Various Artists - Bengal: Bengali Traditional Folk Music (1998) World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 57m32s | 337mb Label: Unesco/Auvidis | cat. no. D8077
I had never heard of the Baul community & their songs. What a beautiful album!
"Bengal, a historically important & culturally distinctive region in the northeast of the Indian subcontinent that today is separated by the India-Bangladesh border, is the source of the Baul song tradition. Inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Baul songs originated from the Bauls-a mystical & unorthodox community of mostly itinerant singers & musicians whose music & way of life are a significant influence on Bengali culture. In addition to Baul songs, the album presents a boatmen's song (bhatiyali), a bhajan, & a kirtan. Instrumentation includes flutes, drums, cymbals, & small lutes."
01. Purna Ch&ra Das & Party / Baul song I [0:05:11.72] 02. Purna Ch&ra Das & Party / Baul song II [0:04:37.10] 03. Haripado Deva Nath / Baul song III [0:03:16.69] 04. Haripado Deva Nath / Bhatiyali song [0:03:21.18] 05. Deboo Bhattacharji / Flute I [0:06:40.25] 06. Ahmad Shafui / Flute II [0:02:37.09] 07. Ahmad Shafui / Flute III [0:02:10.61] 08. Rathin Gosh & Party / Bhajana [0:11:41.66] 09. Rathin Gosh & Party / Kirtana [0:12:05.00] 10. Firdausi Begum / Song I [0:03:00.58] 11. Sham Sunhar Karimar / Song II [0:03:02.13]