OLAC Record

Title:Phulim – Origin of Festivals Story
Contributor (compiler):Stephen Morey
Contributor (consultant):Phulim Hakhun
Khithung Hakhun
Date Created:2009-12-21
Description:One recoding in which Mr Phulim Hakhun and Mr Khithing Hakhun tell the Origins of Festivals story. This consists of one sound file: SDM23-20091221-02_SM_T_Phulim_OriginOfFestivalsStory.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM23-20091221-02_SM_T_Phulim_OriginOfFestivalsStory.wav_Duration 7’11”, The title of the story is kuqdoe voengdoe (festival do chief do). This story begins after the previous story (SDM23-20091221-01_SM_T_Phulim_OriginOfSongsStory.wav). At this point the people have gathered a great deal of produce, rice and other things, and among them there was one family whose title was voengnye³toe¹. They found a hornbill’s nest in a big tree and every year they would go and catch those hornbill chicks, so on that day they would have a big feast, and for several years they practised this. After some years, because of these birds, some family members started to day and they started to lose their effects. So every year they would have to celebrate these birds. So many members died and from there they changed into voengdoe, because that hornbill festival did not give them the effect they wanted, so they changed to the voengdoe festival which involves sacrificing buffalo, pig and planting paddy. So in this voengdoe festival, all the neighbouring villages will be invited. And then they will sing songs with gong playing. (3’06” to 4’06” is the song). This is followed by saying like ‘whatever guests come, let them be satisfied, let them enjoy themselves, at the time of voengdoe pwe. The guests are compared to sweq²ro³ ‘caterpillers and also vanro ‘guests’ are compared to bees. If the bee comes, it suggests that guests will come. 4’42” From there they have started that festival, and it began from there. It included cutting the buffaloes and pigs. 5’00” From this time we have started practising festivals in the time of the 12th month, but every month there are different types of festival. 5’35” at that time people are invited to dance, sing, play (ram ‘call, invite’) 5’50” whatever should be done in each and every month should be followed. We cannot have a festival at just any time, the time has to be set. Just like eating meals are at set times in the morning and evening. People are doing the festivals every month. 6’23” In some months there are songs at the festivals, and in some months there are no dances and songs.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/828d4f15-b2d4-41a1-9668-81c83891145d
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Tangsa, Tai, Singpho in North East India
Language:Tase Naga; Tangsa - Hakhun variety
Language (ISO639):nst
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Hakhun variety
Subject (ISO639):nst
Type (DCMI):Sound


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Citation: Stephen Morey (compiler); Phulim Hakhun (consultant); Khithung Hakhun (consultant). 2009-12-21. DoBeS archive : Tangsa, Tai, Singpho in North East India.
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Country: Myanmar
Area: Asia

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