Akbar Fakir :: Gunakhata Maaph Koro Aamar Darich.org
One of the senior fakirs of the Jalangi region, Akbar Fakir is a man of powerful presence but very few words. A longtime mentor of Chhoto Golam Fakir from his own village of Jhaudiya, Golam`s latter-day tutelage in the Boirabori tariqa under Rashid Sarkar brought Akbar close to the Rashidi canon of songs as well. Boiraboris consider their tariqa as part of the tradition of Ahl-al-Bayt through their Chistiya lineage, and Sufi-influenced tattwa songs as well as narrative ballads about Sufi personages (being packaged of late as `Bangla Qawwali` in India) form a major part of their singing repertoire. Here in this recording made at the annual sadhushongo held in memory of Rashid Sarkar at Chhoto Golam`s ashram, Akbar Fakir sings one of Rashid`s well-known songs tracing the nature and history of divine compassion in the Islamic tradition.
Creator : Rashid Sarkar
Location : Jhaudiya, Jalangi, Murshidabad, West Bengal
Duration : 9m 15s
Language : Bengali
Source : Shohoj Gaan & Soumik Datta (notes)
Copyright : Soumik Datta
Subject : Baul-Fakir, Folk Music, Murshidabad, West Bengal