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Rising Silence (Original Soundtrack)

by Various Artists

Music from the documentary 'Rising Silence' (2019) telling the stories of the Birangona women, survivors of sexual violence during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. A musical tapestry of traditional Bengali music, western classical, and rock.
Genre: Classical: Film Music
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1. Abar Ashibo Phirey
Khiyo
4:40 $0.99
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2. Amar Shorbo Ongey
Nazrul Islam
4:48 $0.99
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3. Keho Korey, Pt. 1
Rijia Begum Mohon
1:08 $0.99
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4. Keho Korey, Pt. 2
Khiyo
3:37 $0.99
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5. Meyey Gonga Jomuna
Afsar Uddin
6:39 $0.99
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6. Jodi Tor Daak Shuney Keu Na Ashey, Pt. 1
Sohini Alam
1:43 $0.99
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7. Jodi Tor Daak Shuney Keu Na Ashey, Pt. 2
Khiyo
2:47 $0.99
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8. Radha Krishna Kirtan
Raju Bala & Her Kirtan Band
1:37 $0.99
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9. Shurjyo’s Refrain
Oliver Weeks
0:57 $0.99
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10. Bon Pahari Meyey
Khiyo
4:49 $0.99
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11. Paar Koro Shokal Radha Rey
Abu Hanif
4:33 $0.99
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12. Tarabatti
Moushumi Bhowmik
5:58 $0.99
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13. Tarabatti (Alternate String Mix) [Bonus Track]
Moushumi Bhowmik
5:58 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Director's Note by Leesa Gazi:

The history behind the making of this film has been a personal journey for me. I grew up hearing the heroic and harrowing stories of the Liberation War. When I was 17, my father, a freedom fighter in the War, told me about the Birangona women. The women he saw had been captured by the Pakistani forces and their local collaborators and held in rape camps. He told me he had witnessed hundreds of women and girls standing back-to-back on a convoy of trucks, like sacrificial animals.

That image stayed with me forever.

In 2013, I travelled to Bangladesh to work on a play about the Birangona women. Time after time, audiences would comment on how shocked they were to discover these women actually existed, how successful society had been in wiping out a history that impacted people - particularly women - alive today. But I felt deep in my heart it was not enough.

I began this journey to make a film about them. At the end of the journey, I realised that their sharing of their lives and how they have tried to heal has shown me how to find myself and what I am capable of as a woman.

I wanted to see these women on their own terms, beyond labels and statistics. They are real women: someone’s daughter, or sister, or mother, or any woman. Each of them had a childhood, and each of them has a name, a story to tell. Four of the women died while we were in the post-production stage of this film.

Their existence, in spite of being ignored and shut out for so long, is a testament to their resilience and their refusal to be diminished. They accepted me with no judgment and with an unconditional love that comes so naturally to them as their way to build their lives. They celebrate experiencing the wonder and beauty of friendship, nature, and music because they never give up on life.

Music Credits:

1. Abar Ashibo Phirey (Khiyo)
Words by Jibanananda Das, Music by Sohini Alam & Oliver Weeks

2. Amar Shorbo Ongey (Nazrul Islam)
Trad. Bengali, Arr. Nazrul Islam

3. Keho Korey, Pt. 1 (Rijia Begum Mohon)
Words & Music by Jalal Khan

4. Keho Korey, Pt. 2 (Khiyo)
Words & Music by Jalal Khan, Arr. Sohini Alam & Oliver Weeks

5. Meyey Gonga Jomuna (Afsar Uddin)
Words & Music by Hawrey Goshai

6. Jodi Tor Daak Shuney Keu Na Ashey, Pt. 1 (Sohini Alam)
Words & Music by Rabindranath Tagore, Arr. Sohini Alam

7. Jodi Tor Daak Shuney Keu Na Ashey, Pt. 2 (Khiyo)
Words & Music by Rabindranath Tagore, Arr. Oliver Weeks

8. Radha Krishna Kirtan (Raju Bala & her Kirtan band)
Trad. Bengali

9. Shurjyo’s Refrain (Oliver Weeks)
Music by Oliver Weeks

10. Bon Pahari Meyey (Khiyo)
Words by Leesa Gazi, Music by Sohini Alam & Oliver Weeks

11. Paar Koro Shokal Radha Rey (Abu Hanif)
Words & Music by Deen Bhabananda

12. Tarabatti (Moushumi Bhowmik)
Words by Leesa Gazi, Music by Moushumi Bhowmik

13. Tarabatti (Alternate String Mix) [Bonus Track] (Moushumi Bhowmik)
Words by Leesa Gazi, Music by Moushumi Bhowmik

With thanks to The Osiris Group, Zafreen Ghani, & Tanvir Ghani

Musician credits:

Rohini Alam - vocals (10)
Sohini Alam - vocals (1,4,6,10)
Asif Asgar - vocals (10)
Satyaki Banerjee - oud (12,13)
Moushumi Bhowmik - vocals (10,12,13)
Flora Curzon - violins (1,7,10)
Abu Hanif - vocals (11)
Ben Heartland - double bass (1,10) electric bass (4)
Nazrul Islam - dhol (2,4) harmonium (2) mandira (2,4) vocals (2)
Richard Jones - violas (1,7)
Labik Kamal Gourob - dotara (2)
Rijia Begum Mohon - vocals (3)
Hassan Mohyeddin - ektara (4) tabla (10)
Aanon Siddiqua - vocals (10)
Afsar Uddin - ektara, percussion, vocals (5)
Oliver Weeks - acoustic guitars (1) electric guitars (4) violins (9,10) vocals (10)
Valerie Welbanks - cellos (1,7,10)

Recorded by:

Ahsan Ali (3,5,8,11)
Asif Asgar (10)
Ben Heartland (1,4,10)
Labik Kamal Gourob (2,4)
Sukanta Majumdar at Aural Workstation, Kolkata (12,13)
Anindit Roy at Aural Workstation, Kolkata (10)
Oliver Weeks (1,4,6,7,9,10,13)

Track 12 mixed by Sukanta Majumdar
All other tracks mixed & mastered by Yohei Sasaki at YS Sound Production

All works are the copyright of their individual authors and Komola Collective.

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