Music from India
Mishing tokari geet
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In front of Sadu Chintey’s house, Potiamari village, Kamalabari, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.
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)
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.