Songs - Tribal

Sambalpur Kalaparishad; An organization working with an aim to keep the traditional Sambalpuri Folk Dance alive (WBRi Feature)

sambhalpuri dance

Sambalpur Kalaparishad was established in the year 1956 with an aim and object of promotion of Dance and Music of Western Orissa.  Under the able leadership of Late Sri Murari Prasad Mishra, Ex. Minister a school was started functioning in the Parishad Premises for imparting formal training to the students in Dance and Music which runs till today.

New Audio Music Launch: ‘Folkism’ by Bangla Band Kaya; Soulful Folk music for the urban listeners

new audio music launch

It was a grand evening for one of the outstanding music bands of Bengal popularly known as Kaya when they launched their latest album Folkism. The event took place at “The Eye Within Club” which is located near Southern Avenue. Music maestro Soumitra of folk band Bhoomi fame, renowned fashion designer Agnimitra Pal and famous actor cum singer Lajbonti Roy graced the occasion and brightened up the evening.

Sahaj Manush presented by Brahma Khepa | WBRi Special Event Report (Video)

Bengali Baul Band Brahmya Khyapa Live Concert Sahaj ManushSAHAJ MANUSH PRESENTED BY BRAHMAKHYAPA - A video report from the Event

By Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata Correspondent

BRAHMAKHYAPA, the popular baul band organized a gala evening packed with baul songs on May 22, 2010 at Gyan Manch from 6 PM to 9 PM where eminent baul singers performed along with a guest performance by eminent city band CHANDRABINDOO.  Artist SHUVAPRASANNA felicitated great baul exponent SUBOL DAS BAUL for his contribution to the Baul music and philosophy for 50 long years. The evening turned out to be a complete extravaganza of baul tradition and deliberation. Apart from baul followers, enthusiasts and music lovers, artists from all spheres were present to grace the occasion.

Watch video excerpts from this live show exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.

Interview - Naresh Thakur Baul - Bengali Baul from Bangladesh at 2010 Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav - by Tapan Sanyal

WBRi Exclusive Interview | Baul of Bengal - Naresh ChandraNaresh Thakur is a renowned and well known Baul living in Bangladesh. He has been singing for over twenty years. He has a son and a daughter, and travels across the length and breadth of Bangladesh in true Baul fashion. He has performed internationally on invitation, including in London and the USA. This time (Jan 10, 2010) he was visiting India - the famous Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav Festival. Naresh Thakur's primary influence is Baul Shah Abdul Karim (শাহ আবদুল করিম, 1916 - 2009) - one of the most famous legends of Bangladeshi folk music.

Naresh Thakur Baul sings a Dehatatwa song. He also sings a song by Shah Abdul Karim Baul.

Watch the interview video recorded and contributed by by Tapan Sanyal.

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Folk and Baul Songs

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Baul Songs SingerA pretty village in the district of Faridpur in the undivided Bengal (Now in Bangladesh), NILRATAN KANJILAL was born there on 1st March 1944. He is the eldest son of Late Satish Chandra and Kaushalya who both were in born folk singer. They both used to sing village songs in almost all of their daily sphere of working life. Thus Sri Kanjilal got an inherited sense of music. His grand mother could present mythological stories in an impressive manner through instantly creation lyrics. The grand mother thus made an influence directly to her grand son since childhood towards music.

Listen to Nilratan Kanjilal's Bengali classic folk songs online.

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Folk Baul Songs Free Preview & Download

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All time top 25 Bangla Folk / Baul Song favorites. Extraordinary collectible album featurting unforgettable songs by legendary  Baul & Folk Of Bengal Singers, including:

  • Nirmalendu Chowdhury
  • Geeta Chowdhury
  • Amar Paul
  • Purna Das Baul
  • Anwar Alauddin
  • Runa Laila
  • Swapna Chakraborty
  • Dindaradi Sain
  • Manju Das
  • Nabanidas Khepa Baul
  • Arundhati Holme Chowdhury
  • Gosthogopal Das
  • Arati Mukherjee
  • Prahlad Brahmachari
The timeless Bangla Baul & Folk songs in this album are:

1.     Bhalo Koira Bajan Go Dotara    Nirmalendu Chowdhury
2.     Torsa Nadi Utal-Patal    Geeta Chowdhury
3.     Matir Pinjiray Hasan    Amar Paul
4.     Manus Hoiya Janma Nilam    Purna Das Baul
5.     O Amar Daradi Age Janle    Nirmalendu Chowdhury
6.     Jago He Ei Nagarbaasi    Amar Paul
7.     Bandhu Tin Din Tor Barite Gelam    Anwar Alauddin Ali, Runa Laila
8.     Boudidi Go    Swapna Chakraborty
9.     Sohag Chand Badani Dhani    Nirmalendu Chowdhury
10.     Kotha Achhe Re Sei - Dindaradi Sain, Prahlad Brahmachari
11.     Loke Bale Bale Re    Nirmalendu Chowdhury
12.     Runur Jhunur Pay    Nirmalendu Chowdhury
13.     Hari Balo Re Madhumakha    Purna Das Baul
14.     Je Jan Premer Bhab Janema    Runa Laila
15.     Rai Jago Rai Jago Bole    Amar Paul
16.     Sagar Juler Naiya Re    Nirmalendu Chowdhury
17.     Milan Habe Kato Dine    Manju Das
18.     Prabhat Samaye Sachir Angina Majhe    Amar Paul
19.     Mon Chalo Ruper Nagare  - Nabanidas Kshepa Baul,  Purna Das Baul
20.     Prem Jano Na Premer Hate    Arundhati Holme Chowdhury
21.     O Amar Dayal Re O Amar Bandhab Re    Gosthogopal Das
22.     Hari Din To Gelo Sandhya Holo    Arati Mukherjee
23.     Sadher Lau Banaila More Bairagi    Runa Laila
24.     Guru Amar Upay Bolo Na    Prahlad Brahmachari
25.     Majhi Baiya Jao Re    Amar Paul

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NIRMALENDU CHOWDHURY | Bengali Folk Songs | Bengali Baul Songs | The Bauls of BengalNirmalendu Chowdhury
Bengali Folk Songs & Baul Songs Collection

Songs available for download:

Tomar Lagiya Re
Phul Hoia Futio Bandhu
Bhalo Koira Bajao Go
Nimitita Nishinda Tita
Tomar Mato Dayal Bondhu
Sohag Chand Badani Dhani
Sohag Chand Badoni Dhoni
Runur Jhunur Paye
Sarol Mone Etoi Dukh Dile
Sujon Re,jiboner Aar
Guru Kangal Janiya Paar
O Amar Daradi Age Janle
O Amar Dardi
Nach Kare Sundari Go
Sagar Juler Naiya Re
Loke Bale Bale Re
Bhalo Koira Bajan Go Dotara
Ami Bondhur Premagune
Prem Jane Na Rosik Kala
Katha Koy Re Dekha Dei
Amar Sadher Nao
Musalman Bale Go Allah
Padma Hase,padma Kande
Runur Jhunur Pay
Sagar Kuler Naiya Re
Loke Bale Bale Re

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Bangla Baul Folk & Tribal Songs Of Bengal - A Guide by Gopal Bandopadhyay | Nimai Sanyas, Prabhati, Poush Parbon, Dehatatwa etc.

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

Free WBRi Bangla Radio Bengali Online Broadcast | Folk, Tribal songs 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.

Nimai Sanyas

These 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.


These 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 ...

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Himaghna Roy Chowdary | Two Centuries of Bengali Songs | Musical Map of India Series | Best Prices On CD at WBRi Partner Shop

The Musical Map of India Series of music albums strives to capture the diversity and rich traditions of songs across the subcontinent tempered by the timelessness of the longest continuous civilization in the world.

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