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Indian Love Rites: Durga Puja and Kali Puja in Calcutta

Various Artists
Indian Love Rites: Durga Puja and Kali Puja in Calcutta

This 1983 release captures the excitement and complexity of the sounds and music during the Hindu festivals Durga Puja and Kali Puja in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. English narrative by Bengalis explains the music heard on each of the tracks. Liner notes include photographs of the celebrations by the photographer (and album’s producer) Rosalind Solomon.

Track Listing

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Traffic and Drums Indian drummers in Calcutta 1:45
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Drummers Welcoming Durga Choto Khela village musicians 1:45
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The Bathing of Durga Pranab Nag, priests 3:39
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The Sacrifice for Durga Ceremony participants in Hoogley District 2:04
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Drummers at a Pandel Indian drummers at a bamboo shrine 2:50
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The Blue Kali Chorgoban Mitra 2:05
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Lalite Bengali Baul minstrels in North Calcutta 4:45
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Ai Ma Jai Ma - Hail Mother Worshipers at the ashram of Swami Shivananda Giri 4:30
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Farewell to Kali Kali Puja parade participants 21:41

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