Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ngunu Lemba

This is my favourite Apatani song.I am sharing this video from the ASA award function 2005.Every tanii should listen to such a good song.As song says Ngunu Lemba.....this song is about the beauty of Ziro and necessity to preserve its natural beauty, let's save our hometown...Ngunu Lemba, ngunumi ka oho buko Ziro mi.





I have tried my best to write down the lyric of the song,it goes like this...

NGUNU LEMBA (our village)
Ngunu lemba, ngiimi oho buko ano aya ne…ano kapyo ne..
Yolyan liipa ho kibo pinii hii, paro liigo ho rohfo khonii hii
Aro konchi ho piita adu nii alyin kamo ho hiime khenii hii
Piilo huto ho nyimun-yapa ka gangu benii hii, elu benii hii
Ano tapyo ne.......ano tapyo ne...........
Ngunu lemba, ngiimi oho buko ano aya ne…ano kapyo ne...


Lapan-babo, siigan-siilin diibii-rungo hii gantii-yaso
Ali-aho, sadi-sapa hii lutii giira hii sulu-narun hii
Senyi-apu hii, pudu-apu hii, piita-apu hii ,takun-apu hii, sembo-apu hii
Bagan-rinyo hii ano kapyo ne...ano kapyo ne......


Myoko-kaji, murun-chanta, dree-taku mi
Mema-aping halyin-tashin entii-apin mi
Diiran sankha mi, bachin armin sembo armin mi,
Jojuru mi chido hemudo ......
Ngunu lemba ngiimi oho buko ano aya ne…ano kapyo ne..

Siilo kiikoda ngo leyu sigya mi, sii sukun mi,
Ude doko mi nesu doko mi biije hagya mi more dalin mi
Anu-barmi mi ate- ata mi ari-apii mii diinii banii mi
Biinii-nyanii mi baro-manya mi kachin kenku ma
Ngunu lemba ngiimi oho buko ano aya ne…ano kapyo ne...

5 comments:

yasiyalow said...

Whenever I hearr this song, I go into trance for sometime. It is very endearing and brings to life my childhood in a way that cannot be put in words.

Abotani said...

This song "Ngunu Lemba" remaind to every Apatani, Who is he/she and where he/she was.

Julia said...

I love this song. Who is the artist/ who are the people singing? I'd like to use it in a small movie I'm thinking about making about Arunachal Pradesh, but would like to get permission to use this music first. Any idea who to contact? Thanks very much!!

Millo Tago said...

Dear Julia,

Song was written by Mr. Tage Diibo and sung by Mr. Hage Tade. Mr. Diibo is working in DGP office Itanagar.

Millo Tago,
Bangalore

Millo Tago said...

Dear.
Correction please- after the phrase "Jojuru mi chido" the word "hemudo" may be replaced with "hengudo".
Thanks

Millo Tago
Bangalore