Kolkata: Emami Art, a leading contemporary art gallery in Kolkata, today, hosted an immersive musical event featuring Parvathy Baul, renowned practitioner, performer, and teacher of the Baul genre of music from Bengal.
As a part of the gallery’s Locus in Focus programme, the event reminisced the traditional folk music of Bengal, inspired by the lineage of the Sufi, Fakir and Baul poets. A collateral event of Karu, Folk and Tribal Art in Contemporary India, Parvathy’s performance resonated with the sense of folklore embodied in the exhibition. The event was held at Emami Art, Ground Floor.
“The essence of Baul lies in the way it is sung and performed. In order to understand Baul music, one should look for the inner meaning of Baul. Only then will they see the truth and get the real essence of the music. Baul songs express inner wisdom, compassion and also involves storytelling. I feel honoured when I see so many people coming from different parts of the world just to hear Baul songs and I hope that my voice reaches out to every nook and corner of the world. These musical events are a wonderful platform to connect with people and it gives us a chance to let our audience know more about the sweetest music of Bengal,” said Parvathy Baul.
“It gives me immense pleasure and joy to present an enchanting evening with Parvathy Baul, the world’s most renowned woman Baul performer. I am honoured that our recent exhibition, Karu: Folk and Tribal Art in Contemporary India, was graced by her presence,” added Richa Agarwal, CEO, Emami Art.