‘Cultural Connect’ – an extravaganza at Hornbill festival

‘Cultural Connect’ – an extravaganza at Hornbill festival
Kachari Cultural Society performed indigenous games during day three of Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Kisama on December 3. (Morung Photo)


Art & Culture Department presented cultural extravaganza at Hornbill festival Kisama witnessed various acts from different tribes of Nagaland on December 3. Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi National University Centre for Arts (IGNUCA), Dr. Sachindanand Joshi was the chief guest, with Advisor , Rural Development Dr. Nicky Kire and Advisor F&ES, SIRD, R&R Phowang Konyak as the host for the event.


According to DIPR report, Dr. Sachindanand speaking at the event said that Hornbill festival showcases the talent and creativity of the Nagas which adds to the rich cultural heritage of the Indian civilization. Explaining that IGNUCA documents, preserves and conserve the various art of the country and Indian origin across the world, Joshi expressed his happiness on being associated with the Hornbill festival and hoped that IGNUCA association with the state will further be strengthened along the years to come.


The cultural programme began with the first Phita dance by the Angami tribe a warrior dance performed by man folk. However with the changing of times, women folk also perform alongside men.


Hornbill dance performed by the Ao tribe honouring the grand hornbill bird. Kubo Lichi Kemhou Ketsu (blowing of traditional trumpet) is a cultural item performed by the Chakhesang tribe. The Chang tribe also demonstrated Tongten Senbu (pulling of traditional log drum).


The Wangla dance was performed by the Garo tribe. The Konyak troupe performed Leaphet, bamboo dance which is characterised by the use of bamboo staves, kept in cross horizontal forms on the ground.


The Ekhyo Shari dance, the victory dance was presented by the Lotha Troupe. Naü-ü Asho, lullaby of the babysitters was performed by the Phom troupe. Pochury cultural troupe performed folk dance AthsoTheserie.


The Kachari cultural troupe performed the indigenous game Goda Jang Konsa Dobani. Rengma cultural troupe performed cotton spinning song, Tefü Kethyü Lü. Thsakuknyinging (butterfly dance) a dance performed by the Sangtam tribe.


The Sumi tribe also performed aphilokuwo (war dance). The Yimchunger tribe also performed Khuyh Achihkhi. The Phanjang Village cultural troupe performed the Jangcha Lam dance which is dedicated to a warrior named Jangcha who was known for his strength and skills. The Zeliang cultural troupe performed Herie Lim.


The host for the cultural programme were Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S. PangnyuPhom and Advisor, IT, S&T, NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon.