Baul Dimension

In 1999 and 2001 with the support of the French Foreign Ministry, Daniel Masson visited Dhaka twice to record and film the cream of Bangladesh’s Baul music tradition. There, in one of the world’s fascinating countries, he encountered an interesting and ancient musical tradition in which its adherents “Bauls” attempt to liberate the soul from the body through music. He worked with Bari Siddiqui, a famous Bangladeshi flautist and singer . He also met former Bangladeshi top model, Bibi Russell, and saw her “Fashion For Development” crafts project, promoting the techniques of Bangladeshi craftsmen In addition, he enriched the project by integrating elements recorded and filmed in Kenya, Cuba, Ibiza, Thailand and Pacific Island.

Bangla Soul
sitar: Firuz Khan
voices: Rita and Bari Siddiqui

Lake Palace
voices: Rita and Farida Parveen
tablas: Rabindra Svatl Paul
santur: Norul Haque

Baul Dimension
flute; Bari Siddiqui
voices::Rita and Bari Siddiqui
violin: Sonil

In Flight
voices: Rita and Bari Siddiqui
sitar: Firuz Khan
santur: Norul Haque
flute: Bari Siddiqui

San Carles
voice: Minalia Pouira

Positive Bangla
voices: Bibi Russel and Bari Siddiqui
tablas: Rabindra Svatl Paul
sitar: Firuz Khan

Shisho Bokota
voice: Puppet
sitar: Firuz Khan
santur: Norul Haque

Bollywood Dhaka
flute; Bari Siddiqui
voices::Farida Parveen and Bari Siddiqui
tablas: Rabindra Svatl Paul

Kawran Bazar
tablas: Rabindra Svatl Paul
flute and voice: Bari Siddiqui

Hindu Kouch
tablas: Rabindra Svatl Paul
flute: Bari Siddiqui
voices: Rita and Bari Siddiqui
violin: Sonil

Mr Bari
flute and voice: Bari Siddiqui

Paharpur
voice: Puppet
flute: Bari Siddiqui

Tone Tune Ganja
voice: Bari Siddiqui
sitar: Firuz Khan

Daniel Masson: programming, guitars and bass.

All tracks produced, composed and mixed by Daniel Masson.

Samples recorded at Studio Tone Tune (Dahka, Bangladesh).
Produced and mastered at Jungle Line.

Thanks for Help, Inspiration and Support:

Bibi Russel, Christophe Steyer, French Embassy of Bangla Desh, André Raynouard and People from Bangladesh.

 

(P) (C) 2004 Daniel Masson

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