By Mohammed Ali Milu
Baul is sort of completely played by means of Bauls (hermits) who're fans of Sufism in Bangladesh. (Note that often bauls have been Hindus; Sufism was once began following the approach to life of Lalon Shah.) In Bangladesh, within the early days of Bauls who claimed to be Muslims, with better specialize in love of the society and concord with nature, baul geeti needed to wade through an immense fight of survival as did the Bauls themselves. Bauls have been subjected to harsh teasing and isolation. notwithstanding, with time, Islamists have been pressured by means of the final inhabitants to simply accept the Bauls and their religious track as a part of the society.
Current day Bauls in Bangladesh are Sufis. such a lot dwell uncomplicated lives on an absolute minimal, earned in general from acting their track. Baul songs continuously contain easy phrases expressing songs with deeper meanings related to construction, society, way of life and human feelings. The songs are played with little or no musical aid to the most service, the vocal. Bauls, bohemian via nature and trust, go away on grand expeditions, writing and acting track on their whole journey to earn dwelling and disseminate suggestion of affection and spirituality.
Ektara (literally, the one-string), Dotara (literally, the two-strings), ba(n)shi (flute made of bamboo shoot)) and cymbals are utilized in the presentation of Baul geeti. even if, in fresh days, Baul geeti has misplaced reputation normally as a result of disruption of the approach to life of the bauls by means of urbanisation and westernisation, the songs have completely altered Bengali tune, specifically within the kind of Lalon geeti.
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