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A new documentary on Parvathy Baul delves into the intricacies of Baul songs

Each song’s essence, value, and context are meticulously explained, imbuing the content with significance

The Telegraph Published 18.06.24, 06:18 AM
Parvathy Baul

Parvathy Baul

A new documentary on Parvathy Baul captures the essence of Baul songs. The Parvathy Baul Project, along with five previously unheard songs, delves into the intricacies of baul sangeet, sharing the challenges of sustaining this art form. Each song’s essence, value, and context are meticulously explained, imbuing the content with significance. The documentary vividly illustrates the practice and spiritual depth of baul music.
“In the era of commercial release, the thought of bringing up the untouched, rich baul culture, directly from the akhra to the screens, requires a lot of courage. SVF Music has taken up the initiative of the first-ever musical documentary featuring me. This has three docu-episodes and five unheard baul songs. It is not just a project to us; it was a dream for us that we present baul to the world in this manner. We have been preparing this project for the last one year. My first work with Subhadeep Guha (director) didn’t feel that way as we both completed the project hand in hand. His music directorial expertise and the contribution of each musician have enhanced the songs in various ways. I hope this project will be an asset as a documentation of baul way of living,” said Parvathy Baul.

“This one is extremely close to my heart. Working closely with Parvathy Baul, that too on a subject like baul music, is a lifetime experience. As a team, we have worked very hard to maintain the authenticity of each song and bring out the root essence of baul music. I hope this project reaches the masses through the platform of SVF Music,” said Subhadeep Guha.

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The documentary is presented by SVF Music.

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