Sumi cultural troupe performs ‘Apukhu Kishi’ (leg fight) which is usually played between two men on the 2nd day of the Hornbill festival held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on December 2. (Morung Photo)
Kisama, December 2 (MExN): The cultural show manifested by young and old, clad in traditional attires of different tribes, showcasing the traditions of Nagas marked the 2nd day of the Hornbill festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on December 2.
A DIPR report stated that the cultural extravaganza is being organised by the Department of Art & Culture as an annual event during the Hornbill festival with the theme “Cultural Connect.”
Altogether, nine cultural troupes participated with Khonoma village cultural troupe from Angami tribe performing ‘Kuokelie Rülou’ a victory dance. Ao cultural troupe performed 'Asem Atemba' a performance involving beating of the log drum. The Chakhesang performed ‘Phetha Zhe’ (bare-foot hop game). The Chang performed a song and dance called 'Sualua Chea.'
Garo cultural troupe got the spectators involved in playing the traditional game called 'Ading Sala'. The Khiamniungan performed 'Poi Poi Mat' a traditional practice of blowing the bamboo flute.
The womenfolk of the Konyak troupe performed a folk dance while the Lotsu cultural club from the Lotha tribe performed a folk song called 'Iya-Hoi, Holo-Iya.' The Phom cultural troupe from Longleng demonstrated the art of making traditional earthen pots.
Pochury cultural troupe from Khumaisü village performed a folk dance 'Hitse Hitse' performed during Nazhu festival. Kachari cultural troupe performed a folk dance called Mwsaglangnai.
Rengma cultural troupe demonstrated the traditional fire making practice called 'Ma Kele'. 'Hoeing' song, a song sung by the farmers while working in the field was performed by the Sangtam cultural troupe from Sanphure village. The Sumi cultural troupe performed ‘Apukhu Kishi’ (leg fight) which is usually played between two men. The Yimchungrü cultural troupe from Phuvkiu village, Kiphire demonstrated log drum, which is carved out of a giant tree trunk.
The Kuki cultural troupe performed a folk dance called ‘Jangchalam.’ Zeliang cultural troupe gave demonstrations on traditional fire making, blacksmith known as ‘Nlei Nlap’, ‘Hemung kidellow.’