The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

sound recording - "Inde-Nagaland : Chant des tribus Sema et Zeliang"

caption: Zeliang youths' song, "Chebon suke san mai"
medium: sound
ethnicgroup: Zeliang
date: 1985
person: Maison du Culture du Monde, Paris
text: This song is performed, without instrumental accompaniment, by a group of five people: four young men and a young woman.
"Take what you can from life
For you are going to leave
You obey your parents
And take a partner
Away from the village
You'll go towards the outside world
And as soon as you have your own child on your knee
You won't be able to rejoin us, your friends,
Nor dance, nor sing in the Morung"