Mystic songs of two great bards—Fakir Lalon Shah and Radharamon Dutt, - were presented at a programme held at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.
At the show, organised by Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad, Shahnaj Beli rendered 10 Lalon’s songs while Bishwajit Roy sang same number of songs of Radharamon.
The show began with Shahnaj’s presentation of Lalon’s song Kobe Hobey Sajal Barasha, which is termed as Dainya Gaan meaning melancholic expression of a derailed and frustrated devotee’s seeking mercy. She captivated the audience rendering Lalon’s other songs such as Teen Pagoler Holo Mela, Barir Pashe Arshinagar, Pakhi Kakhan Jani, Mayere Bhajile Hoy Tar, Kori Mana Kaam Chharena, Jaat Gelo, Jiggasile Khodar Kotha.
Bishwajit Roy presented Radharaman’s mystic songs such as Patitpaban Naam Shuniya, Amar Sadhonar Dhon, Surdhanir Kinaray, Pashan Monre Bujhaiyo and Amare Asibar Kotha Koiya.
Earlier, singer-researchers Indramohan Rajbangshi and Mahmud Selim spoke on the mystic bards and analysed their similarities and dissimilarities in expressions.
‘Fakir Lalon Shah and Radharaman Dutt are two of the greatest mystic bards of the country, who set two distinct styles of Baul philosophy. The two had much in common, but many differences as well, Mahmud Selim said.
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