Haradhan Das Baul belongs to a family of famous Baul Singers from Basoa Village in West Bengal, India. Haradhan was initiated in the family tradition of Baul Gan at a tender age of four, by his Grandmother, the famous late Chintamani Das Baul. Later his training followed under his father late Jatindranath Das Baul.
Baul Gan is an age old art of writing, composing and singing devotional songs in the Vaishnav Tradition. The compositions evoke Bhakti and spread a message of Peace in our Society.
Waking up as early as four in the morning, young Haradhan would accompany his father on long walks to distant villages o sing. On the way his father would compose their songs for the day and teach them to Haradhan. On reaching their destination they would sing those songs to the villagers and earn their living.
Coming from such humble beginnings, in 1982 Haradhan first performed on the radio. Today he is an A grade Artist with Akashwani, All India Radio and has performed for most of he major radio and TV stations in India.
Later in his life Haradhan Das also learned Baul Gan from the world famous Baul exponent Shri Purna Das Baul. With him Haradhan travelled and performed in London and Glasgow in 1990. Later they also travelled together to Paris, Morocco and other parts of Africa in 1994.
Baul Gan is an age old art of writing, composing and singing devotional songs in the Vaishnav tradition. The compositions evoke Bhakti among people and spread a message of peace in society.
After a chance meeting with Darren Sangita and Mathura Das in 2008, an album recording was made around the time of Shivratri in Benares.
Here is news of the forthcoming expandable musical collection derived from the immenant harmonic soundscapes of our beloved friend and Baul Guru, Haradhan Das Baul. Aural Bengali Bliss in resonant waves lap at the shore of the Baul tradition, mesmeric and hypnotic healing into the deeper levels of sentient being. Ancient echoes rub against electronic, scientific dreamscapes….
Greg Hunter and Darren Sangita retrieved from the centre of the acoustomatic universe, a notion of exference of the enharmonic traditions of flux and flow. In this sonic melting pot of Anglo-Bengali ornamentation we share the nourishing heart chakra emanence.
Please enjoy these offerings and share your reflections with us here at Sangita HQ.