Bangla Qawwali – Folks of Bengal Series at Baywatch Resort, Goa

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  • Date / Time: 04/18/2015 : 7:30 PM
  • Location: Baywatch Resort
  • Address: Baywatch Resort, Sernabatim Beach Road,Colva,Goa ,India

ALBUM LAUNCH OF BENGAL QAWWALI -FOLKS of BENGAL.

Qawwali, which is thought to be the preserve of the northern bit of the subcontinent, once belonged to Bengal too and still exists in pockets. We see two types of Bangla Qawwali even now, one at Nadia Murshidabad border and another at a few handful of dargahs at Kolkata and adjoining areas. Research shows that Bangla Qawwali shares tunes and the clapping tradition with its northern cousin but is discernibly different too. The Fakirs of Gorbhanga, Jalangi are the bearers of this tradition in Nadia Murshidabad, possibly created by Gaus-ul-Azam in Maiz Bhandari (Bangladesh). Bangla Qawwali uses instruments like Harmonium, Banjo, Dhol (percussion) along with tabla.

The fakirs in Nadia re-learnt the Qawwali style about a decade back and now performing on regular basis. The socio economic condition of these rural artists has improved remarkably, monthly income have increased in manifolds, the quality of life has improved, children are going to schools, artists are living in pucca houses with electricity connection and sanitation. There are about 100 Bangla Qawwali artists in West Bengal.

Nur Alam is one of the leaders of Bangla Qawwali.

BENGALI QAWWALI/FOLK followed by OPEN JAM

Line up:
The team from Bengal
Noor Alam khan: Vocal & Dotara
Paresh Dutta: Dhol and khol
Ohidul khan :Vocal, dotara.
Jaynal Khan: Harmonium and vocal
Afijul Islam Khan: Vocal and percussion

+ surprise guest artists for the night!

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