sound recording - "Inde-Nagaland : Chant des tribus Sema et Zeliang"
|caption:||Zeliang dance of the bracelets, "teta lin"|
The ensemble is formed of two groups who, singing in unison, respond to each other throughout the song. There is a simple variation in volume. The melody starts very slowly, grows gradually faster and ends in a final shout. |
"I do not want to leave the Zeliang country
I will stay there and I"ll dance
With the bracelets coming from Manipur
With the bracelets you have brought me
And which all those coming here admire"