An exotic festival that encapsulates the original melody of the soil of Bangladesh that evolved from two highly influential philosophical musical movements called Baul and Vaishnavism. Go on... An exceptional festival returning to London for second time portrays the true, authentic and haunting melody from the soil of Bengal. It starts at Poplar Union (East London) on 28 April, Rich Mix on 29 April and then tours Nehru Centre, London on 4 May, and Kobi Kazi Nazrul Centre (Brick Lane) on 5 May 2018. The festival, as a whole, showcases the ecstatic performances of Bengali Baul & Vaishnav music by local Baul groups and prominent individual performers, along with the brief discussion on these two major philosophical movements of the Indian sub-continent that evolved from Hindu and Muslim (Sufi) faith and had shaken the music, literature, art of the whole region. Curated by poet T M Ahmed Kaysher, the festival features an international line-up that includes Baul Tuntun Shah and Baul Mokoddus Alom Udashi from Bangladesh. What to Expect Bengali folk music of Sufi and Vaishnav origin, spiritual and mystic poetry of Bengal in English translation, Sufi dance, talk, and a short documentary. Who's Involved Baul Tuntun Shah Baul Mokoddus Alam Udashi (from Bangladesh) T M Ahmed Kaysher (curator) Sufi Amir Mohammad + more prominent Baul and Vaishnav groups RadhaRaman Society is purely a community art organisation that promotes the grandeur of Bengali colourful folk music and dance as serious art forms for young Bengali diaspora around the world, as well as the audience from diverse cultural background in the West, through collaboration with other form of folk music and dances e.g. jazz, Irish dance etc.
Venue Details & Map
35 - 47 Bethnal Green RoadLondonE1 6LA
- +44 (0)20 7613 7498
- Public transport:
- Shoreditch High Street Station - Exit the station, turn out on to Bethnal Green Road. Turn right and cross over the road. Rich Mix is located a short distance along the road.