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Music of Bangladesh

The most internationally famous forms of Bangladeshi music comes from the Baul[?] clan, itinerant storytellers and musicians who make a form of spiritual folk music.

The Bauls (the word comes from Sanskrit batul, meaning divinely inspired insanity. Bauls travel in search of the internal ideal, Mater Manush (Man of the Heart). Some of their music is derived from the poetry of Lalon Fakir[?], Ananta Das Goswami[?], Kabir and, especially, Rabindranath Tagore. Starting in the 1960s. recordings of Baul music has been commercially released internationally.

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