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National award winner Songs of Mashangva to screen in Mumbai

By NewsDesk • Published on August 4, 2011

Songs of Mashangva that won the 58th National Award for Best Ethnographic Film in the non-feature film category will be  screened in Mumbai at Little Theatre, NCPA on August 12, 2011, 6.30pm.

Produced and directed by Oinam Doren, the film is in Tangkhul, Manipuri & English languages.

Songs of Mashangva 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.

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

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