Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Baul Fakir Utsav 2018, Jadavpur Kolkata,India

A Baul song in progress at the Baul Fakir Utsav 2018, Jadavpur
In continuation with my earlier post on Baul Music Festival 2018here is another powerful and spiritual video from the Baul music festival held in Shaktigarh, Jadavpur, Kolkata in January 2018.

The Baul are a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal which includes Indian State of West Bengal and the country of Bangladesh. Bauls constitute both a syncretic religious sect and a musical tradition. Bauls are a very heterogeneous group, with many sects, but their membership mainly consists of Vaishnava Hindus and Sufi Muslims. (From Wikipedia)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Baul music festival 2018, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India

Baul perfomance at Jadavpur baul fakir utsav

January is a month that I keenly wait for, not just because it is new year, but because of my favourite music festival, Baul fakir Utsav (baul mela) which happens every year mostly in the 1st or 2nd weekend of January in the Shaktigarh area of Jadvapur, Kolkata.

This year was as amazing as every year. Heard some amazing baul performers, each one bringing amazingly beautiful and soulful songs.

I am sharing a couple of Baul music videos in this post and in my next post.

Like this? You may want to check out the Baul music festival 2017 as well.