Biography

As the most recognized woman Baul performer in the world, Parvathy Baul is a practitioner, performer and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. She is also an instrumentalist, storyteller and painter.

She has performed in over forty countries, including such prestigious concert halls and music festivals as the Noh Theater in Kyoto, the World Music Center in New York City, and the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco.

Bio

As the most recognized woman Baul performer in the world, Parvathy Baul is a practitioner, performer and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. She is also an instrumentalist, storyteller and painter.

She has performed in over forty countries, including such prestigious concert halls and music festivals as the Noh Theater in Kyoto, the World Music Center in New York City, and the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco.

Upcoming Events

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  • Alabama, USA Mentone, Alabama, Nippersink Lodge
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  • Berkeley, USA Berkeley, Rudramandir Center
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  • UC Berkeley, USA Berkeley, Sibley Auditorium
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  • Stanford, California Stanford, California, Campbell Recital Hall
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Upcoming Events

  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA Birmingham, Oddfellows Studio
    More
  • Alabama, USA Mentone, Alabama, Nippersink Lodge
    More
  • Berkeley, USA Berkeley, Rudramandir Center
    More
  • UC Berkeley, USA Berkeley, Sibley Auditorium
    More
  • Stanford, California Stanford, California, Campbell Recital Hall
    More
  • Palo Alto, USA Palo Alto, Available on Request
    More

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ECONOMIC TIMES | Early morning last Sunday, visitors to the World Sacred Spirit music festival in Jodhpur who attended the closing programme at Jaswant Thada, an ornate centograph adjoining the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, were in for a treat. A handsome young Rajasthani folk singer, dressed in traditional white kurta-pyjama and donning a brightly coloured turban, played the traditional, bowed string ravanahatha and rendered a soulful song in a local dialect. The golden sunshine of dawn provided the perfect backdrop. A few people listened and some clicked photos, but a diminutive woman stood alone, listening, almost merging into the perfect frame.

She was dressed in a traditional sari, with a tilak on her forehead, her hair long, untied and matted. Her stillness was captivating as she listened to the young man’s song.

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ECONOMIC TIMES | Early morning last Sunday, visitors to the World Sacred Spirit music festival in Jodhpur who attended the closing programme at Jaswant Thada, an ornate centograph adjoining the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, were in for a treat. A handsome young Rajasthani folk singer, dressed in traditional white kurta-pyjama and donning a brightly coloured turban, played the traditional, bowed string ravanahatha and rendered a soulful song in a local dialect. The golden sunshine of dawn provided the perfect backdrop. A few people listened and some clicked photos, but a diminutive woman stood alone, listening, almost merging into the perfect frame.

She was dressed in a traditional sari, with a tilak on her forehead, her hair long, untied and matted. Her stillness was captivating as she listened to the young man’s song.

Lineage

Parvathy Baul carries the lineage of two great Baul Masters – Sanatan Das Baul and Shashanko Goshai. They were well-known in Bengal for their dedicated practice and nuanced performance.

Sanatan Das Baul spent his life at his ashram in Bankura district and Shashanko Goshai practiced in Murshidabad district, both in West Bengal. Parvathy Baul now upholds the lineage of both traditions and hopes to take it further with the upcoming gurukul, Sanatan Siddhashram.

Lineage

Parvathy Baul carries the lineage of two great Baul Masters – Sanatan Das Baul and Shashanko Goshai. They were well-known in Bengal for their dedicated practice and nuanced performance.

Sanatan Das Baul spent his life at his ashram in Bankura district and Shashanko Goshai practiced in Murshidabad district, both in West Bengal. Parvathy Baul now upholds the lineage of both traditions and hopes to take it further with the upcoming gurukul, Sanatan Siddhashram.

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Performance Highlights

Parvathy Baul has performed in over forty countries, including such prestigious concert halls and music festivals as the Noh Theater in Kyoto, the World Music Center in New York City, and the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco.