Traditional music and dance of Manipur and Northeast India

Category: Chakpa

Lai Haraoba, Leisem Jagoi (Dances of Devotion) Chakpa Phayeng

Lai Haraoba, Leisem Jagoi (Dances of Devotion) Chakpa Phayeng

Leisem Jagoi Chakpa Phayeng   Another Phayeng Leisem Jagoi by Iche Thabhallei  of Phayeng. She may be the only person who still can perform this special ancient dance. 1st dance 2nd dance  

Puthem Chaobi sings folksongs from Chakpa Andro village, Manipur.

Puthem Chaobi sings folksongs from Chakpa Andro village, Manipur.

Puthem Chaobi is a folksinger of the Chakpa village of Andro, East Imphal,Manipur. She can recall many of the traditional folksongs of her village which no one else remembers or sings. We were able to record Iche Puthem Chaobi during December of 2013. The recording […]

Lai Ishei Shakpa of Chakpa Phayeng. Lullaby to the Lai.

Lai Ishei Shakpa of Chakpa Phayeng. Lullaby to the Lai.

The Lai Ishei Shakpa are the unique ritual songs sung at the Chakpa Phayeng Lai Haraoba. They could be said to be Lullaby that sends the Lai deities to sleep at the close of each evening program. The Ishei Shakpa are sung by the Arangbi […]

About Seven Sisters Music and Byron Aihara

About Seven Sisters Music and Byron Aihara

Seven Sisters Music is creating books, videos, and web pages exploring the traditional performing arts of Northeast Indian state of Manipur. Byron Aihara is a film maker, photographer,  whose work for the past eight years has been centered on traditional performance arts of Northeast India. […]