DOBES Archive

Jorong group – Shashi (tiger song)
Three recordings in which Rangpang Ronrang sings and explains Sha Shi (Tiger song). These consist of the following sound files: SDM25-20100119-125220_JS_E_Jorong_ShaShi.wav SDM25-20100119-132955_JS_E_Jorong_ShaShiTranslation.wav SDM25-20100119-141308_JS_E_ShaShiTranslation.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM25-20100119-125220_JS_E_Jorong_ShaShi.wav; Duration 5’29”; Sha Shi (Tiger song), led by Rangpang GB. This is a war song . Song commences at 1’06” SDM25-20100119-132955_JS_E_Jorong_ShaShiTranslation.wav; Duration 36’59”; Translation of the Sha Shi, line by line explanation. SDM25-20100119-141308_JS_E_ShaShiTranslation.wav; Duration 25’13”; Translation of the Sha Shi, line by line explanation. Continued
Wangnem – Wihu song
One recording in which Wangnem Shangte sings Wihu song. This consists of the following sound file: SDM26-20100121-085311_JS_E_Wangnem_WihuSong.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM26-20100121-085311_JS_E_Wangnem_WihuSong.wav; Duration 6’21”; Shangti Wihu song; 0’00” discussion of the different types of Shangti songs. 0’57” Wihu song
Rera - Rin Shi (Love Song)
A recording in which Mohen Rera sings Rin Shi (Love Song) This consists of the following media file: SDM25-2009Tascam-006:Duration 7’12” The details of this file are as follows: SDM25-2009Tascam-006:Duration 7’12”:Love song (Rin Shi)
Mohen – Sun and Moon
One recording in which Mohen Rera speaks about the sun and moon. This consists of the following sound file: SDM25-20100106-04_SM_T_SunAndMoon.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM25-20100106-04_SM_T_SunAndMoon.wav; Duration 1’36”; About the sun and moon
Rera Creation Story
One recording in which Kesong Ronrang tells the creation story. This consists of the following sound files: SDM25-20100119-112609_JS_E_Jorong_Creation.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM25-20100119-112609_JS_E_Jorong_Creation.wav; Duration 11’54”; Kesong Ronrang explains about the meaning of the creation story, (Mih Dong Ngam Dong), and the great tree, Rokachhong., how the fruits that dropped from it were eaten by pigs and men,
Rera - About the different kinds of songs
A recording in which Mohen Rera; Womjong Rera and Simon Rera speak about the different kinds of songs This consists of the following media file: SDM25-2009Tascam-022:Duration 4’35” The details of this file are as follows: SDM25-2009Tascam-022:Duration 4’35”:About the different kinds of songs
Mohen – Flood Story
One recording in which Mohen Rera tells flood story. This consists of the following sound file: SDM25-20100106-05_SM_T_FloodStory.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM25-20100106-05_SM_T_FloodStory.wav; Duration 3’37”; Flood story (jo lum manphan). the Cholim version of this story was played to Mohen and his family, who were able to understand it. Mohen then told this story.
Winche – Musical Instruments
Three recordings in which Winche Ronrang explains about the flute and the jaw harp. These consist of the following sound files: SDM25-20100119-130739_JS_E_Jorong_Winche_FluteExplanation.wav SDM25-20100119-131054_JS_E_Jorong_Flute.wav SDM25-20100119-131514_JS_E_Jorong_JawHarp.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM25-20100119-130739_JS_E_Jorong_Winche_FluteExplanation.wav; Duration 2’43”; Winche explains about the flute; discussion of what is being played; He plays the flute a little and then (1’21”) some discussion. The words spoken in the flute are at 1’45” (bam lah) and further at 1’49” kha lang va. SDM25-20100119-131054_JS_E_Jorong_Flute.wav; Duration 4’09”; further questions about the flute SDM25-20100119-131514_JS_E_Jorong_JawHarp.wav; Duration 0’51”; demonstrating and talking about the jaw harp
Sentum – grammatical recordings
Three recordings in which Sentum Ronrang gives some information on grammar. These consist of the following sound files: SDM25-20100121-204938_JS_E_Sentum_Classifiers.wav SDM25-20100121-211205_JS_E_Sentum_Reciprocals.wav SDM25-20100122-194823_JS_E_SentumTones.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM25-20100121-204938_JS_E_Sentum_Classifiers.wav; Duration 2’07”; Classifiers SDM25-20100121-211205_JS_E_Sentum_Reciprocals.wav; Duration 2’18”; Discussion of the ¬rv- form (reciprocal) in Rera, with reference to the text SDM25-20100119-105905_JS_E_Jorong_HistoryExplanation.wav at about 17’00” SDM25-20100122-194823_JS_E_SentumTones.wav; Duration 6’06”; About the tones of Rera; wan ‘raft’, ‘fire’, ‘reap (paddy). The tonal distinction of wan ‘raft’ and wan ‘fire’ was demonstrated in a context from 1’25” (the English sentences meant ‘we are sitting by the fire’ ~ ‘we are sitting on the boat’). The tones of the content words may also affect the tones of the following grammatical word jeh ‘at’. The tones of nga ‘buffalo’ and ‘I’ were then discussed.
Wangnem - Creation
One recording in which Wangnem Shangte and Mohen tell the story of creation. This consists of the following sound file: SDM26-20100121-085038_JS_E_Wangnem_Creation.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM26-20100121-085038_JS_E_Wangnem_Creation.wav; Duration 2’29”; Brief version of the Story of creation; this text deals with the
Wangnem – Tiger song
One recording in which Wangnem Shangte and Mohen discuss about the Tiger Song. This consists of the following sound file: SDM26-20100121-092657_JS_E_TigerSong.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM26-20100121-092657_JS_E_TigerSong.wav; Duration 5’18”; Discussion about the Tiger Song in Shangte. It seems that there is no Tiger song in Shangte
Rera - Sha Shi (War Song)
A recording in which Womjong Rera sings Sha Shi (War Song) This consists of the following media file: SDM25-2009Tascam-007:Duration 3’49” The details of this file are as follows: SDM25-2009Tascam-007:Duration 3’49”:War Song (Sha Shi)
Rera - Reading the edited version of the Monkey story
A recording in which Simon Rera reads the edited version of the Monkey story This consists of the following media file: SDM25-2009Tascam-023:Duration 4’55” The details of this file are as follows: SDM25-2009Tascam-023:Duration 4’55”:Reading the edited version of the Story
Wangnem – Tangsa Group names
One recording in which Wangnem Shangte and Mohen speak about the names of all the different Tangsa groups in Shangte. This consists of the following sound file: SDM26-20100121-093218_JS_E_Wangnem_TangsaGroupNames.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM26-20100121-093218_JS_E_Wangnem_TangsaGroupNames.wav; Duration 5’14”; Names of all the different Tangsa groups in Shangte.
Rera - About head-hunting
A recording in which Mohen Rera; Womjong Rera and Simon speak about head-hunting This consists of the following media file: SDM25-2009Tascam-036:Duration 4’43” The details of this file are as follows: SDM25-2009Tascam-036:Duration 4’43”:Last one about head-hunting; what they do is, cut the head; take the hands and feet and the body will be thrown away where nobody can find it. To get the piece of hand or leg is very useful for a family that is need of blessing, for agricultural produce, having children &c, if they have a head they will get this benefit. At the time of leaving their life, they will pay for everything.
Balinong - Flutes
Four recordings in which a group of men and Sentum discuss about flutes and their quality. These consist of the following sound files: SDM25-20100118-203032_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav SDM25-20100119-200642_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav SDM25-20100119-201644_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav SDM25-20100119-203008_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM25-20100118-203032_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav; Duration 15’07”; About flutes SDM25-20100119-200642_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav; Duration 8’26”; Flutes SDM25-20100119-201644_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav; Duration 12’33”; Flutes SDM25-20100119-203008_JS_E_Balinong_Flutes.wav; Duration 9’16”; Flutes and discussion about their quality