Music from India

Tengabanga

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:39

  • Cultures

    Chakma

  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 78

  • Recording date

    2007-01-19

  • Recording locations

    In a hill overlooking the village Longpuighat, Mizoram.

  • Performance occasion

    Morning

  • Performers

    Sametri Chakma (singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Ms Sametri Chakma sings in the Chakma vocal genre ubo geet (love song) using the Tengabanga style. Chakma language belongs to the north Indian language group.Tengabanga consists of two-line songs; usually sung alternately by two people (especially man – woman): “I’d like to cook for you; please just come back home. I cry in the evening always thinking of you. I dream of you, but when I wake up you are not at my side” (translated by Subatra Chakma)

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