Music of the Fakirs of Bengal

" I don't understand why you talk of the Bauls and the Fakirs as separate communities. They are opposite faces of the same coin ..."

--- Santidev Ghosh


 

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Khoda Baksh Biswas[deceased] (Kushtia, Bangladesh)

Song composed by Lalon fakir:
Slowly the camphor will all disappear (dine din korpur shab)
Khoda Baksh on the ektara
 
Streaming audio 3:47 min  here     Text

 

Gholam Hossain (Nadia, W. Bengal)

Song composed by Lalon fakir:
What do I go looking for (ki shandhane jai shekhane moner manush jekhane)
Gholam on the metal-string dotara (lute)
 
Streaming audio 3:57 min  here    Text

 

Sanwar Shah (Bardhaman, W. Bengal)

Song composed by Mansoor fakir:
Open the lid and see, crazy one (dhaka khule dekh re khepa)
Sanwar on the behala (fiddle)
 
Streaming audio 6:52 min  here     Text

 

Abdul Halim (Rampurhat, W. Bengal)  

Song composed by Jabbar fakir:
The One that had no shadow (jar chaya na chilo)
Halim on the dotara
 
Streaming audio 7:13 min  here     Text

 

Shekh Ansar (Bardhaman, W. Bengal)

Song composed by Lalon fakir:
Nobi my guide (aparer kandar nobi ji amar)
Ansar on the fiddle
 
Streaming audio 6:11 min  here     Text

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