Songs & Meaning
The Deuda is extremely popular especially in far-western region of Nepal and is performed during special occasion, festivities and for amusement purpose. The boys participants of Deuda are called Chhotta and the girls called Chhotti. They queue up in separate lines and moves their steps back and forth in rhythmic mode. An exchange of lyrical debate takes place between them wherein one side asks question of a lyrical mode and other answer in a same way. The steps, movement of body and the language involved in the dance are fascinating.
The Maruni song and dance is very popular all over the Kingdom specially in the mid hilly region of Nepal among the Magar, Gurung, Darai, Kumale, Rai and Limbu communities. It is performed throughout the year and especially during Tihar festival. The Maruni songs are based on different regas and reginis and the dance are performed in group by men in the guise of women, wearing woman’s costumes, bangles and jewelleries. In maruni, the male dancer is called ’Purushunge’, and the female ‘Maruni’ and those playing madal are called ‘Madale’ ,Mujura players are called ‘Mujarai’ and the singers, the ‘Gidange’. The combination of Maruni charitra, Muruni Khyali and Sorathi is collectively known, as Maruni Dance. The Shikhabar of Myagdi district is the origin of Maruni.
Murchunga, Flute: Prem Rana “Autari”.
Madal, Khie, Dhime: Khadak Budha.
Santoor: Prakash Gurung.
Recordist & Mixed: Tanka Neupane.
Cover Design : Rabindra Man Prajapati.