Nogor Baul: fusion music in contemporary Bangladesh
AuthorHosna, Asma Ul
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Nogor Baul who is also known as James, is a very important figure in our country. Through his great contribution he has made a special place in the hearts of the people. He flourished rock music in the context of Bangladeshi music. Which was nearly impossible without him. Fusion music was already existing in Bangladesh but Norgor Baul expended it through his unique expertise and indepth knowledge. He is not a literal baul but his charismatic talent took fusion music to another level by combining classical music with westernized musical form. Modernization was his key element to further proceed. Thus, I eagerly focused on the utilization of fusion music through the scape of Nogor Baul in contemporary Bangladesh. Especially, the way perceived by Nagar Baul in a particular objective will help us to understand the depth of this paper clearly. This paper will further analyze the consequential changes of fusion music in Bangladesh. Also, it was very important to find out people’s preferences over music from different class, structure and ages to interpret this paper in a descriptive way. As, almost 90% of my informants expressed love for the music of Nogor Baul but 55% of the overall informants expressed ignorance towards classic music. Necessary reasons are provided in the further discussion of this paper.