Baul Singing Group near Shantiniketan

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Featured here is a Baul song performed by a group near Amar Kutir near Shantiniketan. Baul is a musical tradition as well as a syncretic religious sect. Bauls are a very heterogeneous group, and consists of Vaishnava Hindus and Sufi Muslims. It is their music and attire that helps us to identify them.

Baul music had a great influence on Rabindranath Tagore's poetry and on his music often referred to as Rabindra Sangeet.

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