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Is Baul folk music
Is Baul folk music

Nilanjana Rai
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It is often disputed that baul music is not folk music due to the religious content of the song..so where exactly is baul music placed in the field of Indian music.

Posted On : 04/14/10 4:02:28 AM

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Dipen Guha
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Following are the characterstic features of Baul Music:- 1. Baul is a special feature of Sahajia Vaisnav sadhna. 2. Baul has intimate relation with Sufism in terms of emotional view points. 3. Baul songs are superior to mere communal narrowness, as it endeavours to quest the Man Of Mind or Maner Manush. 4 It is not merely song but a Sadhna. 5. Mandir-Masjid become insignificant in view of its appealing philosophy. 6. There lies a physical philosophy in it. The body of female is taken for the means of deliverence or mukti. 7. Its musical note is very simple, if not flat. 8. With its simple tune and language, baul speaks of the soul s history of the innocent, introvert, temperate and apathetic to the splendours of life. 9. The fundamental characterstics of Baul song is therefore the eternal music of humanity.

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