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Baul and Vaishnav Music Festival

saudha, poplar union, indian music, baud and vaishnav, world music, music, east London
saudha, poplar union, indian music, baud and vaishnav, world music, music, east London

For the sixth year running, this three-day festival celebrates Bengali Baul & Vaishnav music performed by prominent performers of these great genres of world music.

These two major philosophical movements from the Indian sub-continent evolved from Hindu and Muslim (Sufi) faith, and hugely influenced the music, literature and art of the whole region. The festival shares the ecstasy of the arresting melodies derived from the soil of Bengal, and will feature prominent Bauls and Vaishnavs from both Bangladesh and India.

Curated by the poet and the director of Saudha, Ahmed Kaysher, the Poplar Union session will witness the maddening ecstasy of Baul music by the best of this genre joining from Bangladesh.

Line up to be announced.

The festival begins on Friday 29 May at Keats House and moves to Rich Mix on Saturday 30 May with the finale of the festival happening at the Poplar Union on Sunday 31 May.

 

Sun 31 May 7.30pm-10.30pm

£10 / £8 conc. / £12 OTD
Age range: All ages welcome

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