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Conversation about celebrating Dilkoor in Chalong village

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi and Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching discussing the Chalong village's celebration of “Dilkoor” and how the first Lamkang meetings were held. They discuss how students union were started in the 1950s and the chief association-Law commission Yuman saa maan.
Date: January 2, 2004
Duration: 8 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Special Episode: 2021 Thin Line Fest with Joshua Butler

Description: Podcast produced by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) that features an interview with UNT Alumnus Joshua Butler, founder and Director of the Thin Line Fest, a documentary and music festival in Denton, Texas. Susan and Joshua discuss the history of the festival, and the festival's conversion to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: November 2020
Duration: 38 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Performance of Puulraang

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, and Belun Sankhil of Phaidaam sing in praise of Puulraang for its beauty and the relations that they had with the Puulraang, a bird whose feather is used as a decorative item during the cultural traditional dances in Totlang Kam festival or any other festivities in the community.
Date: 2004
Duration: 1 minute 17 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Saa Kraang K'aai Laa

Description: This performance features a group of Elders from various villages who are experts in traditional songs and dance, including Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Shangwar Dilbung of Khuibung, and Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam sing Saa Kraang K'aai Laa. This song is sung in celebration when a fierce animal such as a tiger is killed. A feast is held in celebration and this song is sung on that special occasion. It was believed that only able men can kill a fierce animal, risking their own lives back in the days when there were no guns or other sophisticated ammunition, and only spear and bow and arrows were used to hunt.
Date: 2004
Duration: 8 minutes 49 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of Phairongsaa, Khungphaai, and Simthlei

Description: Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching sings three different songs: Phairongsaa, Khungphaai, and Simthlei. He sings about the Haika village, Aibul responded we are populous and we draw our water from streams dry. Raalveen said we are the border and we fought the war against the enemies. Chkhum boasts about their celebrating the Merit Festival called the Totlang Kam. At dawn they sang Var khuu thleng nge,pyu busuk pva busuk ting-tang. Meikhunu hinni’ktlun nuh.
Date: 2004
Duration: 7 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about Eid celebrations

Description: Recording of a monologue about Eid, a festival of Muslims. The speaker talks about how the community members prepare for the festival which is celebrated at the end of fasting during the month of Ramadhan. Atta-Ur Rehman is a 37-year old male teacher.
Date: May 16, 2021
Duration: 3 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Aurangzeb
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the Totlang Kam Festival

Description: Beshot Khullar and Rengpu Rex Khullar talk about the Totlang Kam Festival. The exchange is useful for cultural information, lexical items related to this important festival, and question and answer exchanges. Rengpu Rex Khullar accompanied his father Beshot Khullar to Chennai to share information on Lamkang with Shobhana Chelliah.
Date: May 20, 2008
Duration: 5 minutes
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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