Rangan Momen

Rangan Momen, a London based Bengali, runs Sadhu Guru Boishnob Recordings, a label dedicated to producing high quality field recordings of Baul-Fakir songs and music, mainly from the Nadia region of Bengal. All the recordings are done in a village in the Bangladesh side of Nadia and recorded by people within the Baul-Fakir community.

Sadhu Guru Boishnob Recordings has produced a beautifully crafted CD of gostho-lila songs sung by women and men from the Lalon Sai linage of Baul-Fakir, though the songs are actually from other composers. However far more of label’s production can be listen to via its SoundCloud page: soundcloud.com/sgbrecordings where the excellent field recordings are organised in thematic playlists, derived from the way that Baul-Fakir organise the songs themselves. Current playlists include cosmogonic verse on lunar and foral themes as well as songs on chakras of the subtle body as espoused in Hindu and Buddhist tantra.

There is also an informative website: sgbrecordings.com with details of CDs for sale and a Flickr page for photographs: flickr.com/photos/sadhuguruboishnobrecordings