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Oikyotaan, a Contemporary Folk Platform founded by, Biswasjit “Bonnie” Chakraborty, aims at performing, archiving and spreading the infectious philosophy and melody of Indian Folk Traditions. The sound is rooted in the rhythm and melody of Indian folk music, with a special emphasis on Baul music from Bengal. Their foundation of sound is created, using an equal set of unique components from Indian Folk-Classical and other forms of Contemporary music. The magic of pulsating rhythms, weaving themselves together with soul-stirring melodies and spinning a web of lyrical arrangements.......................

Oikyotaan aims at slipping through all the doors, being promiscuous with their music and simply spreading magic philosophy of the BAULS!!

Centered around BAUL musicfrom Eastern India, the sound concentrates on building lyrical phrases within a layered rhythm of Contemporary, Folk and Classical instruments. Elements of different Folk forms like Baul from Bengal, Mand from Rajasthan; Chaita and Neergun from Bihar; Carnatic Classical from South India are infused together to give birth to a new genre of Global Indian Contemporary Sound and Space, which is lyrically very rich in spiritual and esoteric content !

Oikyotaan is based out of Mumbai-India, the contemporary folk platform/band comprises of musicians from South, East and North India. Kartick Das Baul, a popular Baul singer from Gushkara, West Bengal, is an integral part of Oikyotaan !

Oikyotaan is a 6 member band, but we are open to collaborating with international musicians for concerts based outside India.

Minimum no. of members for shows is 5 piece set up.

Contact info:

BONNIE CHAKRABORTY

H-2003,RAVI ESTATE, POKHRAN ROAD NO. 1, off Devadaya Nagar, THANE west, THANE - 400606,MUMBAI, INDIA

PH# +919920227532, +9122 25855337, email: biswasjit@gmail.com, website: www.oikyotaan.com

( BAUL - A particularly form of Indian Spirituality and Tradition, which is an outcome of Vaishnava histrionics, as in fact the proponents of this genre of music are called Darbesh, Fakir & Baul in East India. Bauls believe in the fact that the worshipper and the shrine resides within our body and one needs to invoke the GOD from within.......dive deep within to soar beyond. Baul music has many genres like Dehawtawtta, Biched, Bhatiyalli, Jhumur, Fakiri, Myanjbhandari and Jaree-Sharee Gaan)

Baul originates from Bengal and the Tradition is more than a 1000 years old! Bauls would be similar to bards or minstrels or the Gypsies of the Black Sea. They are prominent in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Originally they were true renouncers but today they are householders, they re-structure, re-interpret their doctrines and philosophy with the changing times.