Shafi Mondol


The wandering musical mystics of Bengal, Bauls such as Shafi Mondol maintain a centuries-old tradition combining Hindu and Sufi roots. Mondol plays a long-necked fretless lute called a dotara and will be accompanied by the one-stringed, droning ektara and drums as he performs songs about spiritual life and love, many written by 19th century tunesmith Lalon Fokir, with a blend of grace with gospel grit.

Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., 2013

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2013

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