Parvathy Baul is a practitioner, performer, and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal. She is also an instrumentalist, storyteller, and painter. She has performed in over forty countries, including such prestigious concert halls and music festivals as the Noh Theater in Kyoto, the World Music Center in New York City, and the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco. She is a tireless advocate for both preservation and renewal of the tradition, and is making systematic training in traditional Baul arts available to women on a scale that has never occurred previously. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2017 for her contribution to the Baul music.