Artist profiles: Akkas Fakir

Akkas Fakir is also an extremely popular Fakiri singer and Khol player from Nadia district of West Bengal. Akkas primarily sings the songs of Lalan Shah Fakir, a true propagator of Baul philosophy from Kushtia district, Bangladesh. Typically, his songs express sentiments of love and universal brotherhood.

Discography

Introducing Sufi Fakirs Of Bengal (Introducing, INTRO117DD, 2012)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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