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Mumbai Harmonics performs at QTube Cafe

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Like all other musical instruments, the harmonica too isn’t easy to master. However, unlike the guitar, which has a reputation for being be a chick magnet, the harmonica gives you no brownie points with the ladies and so, not many lads take to learning this instrument. But, the harmonica is a melodious instrument and, if played properly, can conjure up some very fine and moving tunes (that’s probably why girls fell in love with Sunil in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) There are a few men in Mumbai who know this to be true and have pursued learning the harmonica with perseverance and passion. Several of these harmonica enthusiasts have come together to form the group Mumbai Harmonics, a group that meets up frequently to jam and help musicians connect with each other. Recently, they put up a performance at QTube Café. The event saw Harmonica enthusiasts belonging to different age groups and occupations come together to create wonderful music. Several of them put up delightful improv performances that proved their mastery over the instrument. The event was a treat to the ears, and very inspiring for aspiring harmonica players. Here are a few images from the event:

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NSPA Now at 4 New Metro Stations!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

 

The Mumbai Metro has always be a fun place to perform at. Perpetually populated and bustling with hurrying commuters, one feel the pulse of the city that never sleeps here. Performing among this whirlwind of movement and energy is always rewarding. Sometimes it’s a pat on the back that makes our day, sometimes it’s the singing along that brings a smile to our face. Here, we get to interact with people, entertain them and tell them a bit about ourselves too. Truly, performing at Mumbai Metro stations is a one of a kind experience, something we enjoy immensely and look forward to eagerly.

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Till today, our artists have been performing at Ghatkopar, Andheri, Marol Naka and Saki Naka Stations. However, from tomorrow onwards, in additions to these four stations our artists will also perform at four new stations – D. N Nagar, Airport Road, Versova and W.E.H stations, from 9-11 am and 5-8 pm. Yes guys, we’ve been granted permission to perform at four more Metro Stations and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity. This takes us a step closer towards achieving our dream of taking art to the streets and making Mumbai an artist-friendly and art-conscious city. Eager to know which days our artists will perform on? Here’s the schedule-

Versova – Mondays

W.E.H. – Tuesdays

D.N Nagar & Airport Road – Wednesdays

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We would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to the Mumbai Metro for being so supportive of our initiative. As for y’all, we hope this helps make your commute a little more enjoyable. If you ever happen to be stressed out because of a bad day at work, stop a while next to one of our artists and let melodious music wash the day’s stress away!

 

5 Reasons why you must Audition for NSPA

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

We, at the NSPA, have big hearts and big arms and are opening both in a bid to embrace more art forms and artists. Yes, we have decided to expand our artist base and so, are conducting auditions on the 28th of Jan, from 11 am – 3 pm at QTube Cafe, S.V. Road, Bandra. We urge all aspiring musicians, actors, poets to pluck up the courage and audition for us so that we get a chance to give some upcoming talented artists a chance to grow and shine.

To Register for the auditions: https://nspa.in/audition.php

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Still hesitant to audition? Here are 5 reasons why you must! Hope these motivate you to go ahead and register for our auditions!

Been There, Done That

Auditions can be unnerving, because you’re conscious about the fact that someone is judging you and your talent. However, once you go through an audition, you’re likely to feel more confident and competitive and this will go a long way in helping you perform better the next time you have to prepare for one. Also, at an audition, you’re exposed to performances from different artists, helping you gauge you’re abilities and skills better. You may also be lucky enough to forge a new friendship that could result in a fruitful collaboration in the future!

On-board NSPA!

Once you get selected that is. But, if you do, you become an NSPA artist and being one surely has its perks. You get a fixed number of slots each month, guaranteeing you the opportunity of performing at various public locations. You also get a chance to perform at big stage events we bag. Apart from this, there are additional benefits you’re sure to enjoy, like being featured on our website and social media channels and getting videos of your performance shot and shared on our YouTube channel.

It’s not Just about Playing & Performing

The NSPA is involved in several art-related activities and programs. We not only have street and stage performances, but we also conduct community art programs, art literacy programs and training sessions for our artists. So, you’ll get a chance to try your hand out at all these activities and therefore, gain greater exposure and practice!

Exposure + Kickass collabs = Growth

At the NSPA, we strive for excellence and urge our artists too to constantly grow and evolve. For those in need of training, we organize training workshops. For those interested in trying out new forms, we give them a chance to collaborate with other artists so that they get a chance to experiment and learn something new. Once a part of NSPA, all are opportunities and resources are thrown open to you, so you’re sure to get all the backing and support you require to make a name for yourself.

Money (because one can’t live on Love & Fresh Air)

We don’t expect you to perform for free, after all, we all have bills to pay and cheques to write. So, we pay our artists a stipulated sum as remuneration for their efforts. This way, our artists get to do what they love and are good at without having to worry about a big, empty hole forming in their pockets. Well, you too can join us and use your talents to earn some money!

So, what are you waiting for? Come for our auditions and get your talented friends and acquaintances along as well.