Music from India

An-oinitam, Mishing song

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    RK DAT 59

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    On harvested rice field under trees just outside Sonapara village, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.

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    Horeswar Pamegan (tu:tog tapong), Nitya Regon (lupi), Urmesh Regon (dumdum), Liza Moni Pamegan (lead singer, female), Nipre Pamegan (singer, female), Purnima Pamegan (singer, female), Pupa Regon (singer, female), Dipamoni Regon (singer, female), Dipali Regon, Junti Regon, Bagom Pamegan , Pratima Regon

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    Killius, Rolf

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    A popular dance tune from the An-oinitam genre, sung in Mishing language. Oinitam are love songs and An-oinitam are agricultural and fertility songs. The Mishing (Tibeto-Burman language group) is the single largest community on Majuli island (around 40 percent of the population). The following musical instruments are used: The side blown flute tu:tog tapong, the small cymbals lupi and the horizontally played dumdum drum. The young male musicians are: Horeswar Pamegan (tu:tog tapong), Nitya Regon (lupi) and Urmesh Regon (dumdum). The female singers are: Liza Moni Pamegan (lead singer), Nipre Pamegan, Purnima Pamegan, Pupa Regon, Dipamoni Regon, Dipali Regon, Junti Regon, Bagom Pamegan and Pratima Regon.

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