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Video | A documentary on the music of various Naga tribes: “Songs of the Blue Hills” – Nagaland

The movie is directed by Utpal Borpujari. The Nagas comprise a range of ethnic communities spread across several states of north-eastern India. Like ethnic communities the world over, folk music and dances form the core of Naga culture. This feature-length … Continue reading

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The unique narrative of shawls worn among 16 major tribes: Reflecting one’s social standing and the younger generation’s changing tastes – Nagaland

ANTHONY KURIAKOSE narrates how each Naga shawl is a thing of beauty, mystery, history and eternal appeal. And how each shawl wraps in its folds, a unique narrative. In the textile history of  India, the warrior shawls of  Nagaland have … Continue reading

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Plan your own musical journey around the “Seven Sister States” – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura

Start your musical journey by watching a beautiful video taken in Shillong (Meghalaya). Then discover which other forms of music and dance are being practiced by the tribal communities of the “Seven Sister States” today. Khasi music revival – the stories of two young duitara players from … Continue reading

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Chakhesang singers from Nagaland

Music video of North East. Duo of Chakhesang singers from Nagaland, north-east India, performing for Wilderness Films India Ltd. at Lodhi Gardens and elsewhere in Delhi. Source: Chakhesang singers from Nagaland! – YouTube Address : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT9Eo4sQKFc Date Visited: Thu Aug … Continue reading

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Cultural invisibility – India’s 600 potentially endangered languages

Literacy level among women in India being alarmingly low, it will be necessary to expand our school education system so as to introduce and include as many languages as possible, so that the girl children are educated in their own … Continue reading

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