Hello, my friends. My name is Sohan Jajabor, and I hail from the enchanting city of Mymensingh, Bangladesh. I stand before you today as a humble Baul musician, a seeker of truth through music, carrying the rich legacy of the Baul tradition in my heart and soul.
These songs that I compose, these melodies that flow through me, are not just for my sake or my generation’s. They are timeless whispers of the mystics, songs that connect our souls to the universe. They are meant to be heard, felt, and embraced by all, resonating in the hearts of generations to come.
But here lies our challenge – the path to sustainability, to preserve and share these songs globally. You see, studio-quality recording, capturing the essence of these ancient melodies, is no small feat. It comes at a cost, a cost that I alone cannot bear.
And this is where mOHiKonTok and our cherished friends come into the picture. Their unwavering support is the beacon of hope that lights our way, illuminating the path toward preserving our heritage. For that, my heart swells with gratitude.
I must also extend my heartfelt appreciation to the labels that stand with us, who value folk music’s importance and make it accessible to you and us. It’s through their commitment that the songs of the Bauls continue to reach far and wide, breaking boundaries and touching souls.
mOHiKonTok is not just a name; it’s a vessel for the teachings of the unheard Bauls. We understand that merely singing these songs is not enough. To have a real impact, we must ensure they are recorded in the most proper format, captured with precision, and shared with the world.
You see, the Bangla Baul songs that I’ve been entrusted with composing are crafted with the simple yet profound combination of an acoustic guitar. But that’s not all; to keep the authenticity and the soulful appeal alive, we complement these compositions with folk instruments like the flute, tabla, khonjoni, harmonium, and the heartbeat of our rhythms, the dhol. These elements, along with the enchanting sounds of the six strings and the acoustic-electric guitar, create a soundscape that speaks to your soul.
But, my friends, our journey is not complete. To let these songs reach their full potential, we need the assistance of a label, a label like mOHiKonTok, to act as an aggregator and bring our melodies to life through the Apple iTunes store.
The world must recognize Baul music as more than just a genre; it’s a spiritual journey, a connection between the seen and the unseen, the known and the unknown. It’s a testament to the power of music, transcending borders and language touching every corner of our hearts.
So, my dear friends, I invite you to join mOHiKonTok on Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms. Join us on this incredible journey as we strive to preserve the essence of Baul music, an art form that has the power to heal, inspire, and transcend time itself.
Thank you for your support and for keeping the flame of our musical heritage alive. Together, we can take the teachings of the Bauls to the world, sharing the magic and wisdom they hold within their enchanting melodies.
অপ্রতিষ্ঠিত,অস্থির,চঞ্চল,শান্ত,সময়ে দিকভ্রান্ত,বৈষ্যমের স্বীকার।
তোমার মগজেই আমি।
Free Lance Voice Actor at Deepto TV
Guitar Teacher at TSC, Jahangirnagar University
Student at Student of Sir. Lucky akhand
Former Assistant Producer at BanglaVision
Lives in Mymenshing, Bangladesh.
Artist and Composer at mOHiKonTok.