Lalon Song

Lalon Song Audio Summary

Recording of the song Lalon Ki Jat and Red Soil arranged by Tony Haynes, performed by the Grand Union Orchestra in Leeds.

Lalon Ki Jaat, a song written by the 19th century Bengali Baul Lalon Shah describing how no one is born with the mark of caste, we are all equal. “Red Soil” describes a father who has migrated to the UK recalling the red soil of bloodshed in Bangladesh and his son replies that now they live here in the UK and this is his country.