Music from India

Mishing tokari geet

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:43

  • Cultures

    Mishing

  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 67

  • Recording date

    2004-02-06

  • Recording locations

    In front of Sadu Chintey’s house, Potiamari village, Kamalabari, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.

  • Performance occasion

    Afternoon

  • Performers

    Apulbor Paing, Mene Noro (frame drum khamok), Maniram Paing (water pump cymbals), Prawap Juti Paing (bicycle bell cymbals), Apulbor Paing (kerett scraper), Sadu Chintey (lead singer)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Sadu Chintey is the lead singer and tokari player (lute) in this Tokari Geet, which belongs to the devotional song genre usually played in temples dedicated to god Shiva. Sadu belongs to the Mishing community (Tibeto-Burman language group) and is a talented musician and priest of a small Shiva temple. Every evening his musician friends gather and perform with him next to his shrine. Interestingly, this piece is dedicated to the god Krishna. Sadu is supported by the musicians and singers: Apulbor Paing, Mene Noro (frame drum khamok), Maniram Paing (water pump cymbals), Prawap Juti Paing (bicycle bell cymbals), and Apulbor Paing (kerett scraper). They sing in Assamese (north Indian language group) language.

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