Submitted by WBRi on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 11:54.
Krishnendu Das Baul, popularly known as Babukishan Baul is a Multi-Instrumentalist Music & Dance Instructor, Composer, Performer and Film Music Project Designer. He is the grandson of Guru Shri Nabani Das Baul, and the son of Samrat Purna Das Baul and Manju Das.
Babukishan comes from an old and very traditional Baul folklore family. His grandfather, Guru Shri Nabani Das Baul, was a much celebrated singer and poet who was instrumental in bringing the Baul culture of Bengal to fame with the respected and admired status it enjoys today. Nabani Das Baul often collaborated with the writer of India's National Anthem, a great poet, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore, in popularizing the music of the Baul.
Nabani Das Baul opened the doors for his people to the world. In keeping with this tradition. Babukishan's father, Samrat Purna Das Baul, a modern, popular legend among the Bauls, opened up the doors even further by collaborating and jamming in live performances with the top Western and European acts of the 20th century. Babu is a music designer, singer, and author renowned in India for his work in both the recording and film industries. He plays a variety of music combining new age, and world fusion, with traditional folk music in authentic Bengali Baul style.
Read all about Babukishan and get the baul world fusion songs from his album GYPSY INDIA