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Pena Exponent Mangi Singh, Manipur’s Rising Star

Manipur, which has over the years produced many award winning artists, has added another feather to its cap through Khangembam Mangi Singh, the first Pena player to receive the Padma Shri. Singh, who received this prestigious honor for Art: Traditional Music of Manipur (Pena) this year has been practicing... 

Laurels For State Natives On R-Day, Padmashree For Pena Artiste Mangi

Pena artiste Khangembam Mangi of Thangmeiband Lourungpurel Leikai, Imphal. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 25: Pena artiste Khangembam Mangi of Thangmeiband Lourungpurel Leikai is among the outstanding individuals nominated for the Padmashree by the Government of India this year. Talking to The... 

Manipuri Shamanistic Music Reaching Out To Gen Next

A Manipuri 'Pena' The ‘˜pena’, a musical genre from India’s northeast associated with shamanistic folk rites from the pre-Christian era, is making its way into mainstream performances after roping in women and youth. Manipuri pena exponent and balladeer Mayanglambam Mangangsana...