Tag Archive for 'Bauls of Bengal'

Remembering Bhaskar Bhattacharya.

Margo Sagov video interview: Oral history – 33 minutes. Memories of Bhaskar particularly relating to his wedding with Rohini in 1988, which took place over several weeks in mountainous locations in Northern India, to wit the Himalayas. The extended group gathered at hotels in Manali; Baul musicians from Bengal; Bhaskars’ parents & brother over from UK; as also many of Bhaskars’ Western friends. Margo recorded the sounds of the wedding itself and of Vashisht at festival time & the fair in Kullu Town, besides the actual wedding music, wandering with her Walkman professional & a camera.

Himachal Music 1988 – a playlist of music by Baul musicians, sounds from the Vashisht Mela & the Kullu Town Fair, and, at the actual wedding, Rajasthani Shehnai & drums, Rohini’s female Kashmiri relatives, Bauls, The Mighty Tigers military wedding band & more Bauls. Hypnotic, entrancing.

Wedding Month – photo coverage Himachal 1988. Relatives, wedding guests, musicians, views of Vashisht Mela.

(all material on the wedding trip courtesy Margo Sagov, who also digitised the original cassette tapes & ftpd & sleuthed assiduously).

Bhaskar Encyclopaedia Page – The Flower Raj Wiki, with links to work info & obituaries.

Bhaskar Photo Album – The Flower Raj Photos (we need more).