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Men and women singing and dancing "Umi Reelruu Pukee", "Raalki Song Nge", and "Akhuu-kjing Sum-khuu Kjing Sijon Tyoon Phaa Kvei"

Description: Young men and women dancers from various villages and elders who are experts in traditional song including Beshot Tholung, Bunghon Suungnem, Belun Sankhil, Beshot Khullar, and Shangwar Dilbung perform “UMi Reelruu Pukee”, “Raalki song nge” and “ Akhuukjing sumkhuu Kjing”. The group of elders sang these three songs while the dancers performed the dances performing Reel Ruu Kardaam and they ended with the Khuujin Laa where the song talks about calling all the neighbors to come home from field as the dusk had set in and the birds and animals have gone in to their nests and homes.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Men and women singing and dancing Yaan kih Khuungpaar Laa

Description: Young women and men dancers from various villages and elders who are experts in traditional songs , including Beshot Tholung, Bunghon Suungnem, Belun Sankhil, Beshot Khullar, and Shangwar perform "Yaanki Khuungpaar laa", "Puulraang laa", "Laam laa". This dance is perform during the Totlang Kam at nights as the songs and dance are performed only during the nights
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Months in Lamkang by Thamnung Sankhil

Description: A discussion of the names of the months in Lamkang with Thamnung Sankhil Tholungnu of Thamlakhuren, for example how in the month of Purdun the cows came home from the jungle. They were discussing how some say or name it differently in some cases. Later they discuss about the elders from different villages trying to see who is from which village.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Paul Leo Discusses the Importance of Culture, Tradition, and Identity

Description: Paul Leo of Senapati, former President of the United Naga Council, shared how important is Culture, tradition and identity. Nagas, we are taught through oral teachings by our parents and a man or woman who knows the story and about anything pertaining to the society. I appreciate the Lamkang student's union for having this program. Today what these elders are performing and sharing the stories and the dresses and ornaments that we are showcasing and owning them. We need to document and make it available to the community not just Lamkang but also to other Nagas in Chandel and in Manipur, Nagaland.We have elders who are willing to transmit their knowledge to the community. Let us also preserve the animals that are around us so as to survive in symbiotic relation with our environment. We can also make resolution to preserve our materials like dresses and other items we used to keep it more authentic and valuable. Example the “Kaang’ that the use in the dance or “Puulraang kooi”.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The discussion of how the villages were abandoned

Description: A discussion with Suungnem Bunghon of Leingangching, Tholung Beshot and Shekarnong Sankhil of Thamlapokpi about the names of villages which the Lamkangs abandoned and Kukis settled there using the same names.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

A discussion of dance steps [kardaam]

Description: Elders who are expects in traditional songs and dance, including Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Shangwar Dilbung of Khuibung, and Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam give instructions to the dancers on the dance steps [kardaam] in the Charangching Khullen village.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Drumming Dance [likha]

Description: Dancers from various villages were invited to perform during the Lamkang Student Union [Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun] seminar. This a special dance called Likhaa Kardaam, where the drumming is different from the other types of dance, a faster drum beat which allows the dancers to take their steps faster. All the dancers are requested to join the dance and they perform the Yaangkaa Kardaam, at Charangching Khullen village.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elders Singing Traditional Song: Saa Kraang K'aai Laa

Description: Elders who are experts in traditional songs and dance, including Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Dilbung Shangwar of Khuibung, and Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam sing a traditional song called “Saa Kraang K’aai Laa” a song sung in celebration when a fierce animal like tiger is killed.
Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elders discuss Cheldep, the Lamkang hero

Description: Elders Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpo, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Shangwar Dilbung of Khuibung, Daniel Tholung of Thamlakhuren, and Beshot Khullar and Sankhil Belun of Phaidaam discuss Cheldep, the Lamkang hero. Cheldep is a young man who was brought by Shenoi. As for Shenoi we are not so sure, but he was arrested during the war they heard. Sankhils claimed the “Yamluung”, a musical instrument, as their property. But later the Dilbungs claimed it as Vangkhiin who is the owner of the musical instrument. They discuss about a Dilbung man who was lost during the war.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Khujin Laa

Description: Elders from various villages who are experts in traditional songs, stories and dancers from different villages who are invited to preform at the seminar, including Beshot Thulong of Thamlapokpi, Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching, Shangwar Dilbung of Khuibung. “Khujin Laa” is the song which is sung at the end of the dancing. The song itself talks about the fall of the dusk and as the birds and animals are heeding to their nests and homes and we humans calling the neighbors to go home from the field.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Introduction of the Elders by Stephen Sankhil, President of the Lamkang Student's Union [Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun]

Description: Stephen Sankhil of Komsen introduces of the elders and dignitaries present during the Lamkang Student’s Union Seminar [Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun]. All elders were invited to sing or tell stories and dancers and other dignitaries of different Naga tribe leaders from United Naga Council, All Naga Students Union, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights and Deputy Commissioner of Chandel district, Nobert Disinang, I.A.S.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Khungphai

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi talks about “Krei Klou” and other like “Arloo”, “Hol”,”Chavei” and “Changbom”.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The First Dance in Tharon Thoe

Description: Suungnem Bunghon of Leingangching and group performed first the dance in Tharon Thoe, then khuu kak’kplap laa, and lastly they perform the “reelruu” dance at the end.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Men and Women Singing and Dancing

Description: A group of men and women singing and dancing to 'Har Khungpaa' and 'Puulraang'.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Group of Elders singing Saa Kraang K'aai Laa

Description: 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 like tiger is killed.A feast is held in celebration and this song is sung on that special occasion. It was regarded that only abled man can killed a fierce animal risking their own lives back in the days when there is no guns or other sophisticated ammunition and only spear and bow and arrows were used to hunt.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

A Group of Elders Singing 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
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Saa Khuu, a Meat Portion Given to the Sister

Description: A discussion about how the “saakhuu” was given to a particular “Yur” a sister from the animals they hunt. The sister, can be one’s own sister or clan sister whom they share the meat (saa Khuu”. The sisters in return would give the brothers a potful of wine called ‘Yu” but nowadays they can give milk and sugar or anything that they can afford to show appreciation to the brother.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The story of Lamkang Hunter [Lamkang Suk Paomin] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu

Description: The story of the Lamkang Hunter [Lamkang Suk Paomin] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. This is a story of how a Lamkang man who was a an expert hunter was captured and enslaved by the Kukis. When they planned to kill him, he was encouraged by his wife to escape. A tiger helped him cross the river and eventually return home to be united with his children.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Story of Khu Khu as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu

Description: The Story of Khu Khu as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu. In this story a girl, when her mother asks her to cook a pumpkin, cooks her younger sibling by mistake. Later when the mother comes back from field and finds out that the girl has cooked the baby, the mother asks the girl to hide. And in the end, as she feared being killed by her father, the girl went into hiding and became a bird, [khu-khu].
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information