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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Purna Das Baul not your regular Baul!

With the invention of "Youtube" we are now able to see some Baul singers. Purna Das Baul is a lineage Baul and Pioneer of Bauls who has achieved international success. He is Baul Samarat (King of the Bauls) and the first Indian vocalist to travel outside of India starting in the 1950's. He is almost 80 years old and still very popular in India. He is the Baul that Bauls aspire to be like, they dress like him, try to sing like him, they followed his father Nabani Das Khyeppa Baul, and his sister Radharani Dasi and now his son Babukishan who is the first Baul to do Baul fusion music, become a music composer, the first Baul to Tollywood, to Bollywood, to Hollywood in Film and music. Everyday more Bauls are trying and doing Baul fusion and even singing in some movies. Just like his grandfather, and father Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul has achieved an unlimited amount of milestones as a Baul. He is the first and only Baul to live in North America. He is the first Baul to be a monk in the Ramakrishna order, the first Baul to be educated with a BA in Indian Philosophy and MA in Indian Music. Although don't get me wrong real authentic Bauls spoke sanskrit in the oral tradition and in some way the real Bauls were way more educated than any western form of education because everything, all Indian Philosophy, all the stories of Krishna and Radha, Ram and Sita and Yoga were remembered by word of mouth. They are idigenous Bengali people not tribal but indigenous Indians who lived a Vaishnava lifestyle since the beginning of the story going back thousands of years.