DOBES Archive

Cholim - New Years Eve Dance Practice
Dances and songs performed as part of the This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20071231-01_1179_SM_X_NewYearsEve.mpg Duration 25'34" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP29DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1179), and runs from 9'46" to 35'19" on that cassette. 0.00”; (9’46”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 1st dance; 4’24”; (14’10”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 2nd dance; 6’06”; (15’55”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 3rd dance,; 8’06”; (17’55”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 4th dance,; This song is the same as the first dance song in SDM12-20071215-01_1178_SM_X_GirlsDancingGroup 10’49”; (20’35”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 5th song – boy’s song; 12’24”; (22’10”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – Boy’s song around the fire, while girls sing in a circle outside the fire – and in the dark; various other things; 19’14”; (29’00”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 7th dance,; 23’49”; (33’35”); Dances and songs around the fire; New Year’s Eve celebration – 8th dance,; 25’34”; (35’19”); End (Times are those within this recording. Times in parentheses are times on the casette.)
Cholim - Wihu Kuh festival 2008 - dances
Two recordings containing dances and songs performed as part of the Wihu Kuh festival: SDM12-20080106-06_1186_SM_X_Dances.mpg and SDM12-20080106-07_1187_JS_X_Dances.mpg 1) The first file is SDM12-20080106-06_1186_SM_X_Dances.mpg Duration 40'54" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP29DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1179), and runs from 20'23" to 1.01'19" on that cassette. 0’00”; (20’23”); Children of the village, led by Ngongko - Practicing various round dances and other dances; most of these dances were later performed by the dance troup; one of them involved clapping and parallels a dance performed with instruments 23’50”; (44’13”); Various villagers - Preparation for the dance 24’22”; (44’45”); Nongtang - Nongtang’s war dance, followed by more preparation 27’12”; (47’35”); Dance troup: Chonja, Miyaong, Omiya, Miyalik, Lusam, Jamkha, Jaong with Nongtang - 1st group dance song; 49’25” continues straight onto the 2nd dance song; 31’52”; (52’15”); Preparation for the dance 32’17”; (52’40”); Dance troup: Chonja, Miyaong, Omiya, Miyalik, Lusam, Jamkha, Jaong - 3rd dance, with gongs; there was no singing and this performance was not completed because the gong playing was not correct 34’16”; (54’39”); Preparation for the dance 35’27”; (55’50”); Dance troup: Chonja, Miyaong, Omiya, Miyalik, Lusam, Jamkha, Jaong - 4th dance, with gongs, cymbal and drum, singing begins at 56’38” 40’47”; (1.01’10”); packing up after the final dance 40’56”; (1.01’19”); end of recording (Times are those within this recording. Times in parentheses are times on the casette.) 2) The second file is SDM12-20080106-07_1187_JS_X_Dances.mpg Duration 4'37" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP29DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1179), and runs from 0'00" to 4'37" on that cassette. This recording consists of a dance song, performed by the dance troup: Chonja, Miyaong, Omiya, Miyalik, Lusam, Jamkha, Jaong
Cholim - Wihu Kuh festival 2008 - women's dances
A recording of the dances and songs sung by the women of Kharang Kong, led by Ringnya, during the final evening of the Wihu festival. The first recording consists of the following media files: SDM12-20080107-05_1189_SM_X_OldLadies_Dances.mpg Duration 17'21" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP07JAN0801 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1189), and runs from 47'52" to 1.05'13" on that cassette. Detailed contents of the recording: 0’00” (47’52”); Old Ladies, led by Ringnya - Practicising gongs; they were joined by Lukam after some time 4’59” (52’51”); Old Ladies, led by Ringnya and the Dance troup - Dance with gongs; the sound level of this recording was too high and there was a lot of clipping; sound is turned down after some time 8’13” (56’05”); Old Ladies, led by Ringnya and the Dance troup - Round dance; led by the old ladies, with the younger ones following. This appears to be two separate songs; the group was joined by Lukam who led at the end. The song stops just a moment before the cassette. 17’21” (1.05’13”); End of recording
Adivasi Dance
Dances and songs for Christmas and harvest celebration, performed by the Adivasi community of Ninggam and Kharang Kong. This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20071229-01_1179_SM_X_AdivasiDance.mpg Duration 9'46" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP29DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1179), and runs from 0'00" to 9'28" on that cassette. The indentity of the performers is not known.