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Day five cultural extravaganza of Hornbill Festival

Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/5/2018 12:11:34 PM IST

The fifth day of the Hornbill Festival, saw the crowd enthralled with various folk songs and dances of different tribes from the state at Nagaland Heritage village, Kisama on Wednesday.

Ao cultural troupe presented Tsungremong dance, performed during one of the main festivals of Ao community. Chakhesang tribe performed a folksong with instrument called loboülü.

Chang cultural troupe demonstrated kaishi lakshibu, a traditional way of fishing. Garo cultural troupe performed rituals called rugala, a practice by the ancient A’chicks, as a thanks giving for the blessings bestowed by sun god “Misi Saljong’. 

Khiamnuingan community presented phen lou (taking of a new log-drum). Konyak cultural troupe demonstrated dee ahaap bu by using shields meant for warfare.  Lotha cultural troupe exhibited otsok etssi (crushing the paddy). In the early days men and women used to gather in one house in the evening (peer groups, relatives, or neighbors) for pounding the paddy for their daily consumption. There are separate songs that are sung between the male and female groups.  

Phom cultural troupe performed Yungho (folk song), a tribute to Yungho, and sung by the elders. 

Sangtam cultural troupe presented buffalo leg jump (folk dance), a dance performed imitating the jumping leg of the buffalo.

Pochury cultural troupe presented hapie hapie (folk dance), performed during social gathering and festivals. Kachari cultural troupe demonstrated bai-maijai (winnowing fan dance). The Dimasas celebrate their annual post harvest festival known as Bishu-dima. This festival is marked by singing, dancing, feasting and playing traditional games and sports. 

Angami cultural troupe displayed an indigenous game called khwe mele pwe kejo. This game is fast and engaging game played by youngsters. 

Zeliang cultural troupe also demonstrated heka lim (fish dance) which attempts to capture the nature and movement of fishes during its hatching season. 

Sumi cultural troupe demonstrated ami kukula (fire making), traditional method of fire making. Yimchunger cultural troupe presented mukheanki (folk song). 

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