Traditional music and dance of Manipur and Northeast India

Tag: Folksongs

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 […]

Traditional and rare folksongs from Kakching, with Ima Chandani

Traditional and rare folksongs from Kakching, with Ima Chandani

Here are some rare folksongs performed by Ima Yehkhom Chandani Leima. Ima remembers some of the songs from her youth. Today many songs are being forgotten and it is only the elder folks of the villages who retain them. Perhaps Ima Chandani is the only […]

Mangka sings Moirang Sai with Laihui Ensemble

Mangka sings Moirang Sai with Laihui Ensemble

Manipuri folk singer, Mangka Mayanglambam performs the traditional Meitei performance style known as Moirang Sai (Tales from Moirang Khamba Thoibi). Mangka performs the two most popular sections of the repertoire,  Kwakta Lamjel (The Tournament Race at Kwakta). The set is produced by Seven Sisters Music, with […]