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Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Baul Mystic Drum, called Gubgubi or Khamak, was renamed (Ananda Lahari) only by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul who added a 2nd string thus 2 strings now!

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das BAUL
2007 Fairfax California, using his own hand made Dafli..this is one of Babu Kishan's style, no other Bauls use this style.
His 2 daughters when they were little hand painted his drums.

The Khamak or Ananda Lahari named only by 
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
This Mystic Drum only comes from this lineage.

Dotara introduced into Baul in the 1940's by Radharani Dasi's husband, Gopal Das Baul the son of the Ekachakra Temple in Ekachakra Birbhum.
Radharani was Nabani's daughter.

Before this no Bauls played the Dotara.

Ananda Lahari named by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, who added a second string, it only had one string previously.
aka called the Kamak or Gubgubi. It was only Nabani who called this drum the Ananda Lahari, it should be known that the name came from this lineage, not another.

The Mystic Drum.

These instruments are empowered, they are the Yantra's of Baul.

Ektara (Gopi Yantra) or Gopi Chand, Baya 'side drum', and 'Nupoor (ankle bells)' was only (Nabani Das Khyapa Baul) style he is the only Baul who created this style. Only from this one and only Lineage.

 Nabani created this style just as his Grandson Babu Kishan created the patchwork Guduri dress that all Baul's copy, if not now in the past.

All from this one and only Lineage.

We will be documenting all the songs from this lineage, Babu is the only one who knows because he is the only one who has preserved this lineage decades ago.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul's pictures are still used to today as a symbol of Baul, the picture Rabindranath Tagore took.


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Babu Kishan's Hanuman Chalisa recording, singing by Hari Om Sharam, is the first recorded and the most listened to Hanuman Chalisa and of any Devotional song in India and stories of a Baul in Bombay!

When I had a great Connection as friendship with (Bindumadhav) Binda Thackeray #BindaThackeray the Eldest Son of #Bombay's one & only #Supremo #BalasahebThackeray ( I invited Bal Thackeray to release my Music Albums from 1980’s).

Bal Thackeray - 

Binda Thackeray: 

I never said, anything about myself or my life in Bengal from where or who my family was. They knew me as the, honest 'Manager of A&R at CBS International' among other music companies, they knew me as the guy who knew Indian Music and  the Music & Entertainment industry.

I recorded Music and released a huge amount of  #MarathiMusic and Sponsored #Maharashtrian events, by instructions of Binda, he was always good to me, most others were scared of him but he was my good friend. We were friends, 1983 to 1996 when he passed away.

Binda Thackeray introduced me to his cousin Raj Thackeray, and even 1988 - I could tell back then, Raj was always interested in Politics.

Raj Thackeray is  Bal Thackeray's, brothers Srikant's Son . Bal is uncle to Raj Thackeray.

Bal Thackeray's other son's are Jaydev and Uddhav, all are very talented in their way.

But when I mets Raj’s 'father' Shrikant Thackeray i noted that he was a versatile personality, artistic, musical who had many creative endeavours. Shrikant Thackeray was the first to sent me a specific Music store. I was wandering around Bombay trying to buy a reasonable Harmonium and I bumped into Shrikant who directed me to a specific music store. I bought a great Harmonium along with some percussion instruments. Shrikant a popular journalist, cartoonist, film critic, music composer and singer.

I recored and released some of Shrikant's Marathi Music, unique musical works as I was working as Manager & Consultant for all the major record companies in Bombay. We became friends, he told a bit of his family history, how their father was a versatile personality and studied in Calcutta, from where I came from.

Shrikant Thackeray Brother of Bal Thackeray 

I supported and helped a lot during Binda’s qwn home production phase, we planed to start a Music/ Audio Company, the name of 'Bindatone', I was a consultant for Binda's project but I could not be linked there as I was working for CBS, I appointed Kulkarni to be in charge. I had to be a silent participant as I was already working for CBS International at Dalamal Tower, Nariman Point, so I was sleeping Consultant.

We used to meet at Drumbeats Restaurant at Tardeo or Palihil, Bandra. I knew Binda from 1983 to 1996.

At the same tine I realized that Raj had a  a fire in himj growing regarding politics. Back then I said, Raj is a shadow of BalaSaheb aka Bal Thackeray who was the leader of Shiv Sena who stood up for Hinduism,

 After Binda’s sudden death, the whole family was shocked so was I, all of our plans just disappeared. I used to meet his family sometimes,  but later I was so busy with my work for taking care of my career and family.

I never used my connections,  I never took any advantage of any of these people, I was more interested in creative work and inspirations. Allen Ginsberg told me, I am a shadow of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul my Grandfather Guru. There are not many who understand me but I know who I am and what I do.

 My character is  and always has been that of a true Baul, poet and music composer, supporter of others. Music is my soul, I have never been tricky or opportunistic. I have had connections at the highest level in Film, Music, Spirituality, Politics but have never used anyone or anything to my advantage. Could be a fault but I am born this way.

I still think Raj can be next Bala Saheb Thackeray, he has fire in every way, he totally fit for politics from a young age, a great speaker and can rule all of Maharashtra easily.

Raj Thackeray - He should come frontline.

Raj Thackeray: the man who is telling the Islamic mosques in Mumbai to turn off their loud speakers or else he is going to play the Hanuman Chalisa all over Mumbai May 5, 2022.

I hope he is going to play Babu Kishan's Hanuman Chalisa with the most listened and first recorded Hanuman Chalisa singing by Hari Om Sharam, produced recorded arranged by Babu Kishan with over 2 billion listens. Not only the most listened to Hanuman Chalisa but the most listened to of any Indian Devotional Music.