Durga Puja festival is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of the bright lunar fortnight (shukla paksha/শুক্লপক্ষ) in the Bikram Sambat Calendar month of Ashwin (আশ্বিন). This period falls in the fortnight corresponding to the festival and is called Devi Paksha (Bengali: দেবী পক্ষ, “Fortnight of the Goddess”). Devi Paksha is preceded by Mahalaya (মহালয়া), the last day of the previous fortnight Pitri Paksha (পিতৃপক্ষ), “Fortnight of the Forefathers”), and is ended on Kojagori Lokkhi Puja (“Worship of Goddess Lakshmi (লক্ষ্মী) on Kojagori Full Moon Night (কোজাগরী পূর্ণিমা)).
Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura (মহিষাসুর). Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil. In Bengal, Durga is worshipped as Durgotinashini, the destroyer of evil and the protector of her devotees.
‘Durga Vibes‘ is a concept that LMG Beats and Han-X came up with a couple of weeks back. Along with BeatBaksho, the team worked on the track in just one night using vocals, body percussion and beatboxing. The track starts by paying tribute to the concept of Bol (the ‘language’ used for playing Tabla, Dhol and similar instruments). There are bits where beats are laid based on the format of percussion through the festival, that are originally played at the Mandaps and Temples.
Throughout out the track, the beats travel through festivities of the Durga Puja – Shosti, Shoptomi, Aushtomi, Nobomi and ending it with Doshomi. This is probably the first time anything like this has ever been done in this region. ‘Durga Vibes‘, is a track celebrating music through all these wonderful festivities, using nothing but pure human sound. No other instruments were used (except for the sound of mic feedback at one portion of the song).
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