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Dr. Salai Tawna - the Celebrated Chin Musician

Dr. Salai Tawna (born in 1957 ) - composed his first Mizo song when he was in 6th standard, is a well-known Chin musician, composer, singer and guitarist from Burma and a Ph.D holder in Ethnomusicology.

Currently based in Switzerland, Dr Tawna is an outstanding musician and a former leader of popular Rock music band ABC (Amawi Ber Chinram - Most Beautiful Chinland) and VULMAWI, an unmatched rock band of the time in the whole Burma. The VULMAWI Rock Music Group was formed in 1976 and was the FIRST BAND to produce albums among the Chins both in the State of Mizoram and Burma. ABC recorded Mizo Album "Ral Tiang Ram" in 1984.

A number of Salai's songs like “Tlaithlaeng”, “Tlawmngiahna”, and “Zawlkhaw Di Tleitir” crossed the border and were sung by top celebrity singers in Mizoram state, India and have become well known and popular among the people of Mizoram. Dr Tawna is now focusing on the traditional Chin music. His aim is to preserve the Chin heritage.

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