Songs and Poetry

This is a traditional folk song. It describes how a cock was used as a clock. It also describes womens' role in the morning.
We wanted to record a traditional folk song. It was recorded on our request. The recording took place during the day time in the yard of a house.
At the first the singer introduces himself. Then, he presents the importance of his mother tongue with help of song. He wants to make his mother tongue as popular as the height of Mount Everest.
This session is recorded up on our request in Chintang. It is about the importance of one's mother tongue. The song tells the new generation to use their language. The recording quality is good.
The song is not traditional, but a more recent creation.
Song in Chintang (version by Bimala Rai)
The singer presents a song she has written herself.
The song was recorded on the collector's request.
This is an invented song. It suggests people not to fight among themselves and be united. The song says, ''we should be united, we should not fight with each other''. The song further says, we all are brothers, one brother should not kill the other. We should not offer our blood to Lord Buddha.
This song is recorded on collector's (Goma Banjade) request in Dhankuta. She wanted to record a song. It is written by Rikhi Maya Rai and sung by Janak Kumari Rai. This song addresses the contemporary political issue of Nepal.
This is a song (probably) made up by the singer based on modern popular tunes. It's love song by a girlfriend remembering her boyfriend.
This is a modern song in Chintang. It is recorded on the collector's request.
This tribal dance is performed at night during the seven days of the Wadhangmi festival with playing the drum and dance in a round.
This is the typical dance during the Wadhangmi festival.
This is a traditional folk song about the wadhangmi festival of kiranti rai people.
The participants was requested by the collector (Netra) to talk sing a folk song. He sings wadhangmi song. The recording took place during the day time at a home at Tangkera, in Ahale VDC of Dhankuta district. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.
In this session, the participat sings song natural objects such as river, jungle, earth, mountain and aslo, about the religious place. Besides, she sings song about the historic place.
The participant sings song about her own locality. She sings song about hill, mountain, rivers and other historically important places.
This is Narimaya's song. She tries to sing a good chintang song. But she mixes it with Bantawa.
Narimaya was requested by the collector (Netra) to talk sing a song. She tries to sing a song. But she mixes it with Bantawa. The recording took place during the day time at a home at Tangkera, in Ahale VDC of Dhankuta district. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.
This is a traditional folk song. But it is mixed with Bantawa. Therefore the session hasn't been transcribed.
Purna was requested by the collector (Netra) to sing a Chintang folk song. The recording took place during the day time at a home at Tangkera, in Ahale VDC of Dhankuta district. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.
This is Purna's song. Much of it is in Bantawa, therefore the session hasn't been transcribed.
Purna was requested by the collector (Netra) to sing a Chintang folk song. The recording took place during the day time at a home at Tangkera, in Ahale VDC of Dhankuta district. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.
RCR introduces himself in the beginning and sings his own song. He requests the young girl to go for outing. He also insists the girl to keep contact with him.
The participant was requested by the collector (Netra) to sing a folk song. But he sang an invented song which was composed by himself. He was leaving home for Kathmandu and he meets a young lady on the way. He initiates a talk with the lady and and the dialogue starts in a love song. The recording took place during the day time at a home in Chintang. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.
This is a short song in Chintang. It is composed by one of our local consultants in Chintang. This song describes about the importance of language and culture to the new generation.
This is a short but interesting song in Chintang. It describes about the importance of mother tongue to new generation. It was sung up on our request.
This is a traditional folk song popular in Tangkera. He sings how local people go to graze their animals. The song also tells something about village life.
The participant was requested by the collector (Netra) to sing a folk song. Mahendra sings a popular folk song. The recording took place during the day time at a home at Tangkera, in Ahale VDC of Dhankuta district. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.
This is a traditional folk song about the wadhangmi festival.
Khadak was requested by the collector (Netra) to sing a folk song of tangkera. He sings wadhangmi song very nicely. The recording took place during the day time at a home at Tangkera, in Ahale VDC of Dhankuta district. The sound qualitiy of this session is good.