Amrito prem shudha bhore
Paan kore matwaara
The sweet nectar of love
The intoxicated one drinks
The wine of heaven, the drink of the breath, is a holy book read by true lovers. The Baul poet Rajjab invites us to get drunk, to enter a world of non-sense, or a higher sense.
In September 2011, Parvathy Baul graciously welcomed the Kabir Project team to her home in Trivandrum and we got an opportunity to immerse in songs and satsangs with her over an intense period of 7 days. One night in the akhada in the upper part of her home, Parvathy performed this song to an intimate audience of friends.
Parvathy is a Baul singer and practitioner, painter and storyteller from Bengal and has been a disciple of Shashanko Goshai and Sanatan Das Baul. She currently lives in Trivandrum, Kerala. (www.parvathybaul.com)
Ektara, Duggi and Vocals: Parvathy Baul
Translation: Vipul Rikhi
Translation Support: Parvathy Baul
Cameras: Smriti Chanchani & Aarthi Parthasarathy
Editing & Sound: Aarthi Parthasarathy
Sub-Titling: Anand Baskaran
Collection: The Kabir Project
Place of recording: Trivandrum, Kerala
Date of recording: September 2011