Ambassador of Bangladesh to S. Korea, Abida Islam ep.5
World Ch. Schedule : MON 20:00 KST
Date : 2020-10-19
The Bauls are wandering minstrels of Bangladesh who explore the depths of the spiritual world through their beautiful songs. They first appeared on record in the 15C and since then have maintained their artistic pursuit, deeply impacting the Bangladeshi culture as a whole. Lalon Shah, the most symbolic Baul spiritual leader of 19C who is still very much respected to this day, expressed the spirit of the Bauls that embodies communication with God, nature’s grandeur, and freedom from rigid religious customs. He is also known to have influenced Tagore, an Indian poet from the Bengal region, who wrote the songs and lyrics of the national anthem of Bangladesh. This week we’ll meet with the Ambassador of Bangladesh to S. Korea, Abida Islam, to talk about the message that Baul songs carry through its history, art, and philosophy.