05 October 2010

Sier Lapalang


Sier Lapalang

Part of the reason I went up to Canada over Labor Day was because my sister Shirley and her friend Alex were also flying in from Edmonton. Shirley is a nurse practitioner in a children's cancer hospital and is the musically talented one in our family. The two of them are going over to India this month and have been invited to sing at a local folk festival concert. Shirley found the words to an old Khasi favorite song, "Sier Lapalang."

When I was a kid I used to sit out on our second level porch in the evenings and play this tune on a bamboo flute with our monkey Esau sitting in my lap. Good times.

Namrata, is this one familiar to you?