Workshop on Lalon to be held in the city

Lalon Fakir is considered as the founder of Baul music though both the forms differ.While Baul Geeti is about spiritualism, Lalon Geeti is more about spreading the message of communal harmony. Lalon who preferred to stay away from religions wrote mainly on social issues. Many of his songs mock identity politics and religion that divide communities and incite violence.

Bangla band Dohar in association with P C Chandra Group is organizing  a workshop  on Lalon on 16th March by renowned bangladeshi folk singer Chandana Mazumdar and sufi singer Noor Alam, from Gorbhanga village in Nadia district in West Bengal at the P C Chandra Gardens. They will talk about the life and philosophy of Lalon Saiji and his songs at the workshop.They will also give lessons on the traditional musical instruments used in rendering Lalon Geeti. On 17th these renowned musicians will perform along with the participants of the workshop.