Damna Kim by Lalparzo
Produced by Health Integrated Ministries
Gospel, Video CD, Thadou-Kuki, Hmar, Mizo
Following the success of Evangelical College of Theology’s ECT trio and New Life Ministries’ Lalruotmawi, Lalparzo’s Damna Kim marked the entry of Health Integrated Ministries into Music Ministry (read business). Whether ECT Trio or Lalruotmawi and now Lalparzo, what common of these institutions’ muses is their apt for musical aspirations that bloom and shape their careers often furthering to be landmarking. Here, Lalparzo present herself as a singer and composer, which is welcoming.
Opening with Lalthangzuol’s “Krist ka suongpi”, this venture look a well-crafted – attributes of well-known choir songs. The following songs: J Zaihmingthanga’s “Van Kipahna” & “A Angsung Nuom ah”, Biakdika’s Damna Kim, Dr Ramdinthara Sailo’s “I Zo tei dui” and James Songrolal’s “Ka thienselna Krista” finds a new home with grateful devotion. It’s Zoramsangliana’s “Thina Luigal” that shines with this dedication saying Lei tahsa lopina a chuom, van tahsa lopina a chuom; Lei tahsa vang beimang pei ding, Van tahsa chu lopi cheche inte’h. These songs outstanding musical brilliances and rich lyrical tones were diligently captured.
Lalparzo own songs – “Ka Humhimna” and “Hlemtu Anlo Nih” – which are in Hmar compliment her due efforts. Biakdika’s “Khawthianghlim Jerusalem”, the single Mizo track is a brave attempt. We know how much Rebecca Saimawii is in the song! And we aren’t complaining. “Thuohna lim a Malsawmna”, “Krista Ka Suongpi” and “Hlemtu Anlo nih” are worth mentioning.
James Rochullo, Robert Keivom and Bobby Songate hve given the scores; It’s difficult mentioning who did which tracks, but one couldn’t missed how much Rochullo is in them. And the camera (ZRS cable Network) and Editing (ZBV) have given a well-presented videos.
Lalparzo ‘securely’ backed, owns the album. This album which have nine Thadou songs without featuring any Thadou’ composer, two Hmar songs and one Mizo obviously left us think why not a bigger coverage.