Delhi/ Guwahati, March 2: Holi, despite being a festival of colours, has a number of cult songs on it, in, be it in Bollywood or elsewhere. Traditionally too, a few regions across the country have their own kind of chants or songs for this festival.
Holigeet of Assam is one such tradition which experts fear, might be dying out. But Bhargav Das who works at a private FM Channel in Delhi, after much research, has released online, a Holigeet with a contemporary twist. The video was shot at Barpeta in Assam, home to the famous Barpeta Satra where Holi is celebrated with traditional fervour.
“This is how a Holigeet may sound in the near future, that’s what i think! I am always inspired by this festival of love and colours . world is changing rapidly so my idea is to create this track is to show that we can keep the composition part or the feel as it is with a different arrangement and sounds with eye catching visuals,” says Bhargav who hails from Howly in Barpeta District.
You can watch the video here:
“My vision is to show some quality content of Assamese culture and arts in a contemporary way for the internet,” he said on being asked why he zeroed in on Holi or Fakuwa or Deul Utsav as it is known in Assam.
Bhargav is slowly gaining recognition in the music industry and he has made his mark with his band, Ojapali. Read more about it here: