Shaktigarh, Jadavpur, Kolkata. 9 January 2010. Baul Fakir Utsav

Listen to a song from this session
Ranesh Thakur
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A team from Sylhet was invited to take part in Baul Fakir Utsav 2010 –they were mainly musicians we had come to know through our fieldwork in Sylhet. Ranesh Thakur, the main singer of this session, is the younger brother of our departed contributor, Ruhi Thakur. Here he is singing a song that Ruhi da had also sung during a recording session in Sylhet in 2006, which is also available for listening on this site. At this point we realise that our work has perhaps started to take a new turn. It is not only field recording and dissemination that we are engaged in now, but we are also being able to collaborate with friends to bring live music from our field in Bangladesh to audiences in Kolkata.




Baul Fakir Utsav, Jadavpur, Kolkata

Written in 2011.