Alain Weber

Baul & Alpona

Songs of the Bards of Bengal

In this one-off performance in France, the Baul songs of Parvathy develop around a circle of ephemeral and sacred motifs, known as Alpona, brought into being during the performance using traditional rice flour techniques.

About the performance

Also termed "mystic minstrels", the Baul favour detachment from worldly possessions and union through music with the divinity that is present in each individual. Parvathy Bâul was initiated from adolescence into Bengali Indian mysticism: the Baul. Now recognised as the greatest Baul signer, Parvathy Baul tells stories, sings, dances and plays the traditional instruments: the ektara, a bamboo idiophone and the duggi, a small double-skinned tambourine. Her voice blends perfectly with the highly distinctive Baul scale, requiring an extensive range and prodigious versatility.

  • Duration:  01:30
  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • TimeSlots:
    The Friday 12 April 2019 from 20:00 to 21:30

    The Saturday 13 April 2019 from 18:00 to 19:30

    The Sunday 14 April 2019 from 17:00 to 18:30
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap auditif bim (T)
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Events