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PENA: THE TRADITIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT OF MANIPUR

Sagolsem Ramkumar Singh

No 2021-39-07, Working papers from Voice of Research

Abstract: The folk fiddle instrument of Manipur “Pena” is one of the oldest and less known traditional instrument among other traditional instruments of India. This instrument availed before the Christian era and has been existing till today as an inseparable constituent signifying the identity of Manipur by occupying a special status in the cultural heritageof the Meitei communityfrom birth to death. It has been a companion in the transmission of oral tradition whether devotional, religious, amorous, festive or legendary. The study of Pena would require a large amount of field work involving observation, participation and data collection with the coverage offour main established areas viz, Kanglei (Imphal and peripheral areas), Moirang, Chakpa and Lois Key Words: Culture, Instrument, Musical, Pena, Traditional

Date: 2021-09
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