Dhak: The Sound of Durga Pujo Monday, 21 September, 2009Posted by ~uh~™ in Bengali, India, Videos.
Tags: beat, Bengali, Cluture, Dhak, Dhaki, Durga Pujo, Music, Percussion, Puja, Sound, tradition, Video
This is the first of the series about some of the cultural traditions of Durga Pujo. This year, at the onset of Pujo, I though of sharing some of my old videos.
The sound of Dhak is an inseparable element of Durga Pujo. When the Dhakis (the dummer) hit their sticks on the drum, the unique beat fills the air and creates an atmosphere of joy, mileu and harmony. The gradually rising tempo signifies the mood of the Pujo and the of euphoria of celebration . The video captures some samples from my neighourhood Pujo in 2007.
In the forthcoming posts I would to capture Dhunuchi Naach (the special dance with the Dhunuchhi), Baul Gaan and some more.
Wish you all a very joyous and memorable festive season !
On the context, I found this outstanding student animation work on you tube. by Rajesh Chakraborty, which captures the esssence of Durapujo beautifully. Loved the concept and artwork.