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Orange Festival – Dambuk – Arunachal Pradesh:-December 15-18, 2016

Four days of songs, art and adventure in a faraway land.

December 15-18, 2016

Venue: Dambuk, Arunachal Pradesh

Adventure at Mechukha:-7,8,9th November 2016

Be there on 7,8,9th November 2016 for Adventure at Mechukha and experience the serenity of Mechukha and specially it’s a call for all the nature lovers , adventurous people and yes also to the people who love music , food , who’d like to witness the cultural programmes as well.

A glimpse of artist line up and adventurous sports… Stay tune for more updates..

Mechuka-Paradise on earth, Arunachal Pradesh

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Ziro Festival of Music, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro Festival of Music

The Lineup

Ziro Festival of Music-the poster

Ziro Festival of Music-the poster

Ziro Festival of Music-the vanue

Ziro Festival of Music-the vanue

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THE LINE UP:
Arunachal gets a new music festival this September in Ziro, a scenic town close to the state capital Itanagar. To be held between September 14th and 16th, 2012, Ziro festival includes bands from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata besides several upcoming bands from the North East.

Here’s the three-day lineup

Friday, September 14th, 2012

3 pm Frisky Pints, Delhi

4.15 pm SPACE, Kolkata

5.30 pm Omak Komut Collectives, Itanagar

6.45 pm OFF, Kohima

8 pm Bombay Bassment, Mumbai

9.15 pm Teddy Boy Kill, Delhi

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

2.15 pm Alisha Batth, Mumbai

3.15 pm Lucid Recess. Guwahati

4.15 pm Aftertaste, Mumbai

5.30 pm The Vinyl Records, Delhi

6.34 pm Blek, Mumbai

8 pm Peter Cat Recording Co, Delhi

9.15 pm Menwhopause, Delhi

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

2.15 pm Dayglocrazie, Guwahati

3 pm Tritha Electric, Kolkata

4.15 pm The Dirty Strikes, Imphal

5.30 pm Street Stories, Shillong

6.45 pm Digital Suicide, Guwahati

8 pm Sky Rabbit, Mumbai

9.15 Lou Majaw & Friends, Shillong

Mopin: The festival of Galo Tribe

HISTORICAL MYTH
The tribes that have been thriving inside the premises of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, celebrate virtually all sorts of festivals which bears the potential to absolutely dazzle you. One of the festivals is regarded as Mopin which is confined to the individuals who belong to the tribe, Galo. The members of this tribe have established their primary thriving spot in the Gallong community that exists in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The primary objective that lies behind this spectacular festival called Mopin is to drive away evil spirits who bring bad luck with them and pose a lot of obstacle. The local folks pray during the festival known as Mopin in Arunachal Pradesh so that even the cursed shadow of any devastating natural calamity does not hit them and they can lead their lives peacefully and prosperously

Popir Dance

 

THE RITUALS
The Mopin festival is an important festival of Galo Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh which is celebrated in the month of lumi (April) everyyear. It is celebrated with much gaiety for wealth, good health and universal happiness. As a matter of fact, festivals are mirror of people’s culture. Such festival are celebrated at a large scale for thanking gods for their providence and for a bumper crops. During the Mopin festival ,smearing rice powder in each other faces marks the beginning of the festival and animal sacrifices are the ritual of the Mopin festival. Mithun is a very auspicious animal and used in animal sacrifice ritual.

Another feature of the Mopin festival is that a dance known as Popir is performed in a very elegant way. They dance on their best traditonal costumes and adorn themselves with multi-colored beaded ornaments. During this festival rice wine (apong) is served, prepared by the women of galo community. Variety of meals are served, made of rice which is known as Aamin, meat and bambooshoot

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