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About Parvathy Baul

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.

About Parvathy

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.

Donate to Tantidhatri 2019

Tantidhatri is India’s first International Women’s Performing Arts Festival. In its third edition, Tantidhatri aims to bring together the performative work of women artists across the globe ranging from theatre, music, dance, to the visual arts, ritual and spiritual practices.

The festival will allow Indian audience to watch outstanding shows at a moderate price, and will encourage women to examine their role, receive training, meet other artists and do other collaborative projects.

Tantidhatri is organized by a non-profit organization and we really need your support to make it possible. Through the fundraising, if there is any surplus amount, the festival will donate the it towards the education of girl children in India.

Donate to Tantidhatri 2019

Tantidhatri is India’s first International Women’s Performing Arts Festival. In its third edition, Tantidhatri aims to bring together the performative work of women artists across the globe ranging from theatre, music, dance, to the visual arts, ritual and spiritual practices.

The festival will allow Indian audience to watch outstanding shows at a moderate price, and will encourage women to examine their role, receive training, meet other artists and do other collaborative projects.

Tantidhatri is organized by a non-profit organization and we really need your support to make it possible. Through the fundraising, if there is any surplus amount, the festival will donate the it towards the education of girl children in India.

Donate to the Sanatan Siddhashram Project

The Sanatan Siddhashram project in Santiniketan (led by Parvathy Baul) is one of the primary supported projects of SACSA which promotes instruction to all in the music/dance/art of an indigenous folk and spiritual traditions of Bengal. If you wish to contribute towards this project please click the link below

Donate to the Sanatan Siddhashram Project

The Sanatan Siddhashram project in Santiniketan (led by Parvathy Baul) is one of the primary supported projects of SACSA which promotes instruction to all in the music/dance/art of an indigenous folk and spiritual traditions of Bengal. If you wish to contribute towards this project please click the link below

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Awards & Recognition

The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National
Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi at its meeting held on
8 June 2018 in Imphal (Manipur) has selected forty-two (42) artists from
the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional/Folk/Tribal
Music/Dance/Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution/scholarship in the
Performing Arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar)
for the year 2017.

Parvathy Baul received this award for Folk Music (Baul), West Bengal

Awards & Recognition

The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National
Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi at its meeting held on
8 June 2018 in Imphal (Manipur) has selected forty-two (42) artists from
the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional/Folk/Tribal
Music/Dance/Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution/scholarship in the
Performing Arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar)
for the year 2017.

Parvathy Baul received this award for Folk Music (Baul), West Bengal

Madhukori in the US

Parvathy Baul will be touring the US in August – September, 2018. With the loving support of the US community, this tour is organised for Madhukori, honey-gathering, for Sanatan Siddhashram, the Baul Gurukul near Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The details of the tour can be found on the events page, as well as on the SACSA website.

Madhukori in the US

Parvathy Baul will be touring the US in August – September, 2018. With the loving support of the US community, this tour is organised for Madhukori, honey-gathering, for Sanatan Siddhashram, the Baul Gurukul near Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The details of the tour can be found on the events page, as well as on the SACSA website.

Tantidhatri 2019

Tantidhatri is India’s first International Women’s Performing Arts Festival. Its first edition took place in Pondicherry in 2012 and the second, in Bangalore in 2016. This third edition, will take place in Kolkata from 16th till 20th of January 2019. Tantidhatri aims at being a space of engagement for artists, thinkers and groups that are committed to women’s work
in the field of performing arts.

The festival will donate its surplus amount for education of girl children in India. Although physically it is a five day event filled with performances, critiques, talks and interactions, the spirit of the Tantidhatri is universal and not bound by time or space. This year the theme is ‘Energy’ and through the festival, we will be channelizing all our efforts towards the positive flow of energy in all things physical and meta physical.

Tantidhatri 2019

Tantidhatri is India’s first International Women’s Performing Arts Festival. Its first edition took place in Pondicherry in 2012 and the second, in Bangalore in 2016. This third edition, will take place in Kolkata from 16th till 20th of January 2019. Tantidhatri aims at being a space of engagement for artists, thinkers and groups that are committed to women’s work
in the field of performing arts.

The festival will donate its surplus amount for education of girl children in India. Although physically it is a five day event filled with performances, critiques, talks and interactions, the spirit of the Tantidhatri is universal and not bound by time or space. This year the theme is ‘Energy’ and through the festival, we will be channelizing all our efforts towards the positive flow of energy in all things physical and meta physical.

BAUL GYAN DARPAN 2019

Baul Gyan Darpan is Ekathara Kalari’s annual retreat. It has been held in Trivandrum and Pondicherry in its previous years. From 2017, the Baul Gyan Darpan is housed at Sanatan Siddhashram, our Baul Gurukul near Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India.

The Baul Gyan Darpan is an immersive retreat that offers the opportunity for participants to spend time with Baul Masters and soak in their music, wisdom and experience.
All are welcome to join in this experience and absorb the Baul way of life, there are no pre-requirements or conditions.

The next Baul Gyan Darpan, Ekathara Kalari’s annual retreat, will be held from 3rd to 7th February, 2019, at Sanatan Siddhashram, near Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India.

BAUL GYAN DARPAN 2019

Baul Gyan Darpan is Ekathara Kalari’s annual retreat. It has been held in Trivandrum and Pondicherry in its previous years. From 2017, the Baul Gyan Darpan is housed at Sanatan Siddhashram, our Baul Gurukul near Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India.

The Baul Gyan Darpan is an immersive retreat that offers the opportunity for participants to spend time with Baul Masters and soak in their music, wisdom and experience.
All are welcome to join in this experience and absorb the Baul way of life, there are no pre-requirements or conditions.

The next Baul Gyan Darpan, Ekathara Kalari’s annual retreat, will be held from 3rd to 7th February, 2019, at Sanatan Siddhashram, near Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India.

Merchandise

You can purchase the publications and productions by Parvathy Baul here, including two books – Song of the Great Soul and Tantidhatri One, and the CDs, Sahajia, Premgeethi, Baul Gyan Darpan 2017 and Charyageeti.

Merchandise

You can purchase the publications and productions by Parvathy Baul here, including two books – Song of the Great Soul and Tantidhatri One, and the CDs, Sahajia, Premgeethi, Baul Gyan Darpan 2017 and Charyageeti.

Featured Article

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.

Feature

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

A select few of the prestigious Concert Halls and Music Festivals that Parvathy Baul has performed at in the last two decades.