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Monday, August 16, 2021

Truth Talk: by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul

 Truth Talk: 

Copyright, all rights reserved, what does that mean? 

Do not tell Babu's stories, take the names off and say you are the one.

by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul

Baul Poet and Music Composer since he was a child, awarded Youngest Music Composer in the 1970's.

I have been Composing, writing and producing all Baul Music from 1970’s, and have created a huge Baul Archive and Preserved Baul from the day I was born in early 1960's !!

I made the road for all Bauls today, I made it easier for new comers to have a platform #Bauls to the #World!!
Still remember how #ShantidevGhosh the right hand of #RabindranathTagore used to degrade Sanatan Das Baul and other followers of Baul, he only wanted my lineage because he knew #NabaniDasBaul was my grandfather. Sanatan Das followed everything we did, even wearing the gurduri (Baul dress I designed for my father Purna Das Bau).

I am the one who gave a space & chance to have a seat with #BaulSamratPurnaDasBaul on the stage, so they can also go in a flow, including #SanatanBaul who was just copycat of my Grandfather, a follower of Baul but not a lineage Baul nor a Baul Guru, all this nonsense I am seeing is really insane, making up stories and changing the narrative to promote oneself? 

No matter whatever story you make up, I know the truth because I knew all before any of the young people today following Baul were even born. I knew Sanatana Das Baul, his sons and brought Sanatan to the #RadioStation and encouraged him to record, but it was not successful the record company did not like his voice, he went only on my reference.

I supported #Pabandasbaul a good folk singer and Paban’s brother & others like #Subol, #Gour, I have watched what is going on and now am ready to tell the truth of how all came about, and will qualify all these stories and people in my new book to be released in 2022, which is taking way longer than expected but you can be sure it will be include the history of all, who is who.

I have always been the in a mainstream supporter for #Bauls (people who follow Baul). I started #Baulmela called #GopalNagar a huge festival I always worked behind the scenes even in Bollywood with Amitabh Bachchan.

I gave the Baul followers a platform to sing as much you can with respect, clothes, money for a very long time and before any of the Bauls selling fake lineages and collecting people.

And made I made it easier way to sing a song #Guru’s name. Made so many in first row and helped composed and recorded #BhavaPagla or #ManoharKhyapa songs those where first popular songs for them and then more. 

#MonarKhepa was a poet and part of our family, he used to be with us all the time. 

I knew #ManoharKHYAPA he was part of our family and had an ashram in JoyDev and most of the Bauls worked for him to have free food. #MonarKhepa always asked me to compose music to his lyrics and get to get my father #purnadasbaul to sing.

#MonoharKhepa was not a Baul, he was poet. I know his story more than anybody. 

I introduced Carol Solomon to Monar Khepa, I introduced her to everyone including Nitai Khepa who followed my grandpa Nabani Das Khapa Baul who all the villagers called 'Khyapa Baba' hard to believe anybody would have the audacity to call themselves Khyapa Baba?

Carol Solomon used me as her translator for Bengali. I knew Carol for decades long before she brought any Bauls for free to Seattle. I would do Master classes at Washington State University. May she rest in peace, the last time I saw her was at her house for dinner in 2008. 

When Carol Solomon took that picture of Monar Khepa and Nitai Khepa, who do you think she was with? She was with me, same when she took the picture of Nita Khepa? There are so many new followers of Baul making it up as they go making up stories, I have no clue who they are, I only knew the original Bauls.

Baul was too difficult for Carol Solomon, so she changed the line and made Baul 'Bangladesh Baul'. Even after Carol got me to help her get grant money for her last project, having me sign my names with promises of really doing a solid research on Baul? Rip in Carol but really, this is what scholars do?

The real story will be told in my new book. 

Nitai Khepa and Sanatana Das Baul copied #NabaniDaBaul or should I say tried to, Nabani was a #MysticGenius you can not copy Baul essence. 

Santan Das Baul used to try to lecture me about wearing jeans? Yet, he was a jealous man and mostly jealous of my dad, he tried to follow us around and even followe d to the Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach. You should know, I help to start the Mandir with Usha as a Baul institute.

I was at the Kali Mandir before anybody. I was the one who introduced Usha Elizabeth Harding to Kali Ma in Calcutta, she never would have been able to take the picture of Kali from Dakinishswar Mandir if I had not taken her through the back door and allowed her too, I was a monk for 12 years in the Ramakrishna Order.
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#AllenGinsberh called me, the #Masterpiece #Milestone of #Baul! He knew my Grandpa and met him in 1962 when I was a baby on Nabani's lap.
All Baul history now, real original #Bauls are gone and will go completely end after me because all the information is with me, the real Baul Archive is in me and with me.

Rabindranath Tagore gave the title Khyapa Baul to Nabani Das Baul and used Khyapa Baul in all of his poetry and that Khepa Baul is only Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and villagers called my Guru Grandpa Khyapa Baba, the one and only.

Now Bauls are only tourist attractions and singers, at least please try to sing on a track and note rather than just screaming, dancing like plastic, we did hard work dear, at least respect the #Pioneers.. still no #Bauls can even #reach or #dream as to #PurnaDasBaul or #RabindranathTagore’s inspiration #NabaniDasKhyapaBaul this all just real history. Stop your acting and tell the truth.

#Produced #Composed & some written the original poetries by #MusicLegend: #BabuKishan aka #KrishnenduDas
#Produced #Composed & some written the original poetries by #MusicLegend: #BabuKishan aka #KrishnenduDas



Saturday, August 7, 2021

In the 1970's Babu Kishan designed, a Guduri (patch work) dress for his father's (PURNA DAS BAUL) travels & Tagori (Movie) All Bauls follow this lineage !!

Baul Dress (GUDURI designed only by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul in 1970's.

PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!!

Before the MID 1970's, no Bauls wore this dress, they all followed this dress because all Bauls always followed 'Purna Das Baul' and before him his father 'Nabani Das Khyapa Baul', there are no mistakes here.

There are so many sweet hearted village Bengali's that follow Baul, so innocent and we have loved them to follow us, this is to clear up some of the people who are changing the narrative and making up stories for a long time now. When the lineage holder is away, the younger people have not got a clue and if it looks exotic it must be real, duping westerners is not cool.

Babu has always encouraged and supported other, that is why he recorded, preserved and encouraged all to follow Baul. He just did not expect what is going on today, with a few ruining it for everybody making up lineages, stories and using every thing from his lineage but taking his name off.

BABU KISHAN'S DESIGN - film and for his Dad's travels around the world. Purna Das Baul had been traveling world wide since the 1950's and all over India as a state Singer for Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi. Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was a state singer for Nehru during the freedom Movement. It works like this, this lineage are the pied pipers of gathering people through their song and Vaishnava Baul Kirtan.

When a Baul singer says, or records songs, 'by Baul Masters', it means they don't know who wrote the songs, purposely cutting the names of the poets off the songs, or ignorantly covering and playing innocent.

This is Cultural Appropriation. I know Babu Kishan knows all the names of who wrote what Baul lyrics, who recorded the Baul song and the name of the poet.

Cutting names off and using a random cover name like "Baul Master" is cultural misappropriation especially when you follow this lineage "Ektara, Baya, Nupoor, but make up a different lineage.

Baul believes in the Human, they always named their poets. Do some deep life long research and name the poets, do not randomize, water down and reduce Baul history or herstory - or the Human Baul poet who has a name, by just saying "a Baul Master"?

All - Das Baul or Dasi - are this lineage if you see any "DAS BAUL" he follows this lineage and they should know who's songs they sing. 
THE FIRST ORIGINAL PATCH WORK GUDURI DESIGNED BY (BABU KISHAN) FOR HIS FATHER (PURNA DAS BAUL)


Babu Kishan style.

 ^^^^^^^^ ALL BAULS FOLLOW EVERYTHING PURNA DAS BAUL (PADMA SHRI) Does and did. How he dressed, beads around the neck and how this lineage dances, Nabani style Ektara, Baya, Nupur. The Dotara is copied from Gopal Das Baul son of the Ekachakra Nityananda Mandir in Ekachakra -  he was Nabani's daughter's husband. 

Manju Dasi was the first to add the harmonium.
Nabani added to an extra string to the Khamak the Mystic Drum, all Bauls play with the 2 strings now and Nabani named it the "Ananda Lahari". So if you see any Baul playing the Khamak with 2 strings that is Nabani style too.

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BEFORE BABUKISHAN'S DESIGN - 
HE DID A THEATRE production CALLED 'CHAITANYA MAHAPRABU' THIS IS HIS DRESS FOR HIS DAD  (PURNA DAS BAUL)  
REGULAR BAUL DRESS BEFORE THE PATCH WORK GUDURI below -
NO BAULS USED (EKATAR 'Gopi Yantra" - BAYA side drum - NUPOOR - ankle beels) BEFORE NABANI AND OF COURSE PURNA DAS BAUL IS HIS ELDEST SON, SO OF COURSE HE FOLLOWED HIS LINEAGE AND HIS FATHER.
NABANI DAS KHYAPA BAUL - MIRROR OF THE SKY - HOW THIS LINEAGE DRESSED BEFORE THE NEW DESIGN BY BABU KISHAN - NOTICE NABANI STYLE EKATARA BAYA (DRUM) THAT IS NABANI'S STYLE ONLY, ALL FOLLOW HIM

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style, Nabani was an adept Siddha Baul Avadhut.       ALL BAULS FOLLOWED NABANI.
Babu Kishan in traditional lineage Baul style,

Before Nabani Das Khyapa Baul no Bauls, used Ektara, Baya (hand drum) and Nupoor (ankle Bells)

When you see anybody, any Baul using these instruments they are following Nabani Das Baul. It does not matter who they are and guaranteed they are singing the songs from this Lineage or many sing Bengali folk songs, not even Baul songs.

If you see any Baul use a dotara they are following Radharani's husband Gopal Das Baul, he is the first to use the Dotara in the 1940's he was the son of the Pujari of the Ekachakra Mandir in Ekachakra and disciple of Nabani who married him to his daughter Radharani. 

This lineage sings Baul songs and Baul Kirtan and all Vaishnava Baul songs and kirtan come from this Lineage and have always come from this Lineage. This is the Lineage of Nityananda of Ekachakra, Nabani and Purna Das Baul all come from Ekachakra Birbhum.

There is not other Lineage. 

BABU KISHAN ALSO, INTRODUCED THIS STYLE IN A BENGALI FILM CALLED TAGORI AND HE MADE A NEW DESIGN FOR WOMEN BAUL WORN BY SANDHI ROY IN TAGORI. NOW BAUL WOMEN COPY THAT STYLE TOO. 

TOGORI IS A STORY ON HIS AUNT RADHARANI. TODAY'S WOMEN BAULS COPY THE STYLE FROM THE MOVIE TAGORI (1980) ISH. 

HISTORICAL.

This is Babu Kishan'S own designed patchwork quilt style he developed in the 1970's for his Dad 'Purna Das Baul' and as you can see below all Bauls follow this lineage in Dress, Dotara and Ektara, Baya and Nupur. I wonder what Nabani would have thought. Babu Kishan thinks it is great, but tell the truth, don't copy everything, follow what they do and then take their names off and make up stories??? Do not make up Lineages and cheat people.







This Guy say's he had played with Bob Dylan and all the people that Babu Kishan hung out with ?? He is no more, but he followed this family and Babu knew him. He had nothing to do with Bob Dylan.
Nabani Das Khyap Baul Ektara Baya Nupoor (ankle bells).



It should be noted that Golemale Gomale is a song first recorded by Purna Das Baul the song is Nabani Das Khypa Baul Lyrics, this Baul dressed in Babu Kishan's dress must know this. This is what I am talking about singing the songs from this lineage and then Writing Bangla Baul song as if he wrote it. ?? Another picture of this guy, it says all rights reserved. 
Well - All rights are reserved on this song too.



WOMEN BAUL SINGER WEARING THE TAGORI (MOVIE) STYLE DRESS THAT BABU KISHAN DESIGNED For THE MOVIE TAGORI on his Aunt Radharani. 
But hey who would know??
BAUL WOMEN DO NOT NORMALLY DRESS THIS WAY NOR DO THEY HAVE JATA.















SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PICTURES ALL WEARING BABU KISHAN'S DESIGN AND FOLLOWING NABANI STYLE EKATARA BAYA NUPOOR (ANKLE BELLS).

WHO FOLLOW WHO!

NEXT I WILL PROFILE BAULS WHO SING THE SONGS FROM THIS LINEAGE BUT GIVE NO CREDIT TO THE WRITER OF THE SONGS BUT SAY THEY ARE FROM A DIFFERENT LINEAGE.
THIS POST MAY GROW OVER TIME.
THIS BLOG IS A RECORD.

Nabani did not wear a patch work Guduri (dress) this is completely Babu Kishan's style that was followed and popular with all Baul singers.








Friday, August 6, 2021

From BabuKishan.org blog - Tagore and / Monohar Khyepa / Baba Pagla and my family (lineage Baul)

I have been Composing, writing and producing all Baul Music from 1970’s, I have created a huge Baul Archive and Preserved Baul from the day I was born in 1962 !! I was awarded the youngest Music Composer in Bengal in 1970's at age 11.

I made the road for all Bauls today, I made it easier for new comers to have a platform #Bauls to the #World!! In the 1970's and 1980's as I was already traveling around the world teaching Baul from a young age.
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I Still remember how #ShantidevGhosh the right hand of #RabindranathTagore used to degrade 'Sanatan Das Baul' and other Bauls, he only wanted only the Lineage Bauls, because he knew #NabaniDasBaul my grandfather, and if you ever knew Nabani and this lineage and the stories you would know that everybody followed Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and the Bauls in this lineage before him.

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I am the one who gave a space & chance to have a seat with #BaulSamratPurnaDasBaul on the stage at Mela's especially Pous and Joy Dev Mela, so that the struggling new Bauls (mostly refugee's from Bangladesh) can also go in a flow and have a chance, including #SanatanBaul who was just copycat of my Grandfather in dance and copycat of Purna Das in dress, no matter whatever story you make. I knew Sanatana Das Baul and his sons and brought Sanatan to 'All India Radio' and the  #RadioStation and encouraged him to record, but it was not successful the record company did not like his voice, he went on my reference. He wanted my help and I tried to help him. He is Not a Baul Guru, he followed our family our songs, dance and dress. That whole group followed us and we helped them bringing many of the new Bauls on tour with us.

I supported Paban Das Baul who became a good folk singer and Paban’s brother (whatever happened to him) and others like #Subol#Gour, I have watched what is going on and now am ready to tell the truth of how all came about, and will qualify all these stories and people in my new book to be released in 2018. (book is late late, it is 2021 now and should be released soon).

I have always been the in a mainstream supporter for #Bauls, I started #Baulmela called 'Gopal Nagar' a huge successful festival. I always worked behind the scenes even in Bollywood with Amitabh Bachchan. I gave the New Baul singers a platform to sing with as much respect, clothes, money for decades.

And I made a easier way to sing a song in #Guru’s name, Made so many to sit in the first row and helped compose music and recorded #BhavaPagla and #ManoharKhyapa poetry, which those where their first popular songs for them. 

Babu used to spend so much time with Monahar Khyapa, he loved Babu Kishan. He always stayed at Babu Kishan's home when he came to Calcutta. Babu always gave him a really good place to stay, he had a problem with his leg so Babu set up a place on the first floor, and he remembers always giving him extra food and milk... 

Babu introduced Carol Solomon, Usha Harding, Charles Cappwell to Monar Khepa to #BabaPagala another poet who Babu did the same for. 
Babu Kishan introduced all outsiders to Baul around the world. Baul started to look like a good business that is why others followed and cut our names off taking our stories, and making up lineages.
#MonarKhepa was a poet and part of our family, he used to be with us all the time. I knew #MonarKhepa he was part of our family and had an ashram in JoyDev and most of the Bauls worked for him to have free food. #MonarKhepa always asked me to compose music to his lyrics and get to get my #purnadasbaul to sing. #MonarKhepa was not a Baul, he was poet, I know his story more than anybody.

Babu Kishan introduced Carol Solomon to Monar Khepa, he introduced her to everyone and pictures she took and others are using on their web sites, Babu Kishan was with Carol. Babu was her translator for Bengali in India and America. Baul was too difficult for her and she changed the line and made Baul 'Bangladesh Baul' which never existed before. The real story to come in Babu’s book. 

Nitai Khepa and Sanatana Das Baul copied and followed around, 'Nabani Das Baul' or should I say tried to copy, Nabani was a Mystic Genuis you can not copy Baul essence. 
Santana Das Baul used to talk behind Babu's back because Babu used to wear jeans and when Babu confronted him he would say I am just kidding. Nabani didn't even like these followers.
Babu Kishan knows all these new Bauls from a very young age and he will tell all in his new Book. He tried to help Sanatan Das Baul so many times. 

If there is one thing Babu does not like it is dishonesty his own family could not train him to be untruthful.

When the late Carol Solomon took that picture of 'Nitai Khepa' who do you think Carol Solomon was with, she was with Babu Kishan? He introduced her to all.

Babu knew all these people personally Carol was his friend for decades, she too would stay at Babu Kishan's home and Babu would book them in the tourist lodge in Shantiniketan and when they were gone for a few days he found them in really bad shape. Too long of story to tell here but will be told in the book.

All Baul history now, real original #Bauls are gone and will go completely end after me because all the information is with Babu Kishan.

Rabindranath Tagore gave the title (Khepa) Khyapa Baul to Nabani Das Baul and used Khyapa Baul in all of his poetry and that Khepa Baul is only Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.

Now Bauls are only tourist attractions and just singers, at least please try to sing on a track and note rather than just screaming, dancing like plastic, we did a hard work dear, at least respect the #Pioneers.. still no #Bauls can even #reach or #dream as to #PurnaDasBaul or #RabindranathTagore’s inspiration #NabaniDasKhyapaBaul this all just real history.
#Produced #Composed & some written the original Babu Kishan poetry on these albums by #MusicLegend#BabuKishan aka #KrishnenduDas
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Monohar Khepa a poet who Babu Kishan knew very well, he used to stay at their house all the time, Babu had a special place for him to stay because it was too difficult to climb the stairs. Monohar Khepa always wanted Babu to compose music for his poetry and to try to get his dad to sing the poetry. He was a poet not a Baul, he followed this lineage of Baul.

Babu's dad Purna Das Baul claims in his book that Monhar Khepa was his Guru. In many ways everybody a Baul meet can be our Guru, Babu was very fond of Monahar Khepa and knew him well and liked him well, however, he never considered him a Baul Guru in the lineage of Baul Guru's he considered him a great poet.

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Bhava (Bhaba) Pagla beside Purna Das Baul, he often stayed at Babu Kishan house and never claimed to be a Baul, he was a poet and a regular BABA not a Baul, he followed Baul, who Babu Kishan composed music for.
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Bhaba Pagla was NOT a Baul and Baul never followed him, he followed us, he was a friend of this Lineage.

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Bhava (Bhaba) Pagla beside Purna Das Baul, he often stayed at Babu Kishan house. 
He NEVER claimed to be a Baul, he said he wished he was a Baul, he was a Baul well wisher. 
Pagla was a poet and a regular BABA not a Baul. 
He followed Baul, I have seen a Scholar write that 'Baul even followed Baba Pagla', this 100%  wrong. 
He was a guest at our home and used to baby sit for Purna Das Baul and Manju Das.
 Babu Kishan composed music for many folk singers on their request. He composed music for Bhaba Pagla on his request. 
Pagla was a Baba Folk Singer who loved this lineage and family of Baul but he was not a Baul. I can't say it enough and over and over.
If you want to know about Baba Pagla, Babu Kishan knew him well, he has many stories to tell. Baba Pagla always asked Babu please please put music to my poetry.
My question is why all the made up stories??
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Baba Pagla following Purna Das Baul, he searched us out, we didn't search him out, our house was a Cultural Hub where everybody used to visit. Politician and you may ask why Politicians, because Nabani was a state singer for Nehru, my Dad/ Mom and myself performed for Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi before they did their speeches all over India. All Indian Cinema stars because I was involved in that and everybody knew our family. This was way before any of the people today were even born.