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Day-4 cultural extravaganza of Hornbill Festival

Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/4/2018 11:31:47 AM IST

On day-4 of Hornbill festival the visitors were enthralled with rich cultural items by 17 cultural troupes from various tribes of Nagaland at Naga Heritage village Kisama on Tuesday.

Zeliang tribe performed victory dance “rehoi lim” usually performed in the olden times by men over the age of 15 years symbolizing victory over enemies or big animals. Kuki community performed “suhta lam” dance which originated from the story of a village chief’s daughter and an orphan boy relationship.

Yimchunger community sang folk song “kheangberü khün”, generally sung during Tsüngkamnio festival in the second week of January when all the grains and other agricultural produce are harvested and stored in the granaries. Sumi community performed folk song “babu shiha salam salam” which is an indigenous game and unique folk dance that originated in Yemishe village during the British rule in Nagaland.

Sangtam tribe performed called “hooto, hooto”  folk song and dance performed by men folk during Mungmung festival. Rengma community performed Ngada dance, performed during festival of the Rengmas celebrated annually towards the end of November. Kachari community performed folkdance “kharamjang bai” depicting hoeing and tilling of jhum fields.

Pochury tribe  demonstrated “Arüne küne” performed during the monsoon season when heavy rains continue unabated for days together. Angami tribe demonstrated olden days rice pounding songs “pitho tsali” where the friends and neighbors come together to pound rice.

Phom community performed folk dance and song called “yingnyu shangi apai homgmu yuba nyih”. Lotha tribe displayed indigenous game called “botchu tanki ohan tanki” game played by the women in traditional attire and the men folk performed war practice game. Konyak community displayed warskill game called “ lamphoon moarao man thoa happ”.  Khiamniugan tribe performed “khio lak tsuhang” a rarely performed dance invoking the almighty’s blessings for the village.  Garo community displayed traditional stone lifting to test the strength of the men.

Chang tribe presented folk song “sukem chia” sung during celebratory occasions where the wealthy citizen would offer Mithun for the festive season. Chakhesang tribe demonstrated how their forefathers migrated in search of suitable land. Ao tribe performed head hunter’s dance performed by their forefathers.

ED member of Legislative Council Australia Rev. Fred Nile graced the morning session as the chief guest, wherein the host were speaker NLA Er. Vikho-o Yhoshu, advisor V&AH Women Resource department, R. Khing and advisor Industries & Commerce NIDC Imnatiba.  In the afternoon session secretary Tourism department, government of Telangana B. Venkatesham graced as the chief guest with secretary Tourism Nagaland T. Mhabemo Yanthan as host.

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