We have many forms of music and sounds accordingly with different cultures and ethnics. We have various genres of music but still we have our own type of music which shows or reflects our identity and tradition. For instances gurung music, newari music, kirat music and so on is some of the sounds which showcase their own culture and traditions. I come from a place where we have lots of gurung communities so I have bit more familiar with this culture which shows its own unique culture while performing or being heard. Before they used to be at primitive places but slowly they started to move out to cities and places where they can access with infrastructures and facilities.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Literary narratives create a new form of appreciating the indigenous tribal community and their culture. It enhances the understanding of tribal culture through human psyche and sentiments unlike anthropological studies. Tribal literature mostly is expressed through folktales, songs, myths and legends bringing out their customs and values. Orissa is one of the states with many tribes in India. They live in an organized and well knit community.
According to Anne Pellowski, “storytelling is the art or craft of narration of stories in verse/and or prose, as performed or led by one person before a live audience; the stories narrated may be spoken, chanted, or sung, with or without musical, pictorial, and/or other accompaniment and may be learned from oral, printed or mechanically recorded sources; one of its purposes may be that of entertainment”-(Pellowski, 1991, p.15). Also a statement from an article by the National Storytelling Network defines that “storytelling is a valuable form of human expressions and is considered as an ancient art form of human nature”,- ©National Storytelling Network (NSN). Electronic references. Retrieved from http://www.storynet.org/resources/whatisstorytelling.html. As far as I know, from what I have read in books about storytelling, is that storytelling is something that we create out of nothing into something simply because we have the gifted imagination and also for the sake of to satisfy a need for self-entertainment, we often let storytelling to grow from playful elements of human nature.
There is an active role played by the public audience. The public interacts with the teller and the teller provokes this interaction by asking questions, welcoming exclamations and turning to as song sung by all at appropriate points of the action. Thus every performance is new yet the tale and its massage remains the same.12 Each time the song is sung, the tale is told, the epic performed changes. The interaction of both the performer and the viewer are aspects of the reinforcement of the idea of a story or an identity being historical. Such can be seen among the Nzebi and the Bulaang where historical knowledge creates clan relationship and hence social structure with its ideology or it generates redundancy with competing claims for
GHATAM has found its place in ancient books on musical instruments. Ghatam is known as Noot in Kashmir and Mudki in Rajasthan, it was a folk instrument in olden days. In South India, Ghatam is highly sophisticated instrument raised to concerts status. Apart from traditional concert platforms, Ghatam instrument in India is also gaining prominent
Truth is, folk songs are usually composed anonymously and transmitted orally. A song may be modified and retold from one generation to the next as conditions change, but the content is most often derived from events in daily life that are familiar to the majority of the people. In many societies, the
For hundreds of years, entertainment has been in our lives in more ways that we can imagine. Developing into new forms of diversions, entertainment has become a way of passing down tradition as a form of amusement. In this way, people continue their rituals and keep their attention on what they considered to be an enjoyable action. First, it is necessary to recall that there are many types of entertainment, such as: movies, books, oral stories, festivals and such. Entertainment is the basis of our cultural history since it permits tradition to be passed on, it enables history to be spread and it can unite people.
While tracing the origin of African drama, some say that African drama is develop by European influence. Viewers believe that the origin of African drama is rooted in dramatic ritual and magical practices, dances and songs of African nation, usually practiced in pre-colonized Africa. Based on activities which relate to their tribal social life (culture, beliefs and religion) were completed through conduct. Some of these performances were based on real events while others were imaginative. That is, these performances were said to be practiced due to some community-based activities already fulfilled or to be fulfilled in the future by the community.
The Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet theater) has been popular in Malaysia for centuries(Miller; Terry; Williams; Sean, 2008). The puppets are usually made with cow and buffalo leather, carved and hand painted. Plays done with his shadow puppets are often based on traditional stories (Salleh; Muhammad, 2008), specifically Tales of the Ramayana and