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DVD of national award winner ‘Songs of Mashangva’ released

By NewsDesk • Published on February 24, 2012

Songs of Mashangva, the national award winning musical film’s DVD is now available in all leading Music/DVD stores across the country and 7 online shopping sites. The film is distributed by Times Music.

Produced and directed by Oinam Doren, the film is in Tangkhul, Manipuri & English languages. Songs of Mashangva won the 58th National Award for Best Ethnographic Film in the non-feature film category.

The film traces the music of the Tangkhul Naga and its return to the modern age: as Naga Folk Blues. The protagonist Rewben Mashangva travels through the villages of the Tangkhul Naga to talk to the old people and collect songs and instruments. The rhythms, melodies and lyrics help form his own music, which he describes as Naga Folk Blues.

It was shot for more than one and half years at Rajasthan, Nagaland, Kolkatta, Shillong, Imphal and other villages of Manipur.

DVD of Songs of Mashangva can be bought here.

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