चुरा त होइन अस्तुरा – पहिलो तामाङ सेलो गीत ?
गीत संगीतमा तामाङ समुदायको मौलिक पहिचान बोकेको चर्चित भाका “तामाङ सेलो” हो | तामाङ सेलोको भाकामा सम्भब् पहिलो गीत खारसाङ निवासी चर्चित नेपाली लोक भाषी गायिका हिरा देवी वाइबाले रेकर्ड गरेका हुनसक्छ | यसबारे किटान गरि भन्न सकिन्न तर अनुसन्धान गर्नु जरुरि छ |
हिरा देवी वाइबाले गाउनु भएको निकै पुरानो तामाङ सेलोको नेपाली गीत “चुरा त होइन अस्तुरा….वहाँको छोरी “नवनीत आदित्य वाइबा”ले पुन: स्वर भरेर गाउनु भएको छ | यस गीत नेपाली भाषा र तामाङ भाषामा सम्रिषण अर्थात् दुवै भाषाका शव्दहरुको संयोजनमा रचना गरिएका छन् |
को हुन् हिरादेवी वाइबा ? वहांको बारेमा विकिपिदियामा भएको जानकारी यस्तो छ |
Hira Devi Waiba came from a family of musicians from Ambootia Tea Estate near Kurseong and is hailed as the pioneer of Nepali folk songs in India. She has sung nearly 300 folk songs during her musical career spanning 40 years. Her singing career began when she recorded three songs in Kurseong for Radio Nepal in 1966. She worked as an announcer at the All India Radio station in Kurseong from 1963 to 1965. She was also a Nepali folk singer with All India Radio. She is the only Nepali folk singer to have cut albums (in 1974 and 1978) with HMV, Kolkata. Her popular songs include Phariya Lyayidiyechhan and Ora daudi jaanda. As a tribute to her father, Waiba had opened the SM Waiba International Music and Dance Academy at her home in Kadamtala, near Siliguri in 2008. Hira Waiba died on 19 January 2011 at the age of 71 years after suffering burn injuries in a fire accident at her home.
(A tribute to Hira Devi Waiba, re-recorded and sung by her daughter Navneet Aditya Waiba)