Bapi Das Baul, The wandering minstrels of India, he is the grandson of the legendary baul icon, Sri Nabani Das khypa Baul, and he is presenting the eighth generation of the most talented and famous Baul family in India.
Already in his early childhood, he was taught to sing, to dance and to play several instruments. In other words, Bapi Das Baul was born and grown up in the musical surroundings environment.
“Baul Bishwa”(wandering minstrels music of India)
At a very young age, he started singing with his father and mother who are baul icon also in baul music, after he form a group called “Baul Bishwa” which means «the world of Bauls». Their concerts were invitations to discover their world, the world of ancient wandering minstrels from Bengal (India) who believe in simplicity in life and love. This philosophy is strongly reflected in their songs, that are all about love and joy.
In India still nowadays Bapi das baul and Baul Bishwa is very much appreciated by the public who recognizes in Bapi a new generation, proud to perpetuate this living tradition.
These cultural roots have always been and always will be very important to him. He’s in other words very faithful to his traditions and roots which are also still nowadays very present in his music. He also keeps using traditional instruments on stage.
On the other hand, however, he is also always seeking for new music idea and improvement.
He started for instance working mainly on the rhythm and a new way of singing which created a real evolution in the baul music.
His music brought him everywhere around the world, from India to all the continents.
As now he’s also been staying a long time in Europe already, he’s been working with many great artists like Asian Dub Foundation, Transglobal Underground, Fun-Da-Mental, Natacha Atlas, Zap Mama, Studio Pagol, Elisa Wout, amongst many others.
All these experiences made him discover different kinds of music, styles and instruments.
Driven on one hand by his eternal will to renew things and on the other hand his concern to keep his traditions alive he started to combine these total different styles of different flavor to put together. He however, makes this combination sound naturally and in complete harmony. The amazing results you can discover while listening to his band Senses, With his fusion band Mantrasenses he became a bridge between Indian and western baul music. With full of success of his fusion band he was moving around all over to makes people happy and dance with joy.
On 2015, He created a new fusion band called “MANTRASENSE” with new fresh idea and new movement which engage you to all of your attention with electro-roots sounds and dance with secret languages of the world and be free, feel free to dance with your positive vibes.
His music whether it is Mantrasense or Baul Bishwa, it attracts all generations even worldwide and is a friendly invitation to dance and enjoy from the beginning till the end of the show.
He always loved and still loves to share this culture and music with others. This love to share, you can feel strongly during his shows and makes it all more magic and real.
In other words talking about Bapi Das Baul is talking about a musician and performer one of a kind, who was not only born and raised in music but simply is music, who’s not only singing about love and joy but through his deep and sincere desire to share his music with everyone simply is love and joy.