Coke Studio Bangla has dropped their fifth song of the second season on April 7. The song titled "Deora" was released from Coke Studio Bangla's official YouTube Channel.
The song ‘Deora’ is a song sung by boatsmen for rhythm and energy during Nouka Baich, a traditional boat race, popular in the northern parts of Bangladesh and held during the Monsoon and Autumn seasons. The song was designed and performed by Pritom Hasan, one of Bangladesh’s youth icons along with popular folk singer and performer Islamuddin Palakar. The song also featured Bangladesh’s first Grammy nominee Armeen Musa and her choir “Ghash Phoring”.
This song is a mix of folk genres like ‘Shaari Gaan’, usually associated with physical labor, and ‘Jaag Gaan’ known for its motivational lyrics - the perfect combination for a sport that requires the participants to have quick bursts of intense energy for rowing their boat across the finishing line.
The lyrics written by Fazlu Majhi and Pritom Hasan. Pritom is the music producer and one of the main vocals of this song. Fazlu Majhi is a professional boat racer with his team. His group also participated in the song and their voices brought life to Deora.
According to Pritom Hasan, “Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to push boundaries and try something different that will capture the audience’s imagination. Coke Studio Bangla provided me with a platform where I could push my boundaries even further. Deora is one such song that is sure to get everyone singing along and bring the magic of music to their lives.”
“Working on Deora was an amazing experience. When you have different artists and choirs working together to create harmony, we end up with something magical,” said Armeen Musa.