On behalf of Parvathy Baul, welcome to her spring teaching visit to the USA.
This website will act as hub for information about the various activities Parvathy will be offering during her stay in the United States. You can register for the workshop in Alabama here as well as stay up to date on Parvathy's schedule for the month of April. If you have any questions or seek information not found on this site, please send an email to Joshua (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lloyd (email@example.com).
Parvathy Baul is a master performer, practitioner, and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. She has performed at prestigious concert halls and music festivals in over a dozen countries. Her mastery of vocal pitch and tone while playing multiple instruments and dancing has been lauded by music experts, while the overall impact of her performance has been described by critics as “riveting” and “spellbinding.”
Parvathy’s work emerges from a long lineage of master Baul singers, dancers, and spiritual teachers. She studied closely with two of the most respected Baul singer-gurus of the previous generation, Sri Sanatan Das Thakur Baul and Sri Shoshanko Goshai. She was recognized by Sanatan Das Baul as both a musical and spiritual teacher in the Baul tradition, carrying forward his spiritual legacy.
In India, Bauls are known not only for their exquisite songs but for their fierce opposition to the caste system and reverence for the feminine. While fully embodying traditional Baul music and practice, Parvathy is also renowned for her efforts in renewing this ancient heritage. As the most recognized woman Baul performer in the world, Parvathy is making systematic training in Baul arts available to women in India on a scale that has never occurred previously and frequently uses her international reputation to highlight lesser-known master performers. She is the founder of Tantidhatri, an international women’s performance festival, and co-founder of the Ekathara Kalari school in Kerala, India for training in both song and traditional spiritual practice In 2017 she will be teaching and giving Baul arts demonstrations in the U.S. for the first time.
This site is maintained by the team coordinating Parvathy's 2017 USA teaching schedule. For information about Parvathy's other activities, please go to: https://parvathybaul.com/