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QTube Events for the Week (Nov 19-25)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

As we’re gearing up for our upcoming event Rhythm by the Bay featuring ex- and senior NSPA artists among others at the Royal Opera House on the 1st and 2nd of December (click here for tickets), we’ve got a great line up of events right here at home at QTube Cafe as well.



Workshop on using music, musical instruments and rhythm in storytelling. Participants / Storytellers will get a chance to experiment with using a host of different musical instruments.

Date: 22 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

Entry: Rs. 800/-


Dr. Rahul Sharma (AGEAC)

THE TRANSFORMATION OF IMPRESSIONS – Many studies have proved that a human being is a victim of circumstances that surround him: stress, financial crisis, depression, mental restlessness. Know how to manage the difficult situations of life. web- www.ageac.org/en or ph-9868453843

Date: 22 November 2018

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: FREE


That Was Funny

Comedy Open Mic bought to you by That Was Funny. A weekly event with free entry that happens every Friday. Some good laughs on the way. Please contact Suhel for a spot on 9820225386

Date: 23 November 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE


Vvennus Club

Learning session with Vvennus Club. Learn the miracles of gratitude. Gratitude can change your life as it’s a most powerful source of inspiration…come and join us and experience the gratitude miracles.

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Entry: Rs. 500/-


The Thought Foundation

In this very unique and one-of-a-kind workshop, the parents and children will learn how to: 1) Communicate with trust and compassion with each other, 2) Assess non-verbal cues from each other, 3) Be assertive and not aggressive or passive, 4) Communicate openly. Reach at: 74-00-00-93-18

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Entry: FREE


Aarti Asrani

REBORN” is a book that talks about the silent messages that your vibes are sending into the universe that is not allowing you to receive and have the life you desire. This event will be an interaction with the author as she gives you tools and learning from the book that will help you transform your life. What if this is the answer you have been looking for a long time now?Join us as we make the Book “REBORN” come ALIVE. Join us as you actively participate in the creation of your life.

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 4 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE


IMUG (India Mac User Group)

If you’re a Mac fan/user or considering buying a Mac, then come and join us to learn a thing or two, heck you could even come over to teach us a few tricks on the Mac.

Date: 25 November 2018

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Entry: FREE


Art Talez

Watercolours painting workshop. Learn to paint a beautiful misty pine trees forest while learning basics of watercolours, basic techniques and tips and tricks of watercolours.

Date: 25 November 2018

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Entry: Rs. 1500/-


Untold Tales

Open mic night with untold Tales of poetry and storytelling music where everyone will be given the slot to perform

Date: 25 November 2018

Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE


Have a great week!

QTube Events for the Week (Oct 29-Nov 4)

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

“Knock Knock”

“Who’s there?”


“Owls who?”

“Yeah, they do”


Now that we’ve started your week off with a bad joke, the good news is that your week can only get better from here! So here’s to happy, if silly, week!


Dr. Rahul Sharma (AGEAC)

THE YOGA OF THE SLEEP – Dreams have orientated life of great men and women of all times.They can also orientate your life. You will learn an easy technique to remember all your oneiric experiences and afterwards tou will learn to interpret those experiences correctly. web- www.ageac.org/en or ph-9868453843

Date: 30 October 2018

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE


World Art Branding Conclave

This Workshop is called “HOW TO USE AND BRAND YOUR ARTWORKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA”. In this Special session, We will share Strategies, Principles, and Procedures that successful artists use to brand themselves on social media, & You will also learn a Step by Step process of how to create a successful professional artistic social media pages.

Date: 2 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 7 pm

Entry: FREE



#Find Your Inner Rhythm – Come! Drum! Come explore the power of Rhythm Therapy. Very effective with depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD. Exploring Rhythm therapeutically has shown to be very effective with treating PTSD, and dealing with the other effects of trauma and abuse. The ticket price is a suggested contribution only.

Date: 3 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm

Entry: Rs. 725/-



Irshaad – 17th Poetry Open Mic. No Entry Charges!! Free & open for all. Any Language…Any Genre…We are all ears :) BUT! Specifically – NO Bad Words or Hate Speech would be tolerated.

Date: 3 November 2018

Time: 4 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE


Empire Educare

Boost Your Business with YouTube, Udemy, Skillshare etc. Learn how to create engaging, trending videos for your business or self to achieve growth and profit. Understand what goes behind the scenes and how you can take a pie of this ever growing online world.

Date: 4 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm

Entry: FREE



The workshop aims to introduce basic strokes, techniques and make everyone enjoy brush lettering. Brush lettering is so on trend right now and we’re so excited to bring you this workshop. We’ll teach you from basic to advance level techniques just bring your creative self and let’s have lettering party.

Date: 4 November 2018

Time: 2 pm to 6:30 pm

Entry: Rs. 1500


Have a great week!

Drum Diaries: What are ‘Drum Circles’ all about?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The sound of drumbeats is enchanting, it’s a sound our body is all too familiar with. Place your hand on your chest and you’ll know what I’m talking about. From ancient times, drums have been used to create music, rhythmic beats that have sometimes summoned the Gods, sometimes called attention towards lurking predators and sometimes, created an atmosphere fitted for celebration or mourning. Even today, we rely heavily on drumbeats for the creation of music. And aren’t they just wonderful? Those thumping rhythms can really fill the atmosphere with life and make us want to jump off our seats and head towards the dancefloor.

Imagine what it would sound like if a group of musicians, equipped with various kinds of percussion instruments sat in a cluster and created music only with these beats. Beginning with a faint rumble, the beats grow louder and louder till the symphony reaches fever pitch, and the booming, thunderous sound of different beats played in tandem fill the atmosphere. This is what you would experience if you ever got a chance to be a part of a ‘Drum Circle.’

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A drum circle is nothing but a group of people who come together and create music using percussion instruments. This circle may consist of trained drummers or amateurs. Sometimes, especially in community or therapeutic drum circles, even those who have absolutely no experience in playing are invited to join. In a typical drum circle, one finds a variety of percussion instruments like drums, Cajons, tablas, djembes or even simple instruments like shakers, bells or wood blocks.

To get a better understanding of drum circles and what they sound like, check out this video: NSPA Drum Circle

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Our NSPA artists formed a drum circle to entertain the audience at ‘Marico Evenings’

So, what’s so great about these musical circles? Well, they are perfect examples of collaborative creativity, because every person in the circle is given the space and freedom to express his rhythmic spirit through his instrument. Yet, all players are constantly in touch with the fundamental groove or the pulse of the group and strive to keep their rhythms in line with these beats. Each player tries to merge his rhythms with the groups’ and avoids being too loud or obtrusive. Hence, one has to listen as much as one plays. The result is harmonious, rhythmic music, a well-rehearsed song, although many individuals play different instruments simultaneously.

So, if you ever get a chance to be a part of such a drum circle, would you participate willingly? Well, you must for it’ll surely be a once in a lifetime experience! However, just remember to feel the pulse of the group, and once you imbibe it, go with the beats your hands come up with for you can trust your body to know exactly what to play!

NSPA brings Indie Power to Marico Evenings!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

After days of anticipation and excitement, the mega music event, ‘Marico Evenings’ finally happened. The setup was beautiful. A colorful backdrop dressed the stage and rows of multi-colored lights set the mood for the evening. As the sun continued its downward march, the seats began to fill up, and as if competing with that great ball of fire, the audience seemed to want to fill the venue before the sun could make a graceful exit. They sure did succeed, for within minutes, every chair was occupied! Ones who couldn’t find a seat chose to watch the performances standing, and soon, a thick, snake-like line began to form around the venue.

The evening kicked off with a bang with our theatre enthusiasts, ‘Natakwale,’ presenting a thought-provoking drama. Their play tackled an issue that has been a cause for much concern of late; the safety of women in society. Through witty dialogues laced with a generous dose of sarcasm, they forced us to question and rethink some of the misogynistic attitudes we hold towards women. They also appealed to the audience to be more vigilant regarding the issue of women’s safety while also suggesting measures women could take in order to protect themselves better.

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To liven up the atmosphere and infuse melody into the thoughtful silence that followed the play, our next performers, 9 Beat, took to the stage. Armed with their simple instruments which included a flute, a guitar and a djembe, this team of three serenaded the audience with their harmonious instrumental compositions. A sense of calm permeated the atmosphere and you couldn’t help but close your eyes and relax as the melodious notes washed over your senses.

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After this soothing performance, it was time to bring on an interesting mix, a performance that blended Middle Eastern and Western musical influences. While the guitarist strummed gently and sang popular English numbers, a deftly played tabla kept time to his strumming, delivering the right beats at the right time.

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Next, it was time for some Sufi music and who better to give us this soulful treat than the very popular RAM-Trio. They took to the stage and belted out some popular numbers like ‘Piya Re,’ ‘Allah ke Bande Haste,’ and ‘Dama Dum Mast Kalandar.’ Their heartfelt, poignant performance appealed not just to the senses but to the soul too and one could feel the magic of Sufi music take over.

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Up next was a performance that presented a mix of styles. From Uttarakhandi folk to Uttarbhartiya folk to Punjabi folk to Lavani, One Nation, One Music presented an eclectic mix of styles that kept the audience enthralled and energized. One couldn’t help but clap to the beat and sing along!

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We reached the end of the evening and what better way to conclude an event as energetic as this than by another power-packed performance! The Drum Circle, a band that creates rhythmic music using percussion instruments like the cajon, djembe, dhol, tabla and symbols were called upon to deliver this spirited closing. And did they wow the audience! One could see feet tapping and heads nodding everywhere. The reverberating beats seemed to energize the audience and they began to cheer with newfound vigor and enthusiasm. Way to go Drum Circle!

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Finally, it was time to bid adieu to the audience and thank them for their support. However, before we could sign off, our artists were treated to a happy surprise. To congratulate and thank them for their fabulous performances, a certificate of appreciation was awarded to them on behalf of Marico Evenings! How cool is that!

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For more photographs from the evening, check out the ‘Marico Evenings‘ album on Facebook.

Marico Evenings | Free Music Gig | 22nd March

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Picture this:

A slowly setting sun infuses a gorgeous golden-orange tint in the sky. It’s a peaceful evening and the trees sway gently to the rhythm of the winds. There’s an open air stage in front of you, beautifully illuminated by lights, growing brighter and brighter as darkness takes over. From the stage emanates music, moving, entrancing music that sucks you in, mind and soul, and transports you to another time, when Sufi saints walked the earth, or to a another place, where festive folk music lures vibrantly-dressed dancers into swaying to its echoing rhythms. Wouldn’t you love to experience something like this?

Well actually, you can, at Marico Evenings! NSPA brings to you Marico Evenings, a talent-filled evening designed to delight music and drama lovers. Scheduled to be held at the Carter Road Amphitheater on 22nd March, this event offers an amazing lineup of gifted artists who deliver some flawless, inspiring performances. From Sufi rock performances, to upbeat folk songs, to witty plays with eye-opening messages to harmonious instrumental pieces, this event offers an eclectic mix of performances that are sure to captivate even the most scrupulous connoisseurs of creativity.

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Still not motivated to attend the event? Here’s another reason why you should. All the artists performing at the event are independent artists, who have chosen to work their way up the ladder by self-tutoring themselves or by using the training they’ve received in the most innovative ways possible. So, you’re sure to be treated to some brilliant compositions and renditions. Revel in this creativity and have an eventful, wonderful Sunday!

And yes, don’t forget to bring family and friends along!

Check out the poster for details regarding artists and performance timings.

Marico Evening

Marico Evening