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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

101
Traffic and Drums Indian drummers in Calcutta 1:45
102
Drummers Welcoming Durga Choto Khela village musicians 1:45
103
The Bathing of Durga Pranab Nag, priests 3:39
104
The Sacrifice for Durga Ceremony participants in Hoogley District 2:04
105
Drummers at a Pandel Indian drummers at a bamboo shrine 2:50
106
The Blue Kali Chorgoban Mitra 2:05
107
Lalite Bengali Baul minstrels in North Calcutta 4:45
108
Ai Ma Jai Ma - Hail Mother Worshipers at the ashram of Swami Shivananda Giri 4:30
201
Farewell to Kali Kali Puja parade participants 21:41

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