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April 22, 2022

Archiving An Indigenous Ancestral Tradition in a Global Format and Navigating Gender Between Multiple Cultures with Jaremdi Wati Longchar

Archiving An Indigenous Ancestral Tradition in a Global Format and Navigating Gender Between Multiple Cultures with Jaremdi Wati Longchar

U.K.-based Ethnomusicologist, Pianist, and Researcher Jaremdi Wati Longchar Speaks to T.L. Mazumdar.


Ethnomusicologist, pianist, and researcher Jaremdi Wati Longchar started researching the fascinating musical traditions of her ancestral Ao tribe of Nagaland as a post-graduate student at Goldsmiths, London right before the Pandemic set the world into a spin.

In this long-form conversation, we address the series of challenges these traditions have endured over the generations, the shortcomings of western academic documentation, and the constant code-switching gender unwittingly seems to push her to adhere to amidst the dualities of the life of a global Naga academic. 

 

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Produced by T.L. Mazumdar

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Jaremdi Wati Longchar

Ethnomusicologist

I am an Ao Naga Ethnomusicologist and piano teacher. Since 2015, I have been actively documenting and studying the Ao Naga folk music tradition. My research interests include folklore, organology of indigenous Ao Naga instruments, and gender and music