When we recorded the song "O Rhosi", we had a lot of fun doing the multiple vocals. It is after all a song usually sung by atleast ten people with intricate harmonies and energetic footwork dancing to go with it. We have tried to put in ten harmonies as the song has two sides calling and responding and the tati sound makes a perfect foil. The only sound missing is the deep timbre of male voices and drums. We can surely dream on :)

What is this Rhosi Rhosi all about?
Rhosi is a wild flower found in the Phek District of Nagaland. The Rhosi stands as a metaphor for youthfulness, the enercy and enthusiasm of youth, beauty, strength and vibrance of being young, healthy and alive. It is a call to live life to the fullest and sing and dance while you are at it.
Your Rhosi days would mean your hey days.
A lot of people keep requesting us for the lyrics for O Rhosi and so here it is just the way it is recorded on our album CD.


O Rhosi! - Rhosi! Rhosi! (3 times)
Do she mori, do küdatele.
Uhe lü he, lohe li a zho.
O Rhosi! - Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)

Dümi hono, küpra phi hohe.
Uhe lü he, lohe li a zho
O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)
O Zhali, zhali ho ü, O zhali, lohe li a zho.

O Rhosi!  Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)
Küpra to ri, nerü khro ho le.
Uhe lü he, lohe li a zho
O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)

Tha tü so hi, hakü nü tüso.
Uhe lü he, lohe li a zho
O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)
O Zhali, zhali ho ü, O zhali, lohe li a zho.

O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)
Shozu kükre, U lüdo kürhü
Uhe lü he, lohe li a zho
O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (2 times)

Zobanyi ri, u tü votele
Uhe lü he, lohe li a zho
O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (3 times)
O Zhali, zhali ho ü, O zhali, lohe li a zho.
O Rhosi! Rhosi! Rhosi! (3 times) 
Rhosi Rhosi......Unison to end.

Performing the O Rhosi Dance version.
In case you are wondering what the song is all about, click here to find out :)

We shot the fun video at The Orchard, Gurgaon with Wilderness Films and poor Azi has been lamenting the fact that she couldn't be a part of the video of one of our top favourite song. She was too sick to make the trip with us then and we were in a rush to get it done. So there. January in Delhi. It was a cold day and we had a bit of a drizzle and we had to be barefoot and our jewellery added to the cold weight. But it got done over giant subway clubs and hot tea. We have to hand it to our ancestors who lived and worked and did everything weighed down by the heavy jewellery, the cold and of course, headhunting enemies who could strike anytime. Whoa! Aren't we glad to be in this time and age? Yes. Now we can get all dolled up and look pretty and smile and get our pictures clicked and not have to carry baskets or walk miles to collect wood.
We have performed O Rhosi numerous times with Chakhesang friends and cultural troupes and the fun just doesn't end. Did we mention we have recorded three versions of O Rhosi? Will share them with you all soon. Until then, look up the lyrics and sing along next time. Hiyohey!

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5 comments:

Anonymous
at: 25 October 2012 at 00:13 said...

nice one.

Tetseo Sisters says:
at: 22 November 2012 at 17:40 said...

Thank you. Hiyohey!

shiv pathania says:
at: 26 April 2013 at 08:53 said...

Awesome thanks for the lyrics and rhosi explanation ! Hiyohey

Sarlongkiri Ingti says:
at: 24 October 2013 at 20:28 said...

Hiyohey ! :)
Atlast arrived at the TS blog. Very happy and pleased to get closer to TS. <3.

Rhosi. Rhosi. :)

I wish I could download all the songs with good sound quality. :(

MY MARKET says:
at: 16 November 2015 at 21:24 said...

just watched "O Rhosi" on youtube.......its awesome.