Kabir 3rd day - Parvathy Baul
by Giuseppe & Maria   
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Parvathy and the living tradition of Baul  (Photographer: Maria)Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore. Meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree. Impressive beauty, personality and intensity of her devotional chanting and rotating dance, make her unique.

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- www.parvathybaul.mimemo.net/ - parvathybaul.srijan.asia/ - www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqz_5HUlGGs&feature=related - www.kabirproject.org - www.aurovilleperformingarts.com - Baul: are a group of mystic minstrels fromBengal. Bauls constitute both a syncretic religious sect and a musical tradition. Bauls are a very heterogeneous group, with many different subsects, but their membership mainly consists of Vaishnava Hindus andSufi Muslims. In 2005, the Baul tradition was included in the list of “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. Dancing Parvathy plays with drum, anklets with bells and Ektara, one-stringed “plucked drum” drone instrument   (Photographer: Maria) Parvathy Baul and the Drumers (Photographer: Maria) An intense moment of Parvathy's performance with Ektara and Duggi, a small hand-held earthen drum (Photographer: Maria) Parvathy Baul with the Flautist (Photographer: Maria) Ghungur & Nupurs are the anklets with bells that ring melodiously while Parvathy wearing them dances (Photographer: Maria) Parvathy Baul accompanied by all musicians  (Photographer: Maria)