Wahkhen KSING Repertoire – A glorious display of traditional music from the Khasi tribe

By | November 20, 2022

Shillong, November 20: The hills are alive with the sound of music because the Meghalaya Authorities Division of Arts and Tradition organized a one-day cultural occasion referred to as “Wahkhen KSING Repertoire”, the total type of KSING being “Khasi Songs in Indigenous Glory”.

The occasion passed off on November 18, 2022 at a newly declared Khasi Music Heritage Village in Wahkhen, East Khasi Hills District.

Wahkhen is a village the place each villager is a pure musician. Youngsters at a younger age might be seen tapping their ft to the sound of conventional drum beats referred to as ‘Skits’. It’s right here that the music, whether or not within the type of rhythm or melody, resides within the DNA of the inhabitants, ageless.

The optimistic program was organized by the division to replicate the number of artwork types and cultural traits of the Khasi folks, together with music, dance, meals, toys, fruit and veggies of all types which might be conventional and of native origin. There was pleasure within the air as efforts to guard and promote Khasi music and tradition have been on show on the occasion.

Varied and diverse cultural artifacts adorned this one-day pageant, together with the first-ever public show of Ka Jingrwai Iawbei – a coronary heart tune blessed by mom to her baby, Tem Ksing Phong, Tem Kdor, Ngoh Krai dance, Shad sut or sut dance, Shad kiew iing – actually that means the home warming dance (Shad skain, Rwai noticed Rishot and Shad khyrdem) and Shad Mastieh or Mastieh Dance.

Rhythms have been the strongest artistic level of the Khasi Folks Group, the place the convergence of the humanities and science of sound beneath the devices of the pores and skin come to life, bypassing the thoughts to attach instantly with the center. KSING as an occasion is the end result of artistic ideas, heartfelt nuances, hyper-local nuances, evolving traditions and cultures of the Khasi hills, however at all times linked to and with the cultural roots. The phrase KSING actually that means Drum in Khasi additionally means rhythms, festivals, atmospheres and cultural festivals of conventional origin.

Was current as the primary visitor Munish Singh, Regional Director of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), within the presence of the Village Chief, Sordar S. Khongjirem, Deputy Director, Division of Arts and Tradition, Authorities of Meghalaya , D. Kharjana, member of the Equipment Shangpliang division of the folk-fusion group Summersalt and different group leaders.

The occasion was organized beneath the aegis of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, a cultural initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to rejoice the range of tribal cultures within the nation, and likewise as a part of the celebration of 75 years of independence from India and 50 years of Meghalaya’s statehood.