Festivals

A collection of recordings in Assamese made by MB from Phanglim Kimching in Chamro basti where he explains about Kimching festivals and other matters.
A recording in which Limbi and Jonglem talk about festivals and its norms of the Kimsing community. This consists of the following video file: nst-kim_20121018_04_ns_Q3_Limbi_conversationaboutfestivalanditsnorms The details of this recording are as follows: nst-kim_20121018_04_ns_Q3_Limbi_conversationaboutfestivalanditsnorms; Duration 20’31”; Conversation about festivals and its norms of the Kimsing community.
A recording in which Limbi and Jonglem talk about festivals and its norms of the Kimsing community. This consists of the following video file: nst-kim_20121018_04_ns_Q3_Limbi_conversationaboutfestivalanditsnorms The details of this recording are as follows: nst-kim_20121018_04_ns_Q3_Limbi_conversationaboutfestivalanditsnorms; Duration 20’31”; Conversation about festivals and its norms of the Kimsing community.
One recording in which Mr Ranlim Latam, Ninshom Chena provide information about the Wihu festival. This consists of one sound file: nst-kim_20140224_11_SM_H4n_Ranlim_AboutWihuFestival The details of this recording are as follows: nst-kim_20140224_11_SM_H4n_Ranlim_AboutWihuFestival_Duration 4’34”, About the Wihu. When the festival comes, according to Ranlim, “like the diamond road, like the rock which I half see, these I have seen while sing. How I see is like this, in the olden days the festival was 4-5 days. First day they will sing whole day, go to another house and so on. While singing they are offered a piece of chicken and rice beer. The main point is that during the festival it is not me, it is someone is possessing me. That fellow is carrying me and thats why I have experienced it. On the last day of the festival that spirit will leave. While I am being possessed, people will tell me to bind their hand (jaq khaq), this is done with the rai ban. He will only bind if the rai ban stands up.”
One recording in which Mr Ranlim Latam, Ninshom Chena provide information about the Wihu festival. This consists of one sound file: nst-kim_20140224_11_SM_H4n_Ranlim_AboutWihuFestival The details of this recording are as follows: nst-kim_20140224_11_SM_H4n_Ranlim_AboutWihuFestival_Duration 4’34”, About the Wihu. When the festival comes, according to Ranlim, “like the diamond road, like the rock which I half see, these I have seen while sing. How I see is like this, in the olden days the festival was 4-5 days. First day they will sing whole day, go to another house and so on. While singing they are offered a piece of chicken and rice beer. The main point is that during the festival it is not me, it is someone is possessing me. That fellow is carrying me and thats why I have experienced it. On the last day of the festival that spirit will leave. While I am being possessed, people will tell me to bind their hand (jaq khaq), this is done with the rai ban. He will only bind if the rai ban stands up.”

Citation

Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Ninshom Chena, and Stephen Donald Morey (2010 - 2014). Item "Festivals" in collection "Tangsa, Tai, Singpho in North East India". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/34fd7ef2-303a-48f8-9bc9-02489089bdb1. (Accessed 2024-04-12)

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