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Assam rolls out first Music Archive of NE at Jyoti Chitraban

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Guwahati : Assam government today inaugurated the first Music Archive of the North East for preserving various works of artistes.

“The first Music Archive of the region will fulfill the aspiration of our artistes. The centre will work for preservation of creations, including folklore,” Assam Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley said during inauguration of the function here.

The Music Archive has been set up inside the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio complex, which is owned by the state government.

Doley also inaugurated the first ever air-conditioned shooting floor of the North East — Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika Shooting Floor — in the same premises.

Speaking on the occasion, Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio Society Secretary Monita Borgohain said a number of important projects were in the pipeline to upgrade the facilities offered by the complex for making a film.

“Some of our plans are to build auro and atmos surround sound system for re-recording, digital interference, mini multiplex cinema hall and four camera set-up for online video studio among others,” she added.

Modernisation of the studio is undertaken with financial help from the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Assam Accord and also from ‘Film City’ project of the state government, Borgohain said.

Established in 1961, the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio Society has the world famous Arri-Alexa Digital 35mm movie camera, which is one of the very few available models in Asia.

The complex also houses the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute.

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