tan kan la nasa em em a ni. Khawvel a changkan ve zel angin Mizoram pawnah ‘opportunity’ pawh a tam chho ve zel a. Kan theih anga tam zin chhuah a hming chher ve zel kan tum a ni.

Q. Tu nge in hla te phuah? In hla tam zawk hian ‘theme’ emaw, ‘topics’ emaw, eng nge a tum ber? In lyrics te hi in tawnhriat (experience) behchhana remkhawm a ni em?
Band kan nih angin hla pakhat hi mimal phuah a tih tawp theihloh a. Kan zavai hian kan part theuh kan compose a, jam room-ah kan luhpui a, a tul angin kan insiam that sak leh thin. Hla tin hian awmze hran theuh an neih avangin theme leh topic khat umzui bik kan nei lemlo.

Aw, tawnhriat behchhana kan phuah anni tlangpui.

Q. Engtik lai pawhin music hi digital platform a nih tawh chuan zalen taka kal pawh phalsak (freely accessible) a ni thin. Hemi chungchangah eng nge in ngaihdan?
Independent artist kan la nih hrih avang hian, kan music te hi a free a ngaihthlak theiha a awm hi kan tan chuan harsatna a awm hrih lo. Artist te tan, kan art a free a chhawpchhuah reng hi kan support chuanglo a. Kan phu tawk ang lawmman hmuh let hi chu a ngai ngei ngei kan ti.

Q. Rock band tan tunlai electronic dance music (EDM) khawvela survive turin eng nge pawimawh ber nia in hriat?
Keini chuan eng genre pawh kan respect em em a. Music ngaihthlakloh bik em em kan nei hranlo. Eng music-ah pawh inzirna tur a awm vek tih hi kan hmuhdan a ni a. Survive tur chuan khawvel music ruala ‘evolve’ ve zel a ngai kan ti.

Q. Band music business-ah hian ‘internet’ hi eng nge in ngaihdan?
Internet hi publicity leh marketing atan a pawimawh kan ti em em a. Kan in nghahna ber a ni.

Q. Lyrics or music?
50/50

Q. In band hian khawi lam kawng nge in pan dawn? Hmingthanna leh hausakna in zawng em?
Kan theih tawp kan chhuah ang a, hmingthanna leh hausakna hi chu Pathian kutah kan dah.

Q. Engtin nge in music hi insawifiah?
Keimahni chuan kan music hi kan sawifiah thiam chiahlo a. Amaherawhchu, music critic kan tawn tawh te chuan Jazz-Pop Fusion band min ti thin.

Q. Eng competition-ah te nge in tel tawh? Eng-tikah?
MZU Vibrio Beat Contest 2017 leh Sennheiser Top 50 Season 3 ah te kan tel tawh a. Pathian zarah pakhatna kan ni ve ve a ni.

Q. Mizo live band platform bikah hian eng hi nge kan hmasawnna tur nia in hriat?
Mizoramah hian music tui tak tak kan tam a, kan tanrual a kan in support tawn a ngai em em a. Organiser leh band te pawh inhriatthiamna nena kan thawh ho hi a pawimawh.

Q. In hmalamah ruahmanna?
Tunah chuan album tihchhuah hi kan ngaih pawimawh ber a ni hrih.

Q. Any last words?
YouTube, Facebook leh Instagram ah ‘Avora Records’ tihin min rawn zawng tawp ula, kan inkawm dawn nia.

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