Kabbo Kamrul's latest audio album titled “Boishakh-er Puthi” is now in the audio market. Puthial, a troupe that recites puthi, has produced the album marking Boishakh. This is the lone puthi album on Boishakh.
The album features five tracks –“Elo Boishakh Elo,” “Lungi,” “Haal-er Dhaka,” “Ati Bhai-er Katha” and “Swapno”. Kabbo Kamrul wrote the lyrics for the album and lent his voice in recording the tracks. Folk researcher and a teacher at the Department of Music of University of Dhaka, Kamol Khalid has directed puthi for the album.
The recorded puthi tracks are accompanied by local instrumental music by Arif Baul on dotara, Sukumar on dhol and Kabir Hossain on mondira. Shekhor has played percussion and ektara and has done the mixing and master for the album.
Puthi is a genre of poetry that is generally recited in melody by a person while others listen to that. Puthi was once regarded as a popular performing art media in Bengal's cultural life. The heritage is now on the verge of extinction. Kabbo Kamrul's efforts deserve accolades as he seeks to revive and popularise puthi among the urbanites.
The artiste's first audio album titled “Kabbo Kamrul-er Puthi” was released under the label of Laser Vision in 2010.