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What is the best thing about Lai Haraoba? Perhaps its music. Yet there are so many other things that characterise this festival, which is full of traditional and cultural charms.
Around a rivulet in the quiet hilly area, there is always an inimitable natural music coming out of the flowing water, the soft breeze, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of the birds. It is a unique melody that no state-of-the-art recording studio can recreate. Quirte similarly, the Lai Haraoba music is unique and inimitable like that of the brooks.
Essentially, its sound is monochromatic, comprising the euphony from a very few instruments like a dhon (drum), pena (a one-string instrument) and a basi (flute). In its raw sophistication lies the magic of Lai Haraoba music. It...Read more...
More about Kapil Arambam
Kapil has completed MA in Mass Communication and wants to build a media empire. He is, as of now, a confused sub-editor, living a life flooded with existential dilemmas and shuttling between Imphal, New Delhi and Guwahati. Also an avid blogger, Kapil writes prose and poetry and in his spare time and occasionally dons the mask of a graphic designer. He also plays the pena, a traditional Manipuri instrument with a single horse tail hair string.
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