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)
^^^^^^^^ 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.
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.
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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.