Tapta to perform at sacred sites

‘I do not want to see any guns at my concert’

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 Sept 2023, 3:09 pm

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Renowned Manipuri singer, Tapta, on Saturday announced that he will be organising concerts at sacred sites which were arsoned and destroyed during the present turmoil, starting from the ritual site atop the Koubru hill.

He made the announcement during the release of his song titled ‘Kukiland 11’ at Sanamahi Temple Board, Hayingkhongbal near the 1st Manipur Rifles ground, Imphal.

“I will be performing at concerts organised at the sacred places which have been destroyed and arsoned during the turmoil, including Koubru hill, Thangjing hill, Ima Kondong Lairembi, Kongba Maru and others. I want to sing my songs freely and I do not want to see any guns at my concert,” said Tapta.


Since the present turmoil broke out and escalated, many sacred places of Meiteis located at hills of Manipur have been destroyed and arsoned. The Meitei community had been visiting those sacred places annually. 

Tapta has been producing a series of songs related to various situations in Manipur from time to time for the past many years, and he retains a large fan base in Manipur.

After the May 3 incident, the renowned singer started producing a series of popular numbers under the title ‘Kukiland’. The singer has produced 11 songs so far under the title.

On the occasion, Tapta said he had produced as many as 10 songs under ‘Kukiland’ and the 11th song is dedicated to the Meiteis who sacrificed their lives for the protection of Manipur’s integrity.


Kukiland 11 is a song dedicated to the martyred souls with the coming of ‘Langban Tarpan’, he added.

He further said that the womenfolk of Manipur are also taking a major role during the crisis, and all the people are taking part in resolving the present crisis directly or indirectly.

“I am also a warrior but being an artiste, I am fighting the war through my songs by narrating the current issues of Manipur,” Tapta said.

Tapta said he will be producing two songs each month, starting from Langban (a Manipuri month as per Meitei lunar calendar).


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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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