'Bapi' Das Baul is an 8th generation Baul performer of Bengali mystical folk music. He moved from Kolkata to Paris in 1993 and is now known for his fusion work with the groups Senses, Baul Bishwa, Zap Mamma, Fun-Da-Mental, trans global underground, State Of Bengal, Studio Pagol and others in the musical scenes of Paris and London.
Already in his early childhood, he was taught to sing, to dance and to play several instruments. In other words Bapi Das Baul was born and raised in music. His father is Purna Das Baul Samrat, Chief Baul of Bengal.
At a very young age, he started singing with his perents and his some baul brothers in the formation “Baul Bishwa” which means «the world of Bauls». Their concerts were invitations to discover their world, the world of ancient wandering minstrels from Bengal (India) who believe in simplicity in life and love. This philosophy is stronglyreflected in their songs, that are all about love and joy.
These cultural roots have always been and always will be very important to him. He’s in other words very faithful to his traditions and roots which are also still nowadays very present in his music. He also keeps using traditional instruments on stage.On the other hand however, he is also always seeking for new things and improvement.He started for instance working mainly on the rhythm and a new way of singing which created a real evolution.
In the mean time he continued of course with Baul Bishwa. Since 1992 he became the leader of this... Read More