Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Jenzadrunrai, an indigenous string instrument of Odisha, is the Exhibit of the Month at Veethi Sankul, an indoor gallery of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya right here.
The exhibition inaugurated by assistant curator Rakesh Kumar Bhatt just lately is a part of the favored museum sequence. The exhibit was collected by assistant keeper Sudipa Roy and museum affiliate P Anuradha.
Jenzadrunrai is an indigenous string instrument utilized by Lanjia Saora tribe of Odisha for vocal accompaniment. The Saora tribe is present in hilly tract of jap ghat area of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. It has sub tribes that may be simply recognized by their distinct social customs, peculiarity of gown, mode of residing and livelihood means.
They play quite a lot of musical devices on totally different events. The noisy percussion and sonorous devices like drums of various sizes (Dagru), blowing pipes (Tretepe), cymbals, brass gongs (Neneng), brass bell (Tinarjap) and clarinets are performed throughout agricultural festivals whereas fiddle (Gogerai), string instrument and rasps are common at weddings.
Making of Jenzadrunrai wants skilled arms of males because it requires nice ability and indigenous data. A half sliced gourd resonator is tied loosely to a bamboo stick. Two metallic strings connected to 1 finish of the stick and tied by means of the opposite finish.
Whereas taking part in, the gourd is positioned in opposition to the chest and the string is struck by the precise hand. The decrease string of the instrument performs the melody whereas the higher acts as drone. The bamboo stick is adorned with geometric designs and symbols. Most designs are impressed from nature.
The sound of Jenzadrunrai could be very pleasing. It’s performed within the night after finishing the entire day’s work. The candy sound of the instrument travels far distance in silence. They sing songs and play instrument and drink native liquor (mahua daru or salfi). It brings happiness and satisfaction.
The Lanjia Saora Highlanders are one of many Notably Weak Tribal Teams (PVTG) residing within the jap ghat area of Gajapati district and Gunpur subdivision of Rayagada district of Odisha. They hunt, do shift cultivation and terrace cultivation on hilly slopes.