Tribute Concert Paul Gangmei The Rock Legend

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Tribute Concert Paul Gangmei
The Rock Legend
Reverberating In Paul~Version1" (R.I.P.v1) "
10 May 2014. 2:00 pm. BOAT, Imphal.

The song of Paul Gangmei "CANNIBALS"

This is a small biography about Mr Paul Marudai Gangmei, it won’t be hyperbole to say that Paul Gangmei needs no introduction to any music lover; Paul Gangmei was the lead of the Band "Cannibals" and a great vocalist. His real name was Marudai Gangmei and was born on 12th June 1966 at Kakhulong, Paona Bazar, Imphal. He belongs to Rongmei (Kabui) tribe and by faith Christian Baptist, youngest among his two brothers and four sisters. He was born to Mr Gourachand Gangmei and Mrs. (Late) Thambal Gangmei, his father is a retired Head master of Kakhulong LP school and Paul Gangmei married to Mrs Athing Gangmei. Due to his chronic illness his life was shorten and untimely he passed away on 02th April 2014at RIMS Hospital, Imphal.

In born with him the passion of music and was a lead vocalist and a guitarist, his gifted voice has indeed indelible dint in the hearts of the entire music lover. He started his first band with "Astounder" way back in 1984, "Black Sultan" in 1985, "Machine Head" in 1986 and then the "Cannibals" from 1987 to 1996. From 1984 to 1992, altogether he had already perform in more than 100 concerts giving his electrifying performance and mesmerizing the crowds with his zeal and exceptional talents, of which more than 40 concerts were perform live only at GM Hall Imphal, Manipur.

Abstracting from his personally written dairy, the following dates and place are quoted.
ASTOUNDER 1984 Adimjati High School
ANSUM, Senapati hall
Ukrul Dist
BLACK SULTAN 1985 GM hall, Imphal
MACHINE HEAD 04/08/1986 GM hall, Imphal
01/11/1986 Kut, CCpur Dist
08/11/1986 KSU Imphal
11/11/1986 YYC Imphal
18/12/1986 Ukrul Dist
1986 Light House, Kangboi Club, CCpur Dist
01/01/1987 YAC Club ground, Ukrul
CANNIBALS 27/06/1987 GM hall, Imphal
1987 Football ground, Senapati Dist
1988 Chandel Dist
1988 Tamenglong Dist
1988 Town Hall, CCpur Dist
1989 CCpur Dist
1989 Moirang Club, Moirang
1989 Chandel Dist
1990 Light House, Kangboi Club, CCpur Dist
1990 Old Cinema Hall, Moirang Club, Moirang
1990 Chandel Dist
1990 ZSU conference, Tamenglong Dist
1990 Mayang Imphal
1990 Kakching, Thoubal Dist
1990 Senapati Dist
1991 Tamenglong Dist
1991 College Meet, Kakching Thoubal Dist
1991 Senapati Dist


Nagaland 1988 Kalibari Hall, Dimapur
1989 Public Ground, Dimapur
1989 Mokokchung
1990 Kohima
1990 Kalibari Hall, Dimapur.
Sikkim 1988 Sikkim
West Bengal 1988 Darjeeling
Mizoram 1988 Zawlkhomoiwi Club, Aizawl
1989 Zawlkhomoiwi Club,Aizawl
ASSAM 1985 Silchar
1989 Library Hall, Guwahati
1990 Engineer Ground, Guwahati
Meghalaya 1988 Library Hall, Shillong
1989 Library Hall, Naga Student Union, Shillong
1992 Tura


DELHI 1989 Hindu College
1990 Capacity Stadium
1990 Siri Fort Auditorium
Calcutta 1992 St Xavier’s



NE-CONTEST 1988 Dimapur
NESF 1988 Delhi
Shri Ram College of Commerce’s CROSSROAD 1989 Delhi
St Xavier’s 1992 Calcutta

Paul lead band “Cannibals” were consider as the pioneer of India’s Hard rock band - dominating from mid 80's to mid 90's playing songs from Black Sabbath, Rainbow, AC-DC, Guns & Roses, Judas Priest , Motley Cure, Deep Purple, Ozzy and many more, besides songs from this band the Cannibals were also famous for their original songs like “Sweet Reggae”, "Dirty Boy Blues" and “In the middle of the night”. Cannibals got popular with the songs Paul sung with his versatile voice, songs like... Highway Star, Smoke on water ( Deep Purple), Street of dream ( Rainbow ), Diamond and rust, Breaking the law ( Judas Priest), N.I.B, Paranoid ( Black Sabbath), Bark at the moon (Ozzy), Love don't stay (Tiger of Pan Tang), Place in your heart (Nazareth), Number of the beast, Revelation, Trooper, 2 minutes to midnight (Iron Maiden). Some of the Cannibals own compose songs were such as Confused, Goodbye Dead Body, Devil Devil, Burden of Dream, Inner Feeling.
Deep Purple was his favourite band, among vocalist his Favourite was Ian Gillan, Favourite Performer band was Iron Maiden and his Favourite Music genre was obviously the Hard Rock.
Paul Gangmei released two of his solo albums during his hay days, his two albums was a great hits and was like by all his fans, his solo albums were 'Oh! Zeliangrong, and "Evergreen Munglao" . "Oh! Zeliangrong" album carries social message for all the people in general and particularly for Zeliangrong community. In his next album "Evergreen Munglao", which includes his hit song “Pongbammei”, the album mainly comprise of love songs.
For all the music lover, Paul Gangmei was a great singer, a true ROCKstar, a great PERFORMER, who had shown the new dawn of rock music in Manipur, but for us he will always remain a “Good son” over and above a “Great Singer”, he is no more with us but he has imprint countless memories for the family and for his fans who have admired him, loved him and praised him.
The last farewell ceremony for Paul Gangmei will be performing on 06th April 2014 (Today) at Christian cemetery Chingmeirong at 9.30 am and at his residence – Kakhulong Paona bazaar, Imphal. We would request all his band mates, friends, well wishers and his fans to kindly attend the ceremony and bid adieu to our beloved Paul Marudai Gangmei.
From Corinthians 13:13, Faith, hope and love are the heart of the Christian life. Our relationship with God begins with faith, which helps us realize that we are delivered from our past by Christ’s dead. Hope grows as we learn all that God has in mind for us; it gives us the promise of the future. And God’s love fills our lives and gives us the ability to reach out to others.

Paul Marudai Gangmei’s Family

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