Celebrate Nagaland, Where Music Is A Way Of Life!
A journey into India’s forgotten frontier, Nagaland is sure to leave you breathless! There is so much diversity in a single state that it will be hard for you to describe it in a few words. With 16 major tribes, the state of Nagaland is a melting pot of vivid cultures, traditions, festivals and beliefs.
This diversity spills over to the region’s art, music and dance. The music of Nagaland itself speaks oodles about the state’s vibrant cultural heritage.
Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself!
#1 Uncover Lost Tales Through The Enthralling Folk Music
There is an untold tale behind every song and Naga folk music conveys this beautifully. Rich with history and romance, Naga folk music tells ancient sagas of valiant warriors and famous ancestors, interspersed with love stories and even agricultural activities!
This soulful music has been passed from generation to generation through stories and songs, and the continuation of this tradition is a blessing for all. Sway to the tunes of the Northeast with the Tetseo Sisters, famous for showcasing Naga music that celebrate the life and beauty of the hills!
#2 Sway To The Thumping Modern Beats
Apart from traditional music, Nagaland sways to the latest modern music too. People come together and celebrate their diversity in soulful musical festivities. There are two main genres of music that are popular here.
– Gospel Music: These songs are deeply rooted in the vibrant traditions of Christian churches.
– Secular Music: Not dedicated towards any particular faith, this is a combination of pop/rock music.
Both genres more or less share the same stage, with concerts through the year that attract people in large numbers. The famous Nagaland music bands include Black Rose, The Great Society, Divine Connection, Eximious, Graffiti and Original Fire Factor.
#3 Let The Unique Musical Instruments Put A Spell On You
Music flows in the veins of the Nagas, and the instruments they play, bleed emotions. Their music is filled with the sounds of various interesting instruments, such as Petu, Tati (single-string fiddle) and Theku that are the heart of Naga music.
While modern music is dominated by drums, electric guitars and pianos, the tribes use indigenous instruments like cup violins, bamboo mouth organs, bamboo flutes and trumpets to create their folk music.
#4 Be Part Of The Dazzling Hornbill Festival
Hornbill Festival, known as the ‘festival of festivals’, is a vibrant extravaganza, where all 16 tribes participate and showcase their ethnicity. The festival features a 7-day national rock contest, which is the longest music festival in the country! Not only is it a treat for music lovers, it also helps promote inter-tribal interaction and encourage the cultural grandeur of Nagaland.
Music is an integral part of Nagaland’s culture as is strikingly evident in their festivities. With music that is as diverse as their culture, you’re sure to be left wanting more. If music is your escape, then Nagaland is the destination! You can experience all this and more at The Ultimate Travelling Camp!
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