Traditional music and dance of Manipur and Northeast India

Laihui Children’s class with Mangka.

Laihui Children’s class with Mangka.

Children’s music class at Laihui. With Mangka Mayanglambam. Laihui is a center for the traditional performing arts in Imphal, Manipur. Founded in the 1980s by a collective of musicians and artists they are working to preserve and protect the music and dance of the region. Every Thursday and Sunday they have an open studio where all children and young people can come to learn music. As in the traditional style the lessons are free and conducted in a teacher student format. In this short video Mangka teaches the youngest children an important song of the Lai Haraoba.