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Friday, July 29, 2022

In 2005, UNESCO Declared the Baul Tradition a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity".

"In 2005, UNESCO Declared the Baul Tradition a: 


"Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity".


The above statement is nothing to be proud of!

Here is what you should know!



A Bangladeshi UN official wrote a thesis, to obtain 9 million dollars to preserve Baul through the United Nations, he disappeared. Really noting has been done to preserve Baul other than a little bit of random. His writing were based on Baul being a Persian term and being from Persia. 


Now someone with a connection to the UN is trying to make a Documentary on Baul and his trailer shows people who are not Baul, sitting around smoking ganja (cannabis) as if this is Baul and making it fake for a public who still think this is cool? He is from South India, total cultural appropriation for UN funds?


100% NOT true, Baul is not from Persia, Turkey, Uzbekistan or Bangladesh. Their language is not Urdu, there are No such thing as Muslim Islamic Bauls. Sai Aul Dervish Shah and Fakir are NOT Baul.


Oral Sanskrit and Vernacular Birbhum Bengal are Baul.


This Bangladeshi official had no connection to authentic Baul at all, how can he, Baul was extinct decades ago. 


https://indiafolkheritageofbengal.weebly.com/cultural-misappropriation.html


Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

There are many who say they are Baul but are not and all can be proven and book writers scholars and all just pay anybody who says they are Baul a minimal few rupee's and write books, Baul is never from the leather tanner caste or sect?


This is the perfect example of the lucrative cultural appropriation and duping for grants and funding from the United Nations and other organizations, this is not new. It seems to be very easy to dupe these UN officials and if you have a foot in the door as a saviour activist of some cause, even easier.


Baul was popular and still remains a topic of discussion but very little of what is presented is true. Mish mash of the same name dropping from this family, copy and paste from books as reference to prove you are legit?


Now others are trying to do the same thing, making  documentary trailers of Baul of people sitting around smoking ganja who are not even Baul. 


However, this person has a connection at the United Nations, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to put together the link? I can bet the guy from Bangalore who is doing this documentary on Baul is going for funding from the United Nations.


 Babu Kishan met this fellow in a suburb of Vancouver years back and he didn't have a clue who Babu was. Babu Kishan didn't have a clue who he was, I can only speculate he must have researched, who Babu was and saw Baul did a bit of research and away he went. It is not innocent. Because we looked at his web site and there was zero connection or mention of Baul?


Scholars are trying to see if they copy and paste enough, from scholars to obtain funds if they can create a template to do the same? 


The scholars have all written wrong about Baul, the system is broken and it is really boring qualifying all, but the qualifying book by book will be done. It is leading to a complete cultural genocide and then others do the same, Baul is so reduced and watered down.


It has to, if something belonged to you, you would care, if it did not belong to you, you would not care, simple and might even make fun! You, might even appropriate all the Babu Kishan has written, cherry picking and then presenting yourself as an authority on Baul in Youtube video's?


Babu Kishan has had 6 decades of personal experience with this  all of this and he knew all the scholars who wrote about Baul from the 1960's onward. 


Babu knew Carol Solomon since the  1970's when she first came to India, she even stayed at their home with her friend. 


Babu Kishan did 'Master classes' in her classes at the University of Washington and the last time he saw her at her home in Seattle Washington 2008 she passed away in 2009. I was with Babu at her home in 2008. RIP Carol, this is not meant to disparage your memory, this is one example here. 


Babu kishan had a many decade friendship with Carol Solomon who obtained funding to do a book on Baul. Babu signed for her funding as per her request. 


Then she disaapeared and wrote about Lalon Fakir as a Baul and talked about the 'Bauls of Bangladesh', never telling Babu that she based her book on Lalon Fakir who is not a Baul but a poet further mudding the waters of Baul, adding to the notion association that there acutally was a thing called The Bauls to Bangladesh? 


There is no such thing as Muslim Bauls or the Bauls of Bangladesh Fakri Sai, Dervish Aul and Shah or not Bauls. 


Baul is only from Birbhum India, which has been extensively  written about in the Bengali language but westerners really can not even translate it correctly and to get funding it had to be something new and thus reinforcing, how the twist and scheming that scholars have to go through to get funding for their projects.


When it came to bring a Baul to America as a show piece to present her theories, to obtain money for this project, which she said, she would include Babu Kishan in the whole project because he has always wanted to present Baul correctly? 


Instead she cut Babu Kishan and brought in a random Baul for free, by random Baul I mean a person who is not actually a Baul but who would know, they are free?


 We know she could not, nor did not want to face her old friend Babu Kishan who had helped her endlessly in India and the USA.


 This was so evident in 2008 when we had dinner at her place.


This is the way it is with Baul, it has been really difficult. 


It has happened over and over.


 Babu has helped more scholars with their thesis, very few give credit, and they have not explained Baul correctly, when Babu has asked them to change it, they avoid him. He was young and so excited that anyone would want to know about his lineage. That is why he supported and helped all Bauls, even creating a huge Mela to support them, how misguided he was, now they and their students have copied all and made up fake lineages.


Writing about Baul from outside Baul and making documentaries about Baul has created a cultural genocide of Baul, it continues. Sounds extreme and you may laugh but is this not the way with all indigenous cultures, why should Baul be any different.


From outside Baul means people who are not trained under a lineage Baul, or scholars who speculate, people with ulterior motives of collecting funds or awards to make them legitimate.



This using of Baul, Babu Kishan has watched since the 1960's.


https://lineagebaul.blogspot.com/2022/06/how-writers-create-false-narratives.html


The Baul's in India were a side note, but again using, Bauls are associated with Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg and George Harrison, using stories from this lineage and songs but not naming the poets? 


Saying Bauls followed Baba Pagla when they did not or the so called Bauls were not Bauls. All this waters down and reduced Baul, twisting truths everyday. It is a way to get funds, creating new narratives, it is a way to obtain government funds, funds at universities, United Nation funds, and Indian awards. 


No one on this earth would even know about Baul without this lineage, however, today they a side note not even mentioned, Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Brajabala Dasi, Purna Das Baul and Babu Kishan mostly outside of India. The 


The term Baul is made of 2 Sanskrit words, Vayu Tula, B is V in Bengal thus, Vayu = Bayu, Tula is to balance, balance what the vital airs (prana) through the breath. Bauls practice what they call as what Babu Kishan explained to me Vayu Dharma is Pranayama through their singing and other techniques.


Vayu Tula = Bayutula, Batula = Baula = Baul, Bauls always shorten things down, this does not mean the watering down and the reductionism that is going on today.


The oral part of Baul is oral Sanskrit. I would suppose anybody using this statement understands that the oral is oral Sanskrit and has been taught by their Guru!


This is the level of using Baul, it is rampant.

It is impossible to preserve the Bauls of Bangladesh because they never existed, Sai Aul Dervish and Fakir are NOT Baul they are Islamic Sufi and different from Baul.


I have to laugh, they say, Baul does not care who the poets are? You are not even close to being a Baul if you do not know?

Everybody is cheating so why not make a new narrative and cheat this indigenous Baul lineage?


This lineage the only Baul lineage a Sanskrit oral Baul lineage and tradition always knows who wrote the poetry! 


Muslims do not speak or write in Sanskrit, it is not their tradition. Urdu is not Baul? Bauls are only from Birbhum!


The term Baul is made of 2 Sanskrit words, Vayu Tula, B is V in Bengal thus, Vayu = Bayu, Tula is to balance, balance what the vital airs (prana) through the breath. Bauls practice what they call as what Babu Kishan explained to me Vayu Dharma is Pranayama through their singing and other techniques.


Vayu Tula = Bayutula, Batula = Baula = Baul, Bauls always shorten things down, this does not mean the watering down and the reductionism that is going on today.


Knowing who wrote the poetry is part of the authentic Baul tradition LINEAGE! 


Who wrote the BAUL poetry today is of huge significance more today than ever!


 With Baul being appropriated and watered down, saying it doesn’t matter who wrote the Bengali songs and yes Kirtans, is adharma (against Baul dharma, but not just Baul against all dhrama) the eternal Dharma.


When you quote Aurobindo or Ramakrisha you always write who wrote it, but when it comes to Baul it is a free for all?

 

You want to preserve Baul? Stop using Baul!

Put the correct poets name on the poetry?


Muslims and Islamist were never Baul, so preserving something that is under their umbrella is not Baul, if it came out of Bangladesh they all say they are Music Composer or that Qawwali is Baul while posting a picture of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul in your articles? Nabani never ever sang any Qawwali and is not associated with Qawwali?


 Babu Kishan knows well what is Qawwali and what is Baul because he has recorded and produced music from some of the top Qawwali artists, he say's no way Qawwali is not Baul?


Bangladeshi Folk Songs are not Baul either?


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

"Kichhu Din Mone Mone" by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, appropriated by a New Baul singer! With no mention of Nabani but a random poet?

A message from Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das to New Baul Singers and those that Follow this lineage of Baul:

Repost from 2017

 



​Today 2017 
people love Baul song due to my family and our dedicated lifetime work of pioneering Baul in India and around the world for over 100 years before there was Facebook, can you even imagine how difficult it was?

Before my family nobody knew who and what Baul was, we are the only lineage of Baul going back thousands of years. We have always been around and in the villages of Birbhum W Bengal as Guru's and teachers the spiritual newspaper before the newspaper, called Baul Guru's. 

The original 'Das Baul and Dasi Hare Krishna' singers and dancer. When you see Das Baul or Dasi in regards to Baul that is our lineage, many have followed us, singing our songs, dressing as us and playing Ektara Baya at the hip and nupoor (ankle bells) as this style was created by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul (my Guru who I called Boro Baba,  my Grandfather) as the eldest Grandson of my generation and the only one who spent extended time with Nabani as he acted as my father for 8 years.

My Grandfather and Guru Nabani Das Khyappa Baul was part of the Freedom Movement in India singing before Nehru gave his speeches. This Baul lineage has always been known as the biggest attention intoxicating through the honey of their song.  

​Nabani Das Khyapa Baul sang for Nehru before all his talk all over India. Then my parents (Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi) and myself (Krishnendu Das  aka Babu Kishan) did the same for Indira Gandhi and her son's Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi, we were very close to Indira Gandhi.

We sang on millions on the largest stages all around India hundreds of times.

My parents and the women in my lineage were legendary, they are the first and we are the only Lineage of Baul. My was the first and only Baul from lineage Baul to ever travel the world. The story ends there, there are now some followers of Baul Women who travel but her-story has been made and these are mere performers. I will qualify more later and it will be very public.

https://lineagebaul.blogspot.com/2018/09/baul-is-no-more-baul-history-and-her.html

Nobody in Baul ever said, Lineage except me and now there are others making up stories that are not true. As you can see this blog is called Lineage Baul and it was created in 2010?

"So please go in a smooth flow like a trance of river and sing for Moner Manush, just saying because I am watching someone's youtube who is singing my Grandfather poetry but naming a different poet? On a Kabir site? Don't be fake, we know you are, don't make people stupid or saying you and setting up for preservation, collecting donations, trying to collect devotee's, Baul never says, come join us? Baul is already preserved my dear, that is why you are singing the songs from my Lineage and Nabani's song Kichhu Din Mone Mone? "

Even though people are liking, but they mostly do not have any training in 'Baul music or musical ability' to know what is Baul and what is not, of course you are screwing this wonderful lineage of Baul and the making up of new Lineages? What is up with that, yet you sing our songs, dance our dance Nabani Style Ektara Baya Nupoor, and your so called Guru wears my designed Patch work Gurduri? 

We didn’t have internet back then and it was so difficult to communicate and travel around the world. The hard time we had to make a road very easier for new comers! I always encouraged every new Baul singer and they all followed my template and traveled to the places we went and met my friends but somehow the story has changed and you created a lineage, do you know that I knew you Guru before you were ever born, do you know that I helped him a lot? We brought many new Baul singers who follow our lineage along with us on our journey's of which I arranged.

 Yes, other followed and they went to our friends, they did make contact, they were our contacts? Now a new lineage?

From what I hear they (the new Baul singers) are not Baul Masters, we never used the term Baul Masters ever and need voice lessons, beyond voice lessons, development of voice quality, you cannot even sing in a cord or track!! 

No such thing as a Baul Master, there is only Baul Guru?

Just singing Sakhi re…… then what, or trying be more tourist attractions spinning hair around and theatrical Bauls then Sadhana, oh yes you are showing you do sadhana, your Guru did not know Baul sadhana, he only followed our lineage Baul dance, which it seems you show as if you invented it? 

Ektara Baya Nupoor style was only created by Nabani? 

They need more and more practise, all my life I composed music for World's top musicians and recorded singer like Lata Mangaskar and Asha Bhosle and many other. You can call me egotistical but it is my lineage I am an award winning music composer that is through the grace of Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. 

I know tone and pitch and you are way, way out of tune and tone.  

Be a Baul do great work, help people and inspire people but don’t make up 4 generations and sing the songs from my lineage giving other poets names it has already been recorded and documented before you were born. 

If someone gave you the wrong information that is not my problem it is yours. When learning Baul was always from a family, a Baul is always taught who the poets are, why on earth would you say Baul does not care who the poets are. My only guess is that you do not know, writing wrong poet names on Nabani's songs is to mis-appropriate the songs and use Baul making up stories to have people touch your feet?

Please do the practise and don't makeup stories and drama, just try to be a true Baul!! 

Love u all, my blessing with all my brothers and sisters, don't try to be Nabani Das Khyapa Baul or Baul Samrat Purna Das, just salute them have a great respect for them they are the one who gave you a chance to be Baul!! 

Joy Guru!! 

Don't even try to be them, you cannot even dream!! 

You don't even know how was hard to making this Baul from a village to International platform!! 

Not easy, and ofcourse only are one which is the last oldest Baul Lineage in Bengal and World!!

Don't make stories, first learn how to sing and do Sadhna of Baul and hire a marketing advertising bot buying, name dropping person who has no clue and is just name dropping, further watering down, reducing what does not belong to you. 

Just keep focus on what you are doing!! 

Who can sing like Purna Das Baul, Manju Dasi, Radharani Dasi, Brajabala Dasi or any of my lineage? 

We are the only lineage, I can tell you who everybody is and where they came from except for the new Bauls who are young and now I am seeing these bizarre stories.

I have 60 years experience in Lineage Baul, I know who is who. Baul is extinct, there are not 20,000 Bauls in Birbhum, what are you doing trying to collect donations? For What? If you want to do social work and adopt children, then do that and stop all this making up and using.

"Kichhu Din Mone Mone" 

Kichchu Din Mone Mone  was written by the one and only
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.

Nabani was Rabindranath Tagore's friend and the only Baul to initiate Tagore into this Baul lineage, he gave Tagore the Baul name Ravi (Robi) Das Baul.


One of the best Baul kirtan written and tuned by my Grandfather and Guru Nabani Das khyapa Baul. It was officially recorded by my father Purna Das Baul  in the 1960's at India's First Record company, Hindustan Records.

Kicchu Din Mone Mone was written by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and it is part of this lineage Baul. Poetry stolen and posted on a Kabir site attributed to another poet? Shame! Singing and tune copied from my Youtube, how would I know, youtube stats show you viewing over and over?


​Lineage Baul Parampara Sampradaya the only Baul lineage. 

This is a very simple recording of my Grandfather Nabani Das Khyappa Baul song, singing by me his grandson Babukishan, aka Krishnendu Das Baul.  The sound is not great but it was recorded in 2002 in California on a simple recorder.

This song belongs to this lineage and credit to Baul Saint Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul. No one would even know about this song if it were not for my family rather than making up new lineages, tell the truth, know the truth.

New Baul singers are making up stories and new lineage that never existed before and leaving out where the songs originated from or putting in different poets names.  

 Please have respect for our Baul songs if you sing or record songs from this lineage please say who the Baul poet is and if you do not know, do not make it up.

Love song of Radha Krishna


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