International

We organize workshops to transmit heritage skills through Guru Shishya Parampara-based training between local exponents and pupils, teach folk music to urban youth, and advanced skills training on aspects like vocal, instrumentation, recording, sound engineering. We invite national, international exponents for the same.

Our International Programmes

Concert in France




Date:
3 April 2019 to 8 April 2019


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Fagun Fest London




Date:
12 February 2019 to 17 February 2019


A Folks of Bengal band led by Arpan Thakur Chakraborty performed at Fagun Fest in London, Harrow Music Festival, Harrow and Baul Utsab, Cardiff held on 12th to 17th February 2019. The team, also comprising Sadhu Das Baul, Deepmoy Das along with some musicians from Bengali Diaspora of London. The team earned great appreciation from the audience present at the events.

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Muzsikas Christmas Concert




Date:
28 December 2018 to 29 December 2018


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Womex 2018




Date:
24 October 2018 to 28 October 2018


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Urkult Festival, Sweden 2018




Date:
2 August 2018 to 4 August 2018


A five-member Bauls of Bengal team led by Dipannita Acharya won the hearts of the audience at Urkult festival in Sweden, held from 2 to 4 August, 2018. The performance by the team, also comprising Debalina Bhowmick, Sadhu Das Baul, Kangal Das Baul and Khokon Das, was broadcast live by the Swedish national radio.

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Karlsruhe Festival Germany




Date:
14 July 2018 to 15 July 2018


A Folks of Bengal band led by Debalina Bhowmick performed at Karlsruhe festival in Germany, held on 14 and 15 July, 2018. The team, also comprising Sumanta Das Baul, Mohan Tanti and Khokon Das, earned great appreciation from the audience and music connoisseurs present at the event.

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Salfoldi Dalfold




Date:
7 July 2018 to 8 July 2018


A four-member Folks of Bengal team led by Debalina Bhowmick won the hearts of audiences at Salfoldi Dalfold music festival in Hungary, held on 7 and 8 July, 2018. The team also comprised Sumanta Das Baul, Mohan Tanti and Khokon Das.

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Armor India festival




Date:
4 May 2018 to 10 May 2018


A four-member Folks of Bengal team led by Rina Das Baul participated in the Armor India festival in France’s Morlaix, Britanny, in May 2018. They had 3 performances and Rina mesmerized the audience with her fantastic Baul songs. She was accompanied by Dibakar Das Baul, Sajib Sarkar in Dhol and Subhrakamal Chattopadhyay in Flute.

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WOMEX 2017




Date:
25 October 2017 to 29 October 2017


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Copenhagen World Music Festival




Date:
6 September 2017 to 10 September 2017


The 2017 edition of the Copenhagen World Music Festival was held between 7 and 9 September. The focus was on Europe’s diversity and cultural exchange and the guests included teams from India, Russia, the Baltics, China, Cuba, Brazil and Morocco. Folks of Bengal, an initiative of banglanatak dot com, represented India. It was led by Debalina Bhowmik, a classical music trained folk singer who has performed at several music festivals worldwide. The other members included Babu Fakir, Gopi Khyapa, Mohan Tanti (flute) and Rana Mondal (percussion). The band took the audience on a journey through Bengal’s musical diversity and the richness of its cultural heritage, pivoting around the music of the Baul-Fakirs. Artists engaged in the traditional art of scroll painting called Patachitra, the weaving crafts of Kantha and Madur, and the ancient craft of metal casting known as Dokra were also part of the team.

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