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Bhatiali or Bhatiyali is a traditional form of folk music in Bengal, Bangladesh and West Bengal. Bhatiyali is a traditional 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 mostly is 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.

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References[edit]

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



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3 news items

 
indiablooms
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IBNS) A Kolkata-based organisation "Banglanatok.com" showcased their project at the American Centre to preserve three genres of traditional folk musics- Bhawaiya songs of North Bengal, Bhatiali songs of Sunderbans in South Bengal and ...
 
The Daily Star
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:02:32 -0700

“When I perform baul songs, my soul subconsciously turns baul, when I perform bhatiali, I instinctively become a boatman, again when I present a bichchhedi (melancholic) song, I become pathetically secluded. This is my way of presenting folk songs of ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -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, ...
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