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Baul and Vaishnav Music Festival - Nazrul Centre

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Kobi Nazrul Centre

30 Hanbury Street

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E1 6QR

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A free entry festival of two powerful genres of world music is returning to London for fifth year.

The festival offers the ecstatic performances of Bengali Baul & Vaishnav music by number of Baul and Vaishnav groups and prominent performers along with the screening of short films, brief discussion on these two major philosophical movement of Indian sub-continent that evolved from Hindu and Muslim (Sufi) faith and had hugely influenced the music, literature, art of the whole region.


The festival happening on 24 May at Kazi Nazrul Centre (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-nazrul-centre-tickets-54003027509), 25 May at St Margaret’s House (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-st-margarets-house-tickets-54002095722) and 26 May 2019 at Rich Mix (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-viashnav-music-festival-rich-mix-tickets-52288951662) in East London is featuring the ecstasy of the heart-arresting melody derived from the soil of Bengal.

The session at Kobi Nazrul Centre features a unique presentation of poetic fight between two versifiers on the code Sufi Vaishnav VS the strict practices of religions e.g. Shariya by Laboni Barua and Ahmed Kaysher; Sufi and spiritual poetry reading by poet Jenumz Naqvi, poet Ezra Miles, poet Farah Naz, poet Shafaqat Parveen, Jasmin Chowdhury and Shaheen Mituli etc, ancient Vaishnav verses and visual interpretation of poetry through Bharat Natyam dance by Esha Chakravarty Bhattacharjee, interpretation of Sufi verses by bengali folk dancer Sohel Ahmed along with other ancient music and poetry around globe that has been influnced by Baul and Vaishnav significantly.




The event is supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council.


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