Shapawang Yawng Manau Poi- A Colorful Musical Festival of Singpho Tribe

2/4/20241 min read

Arunachal Pradesh is a hidden gem in Northeast India, offering breathtaking landscapes and unique cultural experiences. Explore its majestic mountains, trek through lush forests, and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the tribal communities.

In 2007, precisely 17 years ago, amidst a rainy weather I embarked on a photographic journey with my inaugural camera, the Nikon D70, accompanied by a Tamron lens. It was during this period that I experienced my maiden 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐰𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐚𝐰𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐮 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 in Innao, a quaint hamlet situated beyond the River Buri Dehing, accessed by a boat journey.

Although the photographs have aged, the recollections and harmonies of the "Ora-Ora" remain vivid in my mind.