Modern music was the main genre of Bengali music during the northern period of Rabindra-Nazrul Base plates were released during Puja Bangla song became the song of Puja Bengali songs are published today on the occasion of Durgotsavam Aakashbani brings new songs to the public every year But the atmosphere of Puja songs is no more, it has practically entered the pages of history
The golden age of the past
The composer of the words is the creator of the melody Rabindranath, Nazrul, Atul Prasad, Dwijendralal, Rajinikanth enriched Bengali music in this genre. After this stage, the division of labor of the song is created One writes the song, another artist composes the music Another spoke it The tradition of Bengali modern or simple songs is born in this genre Artists like Hemant Mukhopadhyay, Manna Dey, Shyamal Mitra , Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pratima Bandyopadhyay, Satinath Mukhopadhyay etc. brought this genre to such a height that it is called the golden age of Bengali music.
YouTube by Record
At that time, the work behind a song was long One song a day was recorded Vocalists were accompanied by musicians If you make a mistake once, you have to re-record the whole song The song was released on the day of Vishwakarma Puja in the third week of September The doors of HMV were opened to the public Every new song that came to the puja was presented to the interested public On that day only favorite episodes were not sold After the release of purchase records on the market Now the song has been released on YouTube Artists are self-reliant and release their own music without any institutional help
Change in the way of technology?
From records to cassettes, from cassettes to CDs, it can now be said in the pages of history Has the Pujo song or Bengali song in general changed course with this change in technology? Composer Kalyan Sen Barat told Deutsche Welle: “Previously there were 30-40 songs that were searched. Now it’s 40-50 thousand. There are some good songs in it. It gets lost in the crowd. That’s a problem because the supply exceeds the demand.”
“Everyone can make music now,” study researcher Shuvendu Maitir, a musician, told Deutsche Welle. No audition or proof of eligibility required As the number of songs increases, the quality decreases I still get royalties for old songs And now artists can make music and put it on YouTube at their own expense.”
Cassette to CD
1984 marks the beginning of the change in tradition Records making stops Gulshan Kumar entered the market with a cassette If an organization had made the record before it had to be printed from HMV The infrastructure for extracting records was huge But After the advent of cassette technology, many companies have built their printing infrastructure
In 1987, HMV introduced the cassette It Made Song Making Easy. As the number of songs increased, the dedication and labor behind a song waned during the record era. The wait for the Puja songs has been reduced Artist Lopamudra Mitra told Deutsche Welle: “Bengals don’t sit back and wait for something. More important than that, dancing, dancing in the program. There is less tendency to create something serious, thoughtful.”
Lack of talented artists?
The world of Bengali music not only has a bunch of talented vocalists but also creators like composers Salil Chowdhury, Nachiketa Ghosh or lyricists Gouriprasanna Majumdar, Pulak Bandyopadhyay. Many blame the current situation for the lack of talent. Although composer Kalyan Sen Bharat does not want to accept this, he said: “Everyone was virtuous in our time, now there is none, I will not say that.” There are still many talented artists But because so many songs are made, their work does not reach the common people.