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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

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

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

Men and women singing and dancing Tharon Thoe Tharon napi napao

Description: 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, Belun Sankhil of Phaidaam, Shetwor Dilbung of Keithelmanbi, and Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam performing the dance “Tharon Thoe, Tharon napi napao”. In this dance while the group of dancers are performing the singers are in two groups as they had to respond to each other in teams which the dancers cannot do it while dancing so the singers are required even if the dancers sing as their voices are not audible and one runs of out breath while dancing.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching Sings Phairongsaa, Khungphaai and Simthlei

Description: Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching sings three different songs Phairongsaa, Khungphaai,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-boast 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
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

The Names of the Months in Lamkang as told by Suungnem Bunghon

Description: Suungnem Bunghon of Leingangching explains how some of the months were named differently by the Lamkang Council which he finds incorrect and wanted them to make the correction. He was sharing of the different names given by people from different villages like the Mantri Pantha which is different to what he knew. He shared how he requested the Lamkang Kver Kunpun to make the necessary corrections for the future purposes.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Chaakhei Klou, the Harvest Festival

Description: Beshot Tholung of Thamlapoki discusses the Chaakhei Klou, the Harvest Festival. He explains the rituals that are followed in the process of harvesting of the crops. He shares about the feast called DilK’or, the festival of the harvest. He explains how they conduct a recitation to invite the crops from the field to the barns. A “ Khulpuu” elder will call all the human spirits to also come back home from the fields to the homes.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

The names of the months through a song by Thamnung Sankhil

Description: Thamnung Sankhil Tholungnu of Thamlakhuren shares a song about the names of the month in Lamkang. She explains the months of Lamkang, 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

A Song about Building a House [Inn Ksaa Laa]

Description: A man sings Inn ksaa laa, a song about building a house,”lumen cheen neh”, Inmun Ksii o” and “inluu ee” He mentioned how a dog was killed, then he told it has to be demonstrated by killing and also in some places where they cannot afford to kill a dog they will perform it with eggs.
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

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

Sumphai and Rangleng, Part 2 as told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu

Description: This is one additional episode of the story of Sumphai and Rangleng as told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu. Many years after Sumphai was sold away, the brother celebrated a Merit Feastival called Totlang Kam (sometimes spelled Tortlang Kam). He wanted her to visit so to get her to the feast he sent messengers to invite her. He told them to tell her that her he, her brother, had died and that she was called to the funeral. So, she does come to the place where the celebration was happening but she was expecting a funeral. When she approached, nearing the village, bringing the best wine and goat, to what she thought was the funeral, she heard drum beats. When she listened carefully they didn't sound like the beats from ceremony drum for the dead. And when she tried to dance the way of the death, she couldn’t make those steps happen. But when she danced the steps of merriment she could do it. So, she realized that her brother was not dead but that he was celebrating the Totlang Kam.
Date: 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Sumphai leh Rangleng as told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu, Part 1

Description: Daniel Tholung Collection: Sumphai leh Rangleng as told by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu of of Thamlakhuren, Part 1. Sumphai was a hardworking sister of Rangleng but she was despised by the lazy wife of Rangleng who nagged her husband into selling her off so that they could be alone. As the husband went to sell Sumphai, while they spent the night in a riverbank, the sister Sumphai had a dream in which their mother appeared. The mother was talking to the brother and asking him what on earth he was doing. The mother told him not sell his sister but to go back home. When Sumphai recalled her dream to her brother he even more furious and took a strong stand to sell her off.
Date: August 18, 2000
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Bunghon Suungnem Discusses Establishing a School

Description: Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching tells what he did for establishing the school in his village and in culture promotion, and then Shettong Jangvei of Charangching, who was earlier in Manipur Rifles, and later he was elected as Member of District council. He shared how the light of education is seen now and how Shekarnong Sankhil organized a student conference where he demonstrated how they shoot the sun and today. Shethong Sankhil organizes we are learning about Haikaa, and he requested to discuss and share how Chuva and Khava went to heaven, how people killed elephant and Sumphai was sold by her brother, we must ask villages to come prepared and he appreciate them. Then Bunghon Suungnem explains about the ornaments and dress the dancers wear.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Singing and Dancing the Reelruu Kardaam

Description: Elders from various villages who are experts in traditional songs and dance, including Bunghon Suungnem of Leingangching and Beshot Tholung of Thamlapokpi singing Reelruu song while the dancers are performing the “Reelruu kardaam”, a dance where the “Reelruu” a long bamboo and gourd made musical instrument is played and a special dance steps is performed. This recording took place during Lamkang Student Union [Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun] seminar at Charangching village.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information