Submitted by WBRi on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 19:05.
The multitude of genres and sub-genres of Bengali Baul / Folk / Tribal music are defined and discussed. Listen to online songs of many types and subtypes of Bangla Folk & Tribal performed by Mr Gopal Bandopadhyay for WBRi.
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Folk & Tribal Music of Bengal - A Guide
The following article is a rough guide to the various folk musicals forms of West Bengal, India. This article is penned by Shri Gopal Bandopadhyay. We have previously featured Mr Gopal Banerjee where he has briefly written about Bengali Folk tradiitons and you can watch Mr Banerjee live in concert - click here.
songs revolve around the concept of opting for the lifestyle of an
ascetic by Nimai and thereby leaving his Grihasthya or family life.
These songs were composed on the basis of the pitiful appeal by his wife Bishnupriya and his sorrowful mother Sachimata.
songs are usually sung in the morning time by Vaishnavas throughout
rural Bengal praising the glories of Radha, Lord Shri Krishna and
Gauranga. These songs help the villagers ...