Artist Profiles: Golam Fakir

Golam Fakir is an acclaimed singer and Dotara player (an instrument much associated with the musical culture of the Bengali people and highly favored by the Baul). Golam comes from Gorbhanga village located in Nadia District of West Bengal, a state of Eastern India. Golam specializes in Marfati, Murshidi and Qawwali repertoire and is regarded as one of the leading singers in Fakiri music.

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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