Success Stories of the Artists





Tushar Maithani

I always knew that I wanted to pursue music in some capacity and this desire drew me to Mumbai, where I took up a job with Teach For India. Here, I came across performance photos of a friend and ex-colleague, Neeraj Arya, who was then an NSPA artist..

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Dhammrakshit Randive

His soft-spoken demeanor belies no hint of the rousing performances he is capable of delivering. With his trademark calm, he waits for us to commence the interview. We have a long list of questions prepared, some biographical and some seeking to extract personal opinions.

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Mohammed Khan

Although a lover of music and the stage, he never really thought about pursuing a career as a performer. After finishing college, he took up a job in the retail market to support his family and continued to work there for three years. However, life has a strange way of altering our paths..

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Our Goal

The prime motive of the NSPA Foundation is to make art easily accessible to all. The organization achieves this by promoting the culture of street performances, or ‘busking’, in the city. Busking creates a direct, inexpensive interface between people and artists and this helps cultivate an appreciation for the arts. The organization also helps support the livelihoods of independent artists by paying them a performance fee for each performance.

Our Sponsor

Quantum AMC is known for its radical thinking and foresight in the country’s financial sector. The company is also a keen supporter of the arts and has always set aside a portion of its earnings to sponsor the NSPA Foundation’s activities. Today, Quantum AMC is not just a source of funds for NSPA but a great source of encouragement as well.

Our Story

NSPA was first conceived when 'Ajit Dayal' Our Founder found no buyers for his idea of taking Art to the Streets. Two young music aficionados joined hands temporarily with Ajit and first pitched the idea to the Western Railways, Mumbai. Contrary to popular perception, the Railways were most enthusiastic and suggested a pilot run to test the idea.





What We Do ?

Street Performance
Art Literacy
Community Art
Stage Performances
Artists Trainings

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NSPA Team

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NSPA Team

Published July 13, 2017

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Art for All

NSPA hope to contribute towards a larger Art consciousness in society, fostering a greater societal ownership and educated appreciation of our Arts heritage and diversity and the larger Artist community. In line with this idea is NSPA’s Art Literacy Mission



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A Little About NSPA


The organisation was founded in the October of 2012 in Mumbai, and we enjoyed our debut performance at Churchgate Station with folk street musicians, who received the astonishment and accolades of the commuters and pedestrians! We now perform at over a dozen public venues in Mumbai - including the Carter Road Amphi theatre, Mumbai Metro stations, and several parks and organic farmers' markets - for more than 50 hours a week!

The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA Foundation)
is a non-profit initiative dedicated to bringing the culture of street performances to India, and supporting the livelihoods of independent artists - and helping the common man rediscover public spaces and "stuff their eyes with wonder".

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Our Artists




Saurabh Sharma
(Panjabi Folk)
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Folk Masti
(Folk Fusion)
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Suresh Kala
(Uttarakhandi Folk)
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Ram Trio
(Sufi)
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Achchhai Pandey
(Uttarbartiya Folk)
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Naatakwaale
(Street Play)
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What Our Fantastic Audience Say


“I reached Vashi station tired and worn out from the days work, to see a crowd formed around a man, went to investigate, and I saw a man performing a song which sounded like Sufi music to me. His voice echoed through the granite corridors of the station and the merry strums of his guitar filled the air with melancholy. I stood there hearing his song about finding God in ones own belief, reminded me of Kabir ke Dohe which i had read when i was a kid."

“Thanks to u and ur authentic orchestra.. just experience it at churhcgate stn"

“MORE POWER TO YOU!"

“Its a great message forwarded to people through the six strings. Great !!"

“Dear NSPA, Had an opportunity to listen to you guys in ACTREC lawn today. Great team and a wonderful evening. Cheers! "

“Pratyul Joshi, All the best. You have a promising career ahead. As for the initiative, thumbs up. Suggestion: You can conduct street plays on general awareness. Am sure people will watch just like this!"






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