Traditional drumming of Chang tribe, Nagaland

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Nagaland, a State of timeless enchantment, is popularly known as the Land of Festivals. One of the tribal states in the northeastern part of India, Nagaland has 16 major tribes, each with their own unique culture and lifestyle. Speaking of celebrations, one of the biggest festivals of all tribes in Nagaland is the Hornbill festival. A big congregation of tribes, the Hornbill festival celebrates the spirit of tribal traditions and culture.

Here is the traditional drumming of Chang tribe, prior to performance at the Hornbill festival. One of the interesting things about the drums of Chang tribe is that they are made by stretching animal hides. Found everywhere in Nagaland, the Chang tribe is one of the recognized scheduled tribes in India.

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