Traditional music and dance of Manipur and Northeast India

Category: Ritual

A lesson with the Maibi of Manipur. Ima Dhoni Amaibi.

A lesson with the Maibi of Manipur. Ima Dhoni Amaibi.

Ima Dhoni Amaibi is the current senior Amaibi at the JN Manipur Dance Academy. This set of short videos were taken at her home in Imphal as she gives lessons to other Maibi and a research student from the university. (Special thank you to Ima […]

Pena Music: Oja Mangi, Yakeiba / Yakairol (Morning Invocations).

Pena Music: Oja Mangi, Yakeiba / Yakairol (Morning Invocations).

The master Pena Khongba (musician), Oja Kangembam Mangi plays the ritual morning invocations of Lai Haraoba known formally as Yakeiba and more popularly as Yakairol. One of the great values of these recording are their capture in their actual setting at the Manipur ritual festival of Lai Haraoba. These song of praise […]

The book: Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur

The book: Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur

Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur, is the first in depth English language book focusing on the indigenous folk performing arts  of Manipur in Northeast India. With over 300 photographs and comprehensive text by Byron Aihara, the project has received the support and blessing of […]