Marjing is a prospective graduate student from northeast India who would like to study the language and music of Pena, an at-risk ancient musical tradition of Manipur.
"It is extremely important to me to document the Pena tradition because young people are more focused on other art forms which are not indigenous to Manipur. The Pena tradition has passed through cultural amalgamations, but a few only know the value and aesthetics of the Pena tradition. I want to study at UNT because there are no platforms or universities in my hometown or country that offer a post-graduate course in Ethnomusicology and Language Documentation, which is necessary to preserve the Pena tradition."
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