Baul is already archived!
Babu Kishan archived Baul & has preserved his One and Only Lineage decades ago.
There is no reason to archive Baul, it has been archived for decades by Babu Kishan. He has spent his lifetime archiving his one and only Lineage of Baul.
He has already preserved Lineage Baul,
long ago and the archive is safe and will not be easily given out because it seems Cultural Mis-Appropriation is alive and well even in India.
Please do not make people stupid by saying you are archiving Baul. Baul is already preserved, Babu Kishan preserved it decades ago!!
This is a photo of an interview from the early 1980's in W Germany, Babu Kishan, Manju Dasi, Purna Das Baul are the only pioneers and lineage to bring Baul to the world. The work in the 1970 - to now, has been a life work and no one should ride on the coat tails of this lineage, lying, stealing their poetry and making up stories. Everybody follows this lineage but what is going on today is the worst of Baul, Baul is extinct.
Babu Kishan has already written 3 books on Baul the last one published in 1986 by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar now out of print. Babu Kishan and his family are the only pioneers who brought Baul out of the Village to India & the World. Baul was never a big lineage, those that came later made up stories watering down, reducing Baul from what it was meant to be. The way of singing has been changed, the way of storytelling has been changed, they try to follow but unless you have the 'Baul Essence' it is impossible to be a Baul, it is so much deeper than spinning and copying songs Nabani Das Baul wrote or songs Babu Kishan wrote.
Baul has already been preserved and archived.