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“The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures. Each state stands out in terms of its practices.” – Arka Roy Chowdhury (Times Travel, 18 June 2018)
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/northeast-tourism-reasons-why-you-should-definitely-visit-the-seven-sister-states/as64634582.cms
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“The seven sister states of northeast – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura – and the Himalayan state of Sikkim could well become India’s next music epicentre.” – Ruhi Batra (Times of India, 17 May 2015)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/Why-the-northeast-is-rocking/articleshow/47314514.cms
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=13956

Video | People of the hills celebrate their annual Wangala festival in Asanang: “We Garos are tuned into world music and culture” – Meghalaya

PHEROZE L. VINCENT, The Hindu, November 24, 2012 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> The Garo tribe of Western Meghalaya celebrates the winter harvest with a three-day festival. […] Alva Sangma, the editor of … Continue reading

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India’s tribal, folk and devotional music: Secular and ceremonial songs – An overview

Excerpt from Chapter XVI Music (pp. 212-242) “Tribal, Folk and Devotional Music” by NA Jairazbhoy in AL Basham (ed.). A Cultural History of India. London: Oxford University Press, 1975, pp. 234-237. TRIBAL, FOLK, AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC Classical music is the most refined … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi musical heritage of Meghalaya – introduction

Watch a series of short videos researched and filmed by Gayatri Indira Vijaysimha and Dev Narayan Chaudhuri (Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai). They show young and senior members of the Khasi community who enjoy traditional music for a variety … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi music revival – the stories of two young duitara players

Kong Batthimai, a vegetable vendor and singer celebrates music as a source of joy; for her and her community, it is also a means of attaining knowledge and enlightenment …

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Video | The Karbi Ramayana in Assam and its Modern Re-telling in Documentary Film: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 1: The Karbi Ramayana in Assam and its Modern Re-telling in Documentary FilmPaper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi ANANYA BARUADepartment of Philosophy, Hindu College, New Delhi KEYWORDS: RAMAYANA, DOCUMENTARY, INDONESIA, … Continue reading

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