Performance of zaikhawm hla at Christmas

One of 68 recordings in the series: Lalnunthangi Chhangte Collection available on this site.
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Recording of the Mizos of Tezpur singing Christmas songs in Tezpur, Assam. These songs are in the zaikhawm hla style, which is a group singing style. zai means "to sing", khawm means "together," hla means "song". This type of music is often sung after a big meal or event, such as funerals or Christmas celebrations. People often get up and dance during these performances.

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Chhangte, Lalnunthangi December 29, 1985.

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Recording of the Mizos of Tezpur singing Christmas songs in Tezpur, Assam. These songs are in the zaikhawm hla style, which is a group singing style. zai means "to sing", khawm means "together," hla means "song". This type of music is often sung after a big meal or event, such as funerals or Christmas celebrations. People often get up and dance during these performances.

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Mizo Language Resource

Community collection of audio recordings of modern spoken Mizo covering three generations of male and female speakers, including children, recorded between 1970 and 1990 by Thangi Chhangte. Many of the speakers featured in this collection, such as Chhangte’s grandparents, were born in the early 1900s.

Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

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  • December 29, 1985

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  • Aug. 10, 2020, 7:48 a.m.

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  • Sept. 1, 2020, 1:06 p.m.

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Chhangte, Lalnunthangi. Performance of zaikhawm hla at Christmas, audio recording, December 29, 1985; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1705917/: accessed September 28, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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