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Bhatiali or Bhatiyali is a form of folk music in Bangladesh. Bhatiyali is a boat song, sung by boatmen while going down streams of the river, as the word Bhatiyali comes from Bhata meaning ebb or downstream [1]

It is mostly sung in the Mymensingh District along the Brahmaputra River or the Bhati (lower region of a river) area. Bhaitaili lyrics are traditionally about boating, fishing and rivers. Among the 14 subject of folk music in Bangladesh, that includes Deha-tatva (about the body) and Murshid-tatva (about the guru), Bhatiali deals with Prakriti-tatva (about nature).

Notable collectors, composers and writers in the genre are Miraz Ali, Ukil Munshi, Rashid Uddin. Jalal Khan, Jang Bahadur, Shah Abdul Karim and Umed Ali. Between the 1930s and 1950 Bhaitali has seen its golden age, when most of these personalities were contributing to the genre. Singer Abbas Uddin made the genre popular singing Amay bhashaili re, amay dubaili re and other popular numbers. In the 2000s, Malay Ganguly and Bari Siddiki are two most prominent Bhatiali singers.

See also[edit]


  • Niyamul Kabir Sajal, Bhatiali Naia (Bengali), Chutir Dine, Prothom Alo, 2008-04-19

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74 news items

Financial Express Bangladesh
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:12:26 -0700

... durga puja, jatra, palagaan, bolikhela, celebration of victory day, ekushey February, independence day, Lalon festival in Kustia, Bhawaiya (Songs of bullock cart drivers of the North), Bhatiali (music of fishermen and boatmen), nakshi katha ...

Financial Express Bangladesh

Financial Express Bangladesh
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:31:29 -0700

In addition, relevant authorities try to encourage greater attention towards our rich folk heritage by sponsoring competitions in urban areas where folk-singers compete in singing Baul, Marfati, Murshidi and Bhatiali songs. The selective process ...

Financial Express Bangladesh

Financial Express Bangladesh
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:33:45 -0700

Festivals are universal to all societies. Some festivals are so deep-rooted in the collective life that they continue to amuse us from generation to generation. Pahela Baishakh is such kind of a Bengali festival that has enriched and embellished ...

Times of India

Times of India
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:02:44 -0700

Since folk is Soumitra's favourite genre, there will be an original folk composition apart from a bhatiali song, a Nazrulgeeti and one modern number. "Lyrics of the modern song have been penned by Sanjay. I'm currently putting it to tune. That apart, I ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:03:57 -0700

There, the dusty, rugged, muddy roads take the place of rivers; bullock carts replace boats, and Bhawaiya and Chatka take the place of Bhatiali. Then we have Bichhedi or the songs of separation. There is a wide spectrum of mystic songs composed by ...
Times of India
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:32:27 -0700

KOLKATA : After seven years, a Kolkata-based organization—Banglanatak.com—has won a prestigious grant from the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2014 for their project "Documentation of Bengal folk music genres Bhawaiya, Bhatiali, ...
Business Standard
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 02:41:15 -0800

A jhumur (song and dance of tea tribes of Assam) medley, a Bhatiali (sung mostly by the boatman in riverine districts of Bengal) number; Bhojpuri song "Pagal kahela na", Tokari (a stringed instrument) geet and zikirs (devotional Sufi songs) of Assam ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:14:54 -0800

Beginning and closing with Rabindra Sangeet, they took turns in singing a number of Lalon songs in the middle, and Bhatiali. The use of esraj and cello on the one hand and guitar, banjo and swaraj, and two percussionists in tandem created some moments.

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