Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Recorded by the ethnic folk music expert and producer Deben Bhattacharya in the year of his death (2001) for the film "Music According to Deben Bhattacharya", this album of field recordings focuses on the Murshidi (spiritual master) singers from Bangladesh. Devotional rites and esoteric poetry set in folk music, the melodies are often nostalgic and slow. Sometimes, as can be heard on this album, the rhythm is made faster so as to make the songs more attractive. Extensive information about the history, music and instruments can be found in the accompanying booklet.
Liner Note Authors: Deben Bhattacharya; Diz Heller; Helen Bank; Jharna Bose Bhattacharya.
Translator: Jharna Bose Bhattacharya.