Kolkata Soundscapes

Durga Puja Celebrations

Description: The following recording was undertaken on 2nd October, 2014. Using specialized camera equipment and advanced audio technologies, this recording portrays the cultural life of the city during the Durga Puja Festival, one of the most important events in the Bengali calendar. A time when the city plays host to several devotees and tourists, the festival occurs over a period of four to five days. The visuals include the performance of dhakis, the development and movement of crowds, and the overarching sounds of loudspeakers and vendors near decorated pandals.  

Date of Recording: 2 October, 2014

Duration: 00:02:17

Video Text: Header Video Text  

Subtitles: N.A

Location: Geolocation varies. Approximate area represented in map. Specific points indicate areas visible in the video.