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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 August 2017 to 7 August 2017
A Folks of Bengal led by Debalina Bhowmick performed at Urkult festival held in north Sweden between 3 and 5 August, 2017. The audience response was amazing and reinvigorating! Swedish Radio broadcast the programme live for 25 minutes!