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Dhaka sways with the music of Parvathy Baul

  • Published at 10:23 pm October 29th, 2018
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Parvathy Baul performs at Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka on Saturday Arif Arman Badol

She said that the real sadhaks exist in this land and they can still be found in Kushtia

Parvathy Baul mesmerized Baul enthusiasts of Dhaka at the event titled “Kirup Dekhi Nayan Mudi” in the national theater hall of the Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.

Parvathy, an acclaimed Indian Baul was invited by the Shilpakala Academy to perform in her ancestral land and share her ideology and feelings about the Baul philosophy with the Bangladeshi audience. 

Strumming an Ektara in her right hand, Parvathy circled the stage oscillating her hair, giving the audience the feel her dedication to baul tradition. 

She recalled Baul Shah Abdul Karim and paid him tribute by singing her own version of the well-known song “Keno Piriti Baraila Re Bondhu.” She said that the real sadhaks exist in this land and they can still be found in Kushtia. 

“There isn’t any caste system in the Baul philosophy. We treat everyone equally and believe in love,” Parvathy further added.

Director General of the Shilpakala Academy, Liaquat Ali Lucky expressed his delight about arranging a show with this veteran Baul artist. 

He said: “Parvathy has a spiritual connection with this country as her ancestors were based in Parial, one of the villages in Raozan, Chittagong. Her maiden name Moushumi Parial comes from that source. Being a student of the Department of Visual arts at Shantiniketan, Parvathy has been attracted to the Baul life since her student life. Now, she has taken this culture beyond the Indian subcontinent.”

Parvathy is also conducting a three-day long workshop for Baul lovers of Bangladesh at the Shilpakala Academy, which will conclude Tuesday.