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Cultural performances continue to mesmerise visitors on Day-8

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Dec 08, 2023 9:53 pm
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(L-R) Chakhesang cultural troupe performing ‘Zhavame Phisho’ (Zhavame folk dance) and Khiamniungan cultural troupe performing ‘Khaotsaosie Hok-Ah’ (festival song) at Kisama on Friday.

KOHIMA — Rain and dense fog failed to dampen the festive spirit as the 18 tribes of Nagaland performed various cultural items on the eighth day of the 10-day Hornbill Festival on Friday at Kisama.

Clad in traditional attires, the 18 cultural troupes performed cultural dances, folk songs, chants, demonstrations and games on and off stage. Most of the participants were shirtless and in half pants while performing in the chilled weather.

Jaco Janse Van Rensburg, Route Manager of RMB Ultra Trail Cape Town and International Trial Run, South Africa, and chairman Board of Directors of Kibwe Kids; Pravin Kumar Hanumant Singh, Additional Director General of Border Road (East); SK Pandey, general manager (construction) of Railway; CPS Bakshi, joint secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, attended the two sessions of the cultural extravaganza themed “Cultural Connect.”

In the first session, a total of nine tribes namely Chakhesang cultural troupe performed ‘Zhavame Phisho’ (Zhavame folk dance), Khiamniungan cultural troupe performed ‘Khaotsaosie Hok-Ah’ (festival song), Garo cultural troupe performed ‘Budu Sa’ala’ (traditional game), Konyak cultural troupe performed ‘Pongven Tsai’ (coronation song), Ao cultural troupe performed ‘Arju Meyuh’ (Morung chant), Tikhir cultural troupe performed ‘Tsingpong…Sangpen Tah’ (women folk dance), Angami cultural troupe performed ‘Leicapeli’ (folk song with action), Kuki cultural troupe performed ‘Salu lap lam or Salha kon’ (dance), and Chang cultural troupe performed a folk song of identity.

In the afternoon Sumi cultural troupe performed ‘Imuno pi sujo’ (brotherhood dance), Phom cultural troupe performed ‘Mankop Ngo’ (unfold bamboo sheath), Rengma cultural troupe performed ‘Apie Kemishü/ Avüccü Kemeshü’ (high kick or pig leg kick game), Sangtam cultural troupe performed ‘Fürüh tsüh khi’ (rice pounding folk song), Zeliang cultural troupe performed ‘Roina Lim’ (skylarks dance), Yimkhiung cultural troupe performed ‘Alophu Thsukhi’ (earthen pot making/ demonstration), Pochury cultural troupe performed ‘Monlethong’ (folk dance), Lotha cultural troupe performed ‘Opheni Benbokvu na opvu yaan lia unyanche oro yan lia unyanche’ (song), and Kachari cultural troupe performed ‘Khopri sibnai mwsanai’ (folk dance).

Hosts of the day were advisors Hekani Jakhalu, Dr. Tseilhoutuo Rhutso, W Chingang Konyak, S Kiusumew Yimchunger, MLA Jwenga Sep while tribal guest was Y Shuven Tikhir.

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