Purna Das Baul

Purna Das Baul is considered by many to be the current Father of the Baul music world. He is the son of Nabani das Khyapa Baul. Born in Ekchakka, Birbhum, west Bengal. From early childhood on he accompanied his father, Nabani, travelling and playing music with him. As a young man his travels allowed him to spread Baul songs from the villages of Bengal to Europe and finally to North America. With the age of information in full swing, he began to create documentation of the Baul philosophy and history by acting and playing in films, cutting records, and travelling outside of India. The elite of the music industry took notice and he began to perform with industry legends like Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Peter Gabriel and many more.

Purna Das is not just a musician but a Baul emissary. His efforts have created a viable and concrete platform for Bauls in India and abroad to excel and to further have their message heard. Purna Das Baul is an admirable practitioner of his tradition. His natural charisma and his obvious spiritual energy attract people to him wherever he goes.
   
     

 

 

 

Baul Songs of Bengal
Purna Das Baul