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Babukishan Krishnendu Das Baul to Perform in Pop Montreal International Music Festival 2011

Babukishan Krishnendu Das BaulWashington DC, June 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Babukishan Krishnendu Das Baul, popularly known as Babukishan Das Baul - our beloved Babuda - is going to perform live as one of the artists at the 2011 Pop Montreal International Music Festival that will be held during September 21 - 25.

You might remember Babuda's fascinating journey so far described by the great Baul, writer, composer, music director and film-maker himself in this interview.

The son of famous Purna Das Baul and grandson of Nabani Das Baul, Babukishan Das Baul spent his childhood at Shiuri, Birbhum in the environment of folk music. He toured the world with his father and subsequently left an indelible mark as a singer, songwriter and music director in Indian cinema working in Mumbai for many years, before moving to Canada and continuing on wonderful projects including directing films.

Babukishan Das Baul's landmark album Gypsy India (listen to free samples and download MP3) remains the best-known Indian folk-songs album internationally.

2011 marks the 10th year of the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, which has over the years presented live performances in wonderful venues like Patti Smith at the Gothic St Jean Baptiste Church, Interpol at the tiny Jupiter Room, Rocky Erickson, Devin the Dude, Buffy Ste Marie, Roxanne Shante and many many more. This year the festival will feature sexy electrofunk from Montreal's own CHROMEO, the legendary all-female British post-punk band
THE RAINCOATS in an exclusive North American appearance, another legendary punk rock band REDD KROSS with an exclusive performance, tUnE-YarDs, POP. xo, Stuff:, R. Steevie Moore, Marie-Jo Thério, Asobi Seksu, Tahiti 80, Barbara Lynn, Ralph Soul Jackson, Joe Bataan, Gary Lucas' Captain Beefheart Symposium, The Velvelettes, Babukishan Das Baul, The Socalled Musical, Vockah Redu, Japandroids, Purity Ring, Death Grips, Cave and so on - over 300 bands will perform over the days and nights of the fest.

Banga Sangeet Mela 2011 - A special report from the event popularly known as GAANMELA

Calcutta, May 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Music is the language of our heart. And no doubt it has been the only media by which we can share and express nearly all aspects of human existence. Even being a true Bengali rather a Bengali performer there is no doubt the word ‘Music’ becomes more poignant and valuable and rich when it meets with the word ‘Bengali’.

Bengal has given birth to Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Atul Prasad and countless more who took Bengali music and moreover Bengali culture in front of the world.  And from the very beginning the Bengalees have been pioneers of different types of Gharanas.


Mystic Bhakti of Bengal with Babukishan Das Baul

Mystic Bhakti of Bengal with Babukishan Das Baul
Workshop & Sunday Satsang, May 15

The Mystic Bhakti of a Living Master

Babukishan @ Yoga Farm

Babukishan das Baul Concert
The Mystic Bhakti of a Living Master

WPAS 2011-12 Season

[WPAS (Washington Performing Arts Society) 2011-12 Shows]

Washington, D.C., May 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) in their 2011-12 season continue their tradition of presenting a rich program of internationally-celebrated artists performing a wide variety of programs, as well as the finest emerging musicians from around the world.

WPAS continues to offer numerous, flexible subscription options. Patrons may select a pre-packaged Subscription Series, or they can select any three or more performances to create their own Custom Series. Video and audio samples of 2011-12 season artists’ work are also available online, enhancing the patron’s purchasing experience.