OLAC Record

Title:Ahu ge & Shumrodzü: Songs by Gena and Bachim (Gena ñe Bachim naksü nuĝukiew)
Documentation and Description of the Hrusso Aka Language of Arunachal Pradesh
Contributor (researcher):Vijay D'Souza
Contributor (singer):Gena Khabisow
Bachim Khabisow
Description:This bundle consists of recordings of two folk songs, sung for entertainment, named in the archive as: 'Shumrodzü' and 'Ahu ge'. The first, 'Shumrodzü', describes the practice of merry by wearing different flowers. Each stanza is based on a set pattern, but with the names of different flowers and different ways of making merry substituted into it. This tradition of wearing flowers, if ever it was widespread amongst the Hrusso Aka, is no longer practised, but the song is still frequently song. However, Bachim had already been making merry with the help of traditional rice wine, and so I was hesitant about the propriety of recording her in an inebriated state, and so I asked both Gena (her husband) and her son if I ought to proceed. They both emphatically said that I should, as no offence would be taken and they would like to have a record of her jovial nature. The second, 'Ahu ge', is about the differences between the times of old and the present day. It is sung when guests or friends are around, and speaks of a time when they were mere strangers. It regrets the time spent not knowing them, and the joy they have from their current relations. The place of recording: Gena's kitchen, Model Village (Lower Bhalukpong) Equipment used: video - Canon XA20 video camera audio - Superlux S502 stereo microphone, also recorded with Audio technica 803B lavalier microphones, recorded separately on Marantz PMD 661 MK2 recorder (but former means of recording is the one used in the completed file here present) still - Canon 700D Recording conditions: Children can be heard making noise, singing and playing in the background. The recording was taken in the evening, at 7-8pm.
Born in Karnataka, India. Working in Northeast India since 1999. Involved with Hrusso Aka orthography development and language support since 1999. Currently doing PhD in linguistics at University of Oxford, UK. Thesis: A Grammar of Hrusso Aka.
Husband of Bachim Khabisow.
Wife of Gena Khabisow
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1195257%23
Publisher:Vijay D'Souza
University of Oxford
traditional song
English language
Hindi language
Hruso language
Subject (ISO639):eng


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-10-30
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Citation: Vijay D'Souza (researcher); Gena Khabisow (singer); Bachim Khabisow (singer). 2016-01-29. Vijay D'Souza.
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