Music of Arunachal Pradesh
has a distinct flavour. It consists of songs that are sung like fables. The themes are animals that emphasizes moral conclusion. The major songs that make the music of Arunachal Pradesh are:
Baryi- Baryi is a tale that sings the praise of glorious historical past of Arunachal Pradesh. Even religious and mythological songs are also sung. This is sung on social gathering, religious ceremonies and festivals. This narrative song is sung in parts as it takes long time to complete the song.
Ja-Jin-Ja is sung during feasts and marriages. It is sung by men and women. One person initiates the song and gradually everyone present in the occasion join the singers and sing the song. These songs possess a nostalgic feeling.
Nyioga marks the festivities during the marriage ceremonies. This song is sung at the end of the marriage ceremony when the bridal party returns back. This song advices the bride regarding her future.
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