Mizo Traditional Songs and Dances
Mizo traditional songs and dances were the common amusements of the people. A Zu party would always be an occasion for songs and dances. The songs were slow and generally sounded mournful. Songs would be accompanied by beat of drums or gongs. The theme would mostly be narration of some events or praise of some hero or former villages, description of some hunt or simply of love.
In a gathering of Zu party or on the occasion of marriage or after a successful hunt, one would start the music by reciting a verse and it would be followed by singing of the verse by all others and this would continue in the same sequence for a long time sometimes even throughout the night.
The young Mizos have, in the recent past, taken up western music and dances with great aplomb. In all the villages, groups of young men and women gather in the evening and sing and dance, sometimes the whole night.
The only musical instrument used is the Spanish guitar, called ting tang by the
Mizo. The young Mizos, both boys and girls, have a very lilting musical voice and they have a natural flair for music. A very latest development is pop music with a compound band which is well-liked in towns and big villages.