The Assamese heart skips a little every time it hears the melodies of ‘Bihu Geet’. It cannot stop from shaking a leg to the sounds of dhol, pepa and gogona, even when miles away from home, especially during Rongali Bihu, the harvest festival.
Each year the Axom Qatar Society comes together and begins preparations weeks ahead for the much-awaited Rongali Bihu celebrations. This year they got together on 6 April.
The highlight of the cultural event was the worldwide release of Abhishruti Bezbaruah’s new Bihu single Kordoi Sokola.
Abhishruti, the powerhouse talent from Assam, has been winning hearts through her songs on YouTube. With millions of followers and views, she performs in and outside India, and has also won many accolades. Born into a culturally empowered family, her roots trace back to the dozens of literature created by Rasaraj Lakhminath Bezbaruah.
What’s a Bihu celebration without authentic Bihu delicacies? The spread of the evening was laid out by the households of the Assamese families in Doha, letting aromas spread across the Middle Eastern lands.