Subject– The Folk Songs of India
Hello, I hope this email finds you in the best of health. The other day mom was listening to her recorder and a song started to play. It was Baul, the folksong of Bengal. Hearing it reminded me of you. I remember you telling me how that is the essence of your culture and your favourite folk song.
Although we are online friends and the internet is what connects us, yesterday I felt as if more than one element connects us, for instance, this song. It transported me from my house to your city. Never had I fathomed that a song in a language I do not even understand would mean to me so much, that I would actually enjoy it.
I have to admit, it is a very beautiful song to listen to and although I did not understand the lyrics I hope you will explain it to me in your next email. My mother listens to these songs because she is a lover of Indian Sangeet. Now I enjoy it too because I feel it connects me to my roots. It brings me closer to my land and helps me connect with all those who love it too.
Tell me apart from Baul which is your favourite folk song and I will try to listen to it. Eagerly awaiting your email and do not forget to explain the lyrics.