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Blue Lotus Festival - February 2013 - INDIA, ASIA | NEWS | TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND DANCE WITH THE "BAULS"
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND DANCE WITH THE "BAULS"
December 20th : The Baul Fakirs - the mystical nomads from West Bengal started their performance rehearsals almost all our staff was drawn to their powerful yet beautiful performance, and they were seen fleeing their workstations to watch them perform.
The word "baul" originates from Sanskrit meaning "mad", "wild" or "truth-seeker". Their performance wasn't far from this description either - powerful, free, wild, truthful, melodic and enthused with soul and passion, soaring every minute with the unique sound of the ektara (one string instrument played) and drums. This free tribe of Bengal did not fail to enchant people on the streets as they danced gratuitously on the arcade for our photographers. Such is the power of music and these Bohemian artists.
Siddharth SinghalSiddharth Singhal