PERFORMANCE | XO State Melbourne
February 25, 2017
Melbourne
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Arts Centre Melbourne presents XO State Daylight: Parvathy Baul
Saturday 25 February, 1pm – 6pm
Audience welcome to come and go throughout the durational performance

Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DAYLIGHT program at XO State on Saturday 25 February features Parvathy Baul.

Breathtaking master singer, instrumentalist, painter and storyteller, Parvathy Baul, is one of the leading exponents of Baul sung poetry, the stunning ancient vocal tradition of the Baul mystic bards of Bengal.

Celebrating the lineage of the great Sufis and mystics, Parvathy Baul returns to Melbourne for one durational performance accompanied by master musicians and storytellers from the ancient Bengal traditions of Baul, Fakir and Alpana.

Ancient Indian practices and living traditions reveal the devotional forms of spiritual transcendence through dance, design, music and sung poetry including the sacred art of Alpana – slowly revealing mesmerising traditional patterns.

Her clear, soaring voice seems otherworldly and divinely inspired.”
VANCOUVER OBSERVER