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The Theatre of Democracy

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

BY: ABHEESHEK DEV ROYE

“No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The underprivileged, the ones in need, the ostracised corners of our chest-thumping and proud society, are the ones who primarily populate the streets of our country. While they may seem like silent observers, who should and must hold to the shorter end of the rope that we, the privileged, have so benevolently handed over to them, their voice is the pertinent sound you hear in many of the erstwhile and on-going protests in our Democracy, oft-cited as world’s largest. And what is a democracy without the freedom to express as one wants? Is Freedom of Speech too much for our thin skins? Are conferences, public speeches, Gram-sabhas, Nukkad-naataks, addas and the collective dissemination of ideologies, facts, fiction and the rest, a good way to give voice to the oppressed?

The answer to the latter question is perhaps a yes or a no. But what should be agreed upon by us now, is the role of street theatre and performances in a democracy like ours and around the globe.

Street theatre is intrinsically entwined into our culture and ethos. More than five thousand years ago, “Nritya” was a form of theatre that existed in our country when Sanskrit theatre was at its zenith. The dances conveyed a story, a morale or an ideology. At the same time, indigenous values and stories were spread in the rural corners of the country to keep communicate the ancient myths and stories of our rich culture. This kind of theatre is still prevalent in our country in the 21st century. I once happened to learn a lot more about Ramayan from a street play in Guptkashi, Uttarakhand than I could from reading my school books. These nukkad plays, or are a source of cultural enrichment and entertainment in the hinterlands of our primarily agrarian country. Not much unlike the Bhil tribes in the Aravalli hills of Udaipur district in Rajasthan, who put on a vigorous and colourful show during the months of July and August, celebrating Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in a festival known as Gavari.

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Picture: An evening Gavari Performance in Udaipur

Source: W. David Kubiak, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Street theatre found its social and political clout in our country during the struggle against our Western colonisers. As the enlightened and educated citizens of pre-independent India grew more aware the barbaric and fascist British regime, they saw no clear opportunity to mobilise the nation through its innumerable newspapers and media outlets. The problem was (and ironically still is) the utter lack of education and literacy, further turned grim by the diversity in languages and cultures. Street plays offered direct participation, real-time reaction, and dialogue with the people. It seeded ideas into people’s heads, with simple plays of relatable struggles, pertinent issues of the society and effectively managed to communicate the need for action. Street theatre emerged as a potent medium to express and catalyse social transformation through participatory methods.

The women of the Garhwal tribe in their stance during the Chipko Andolan of 1973

Picture: The women of the Garhwal tribe in their stance during the Chipko Andolan of 1973

Source: Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Street Theatre on Domestic Violence, Chandigarh, India

   Picture: Street Theatre on Domestic Violence, Chandigarh, India

Source: Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Since then, Street plays in the rural areas of India are widely used by NGO’s and even Government Organizations to spread awareness about developmental programs, schemes, preventable ailments, Women’s health, Malnutrition and several other pertinent issues. Socio-political issues, which might sometimes alienate the common man in terms of jargon and understanding, are best displayed with flair, creativity and most importantly, engagement via impact, through street theatre. As Ryan Powers, an artist in Pandies Theatre opines, “it is inherent in any theatrical performance that you would want to identify with what is going on. That is where I think it is more powerful than a speech”

In any part of the world, an uprising against the mighty ills of the society or even against the ones in autocratic power, needs the mobilization of people, their collective empathy and conscience. While speeches can only tremble our inner compass, street theatre is what creates fodder for the mind and the hearts of the common man.

NSPA Performances to Watch Out For!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Come rain or storm, NSPA artists diligently put up performances at various places in the city. The best part about these performances is that they’re free. Yes, you don’t have to shell out even a penny to listen to our artists. All we ask of you is to give us a some of your time and attention. Here is a list of locations our artists will be performing at over the next few days. Head over to these venues to enjoy some wonderful live music performances and street plays too!

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Oberoi, Goregaon: The performance-art loving folks at Oberoi have created ‘Theater Thursdays’ and ‘Musical Fridays’ to make your weekdays fun days! Watch NSPA artists perform thought-provoking, witty street plays every Thursday, from 4-6 pm. Plus, to celebrate ‘Musical Fridays,’ NSPA artists will be putting up melodious performances from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Head over to enjoy two days of fab, fab performances!

Mumbai Metro Stations: NSPA artists have become regular performers at Metro stations. The Mumbai Metro believes in making commuting comfortable and enjoyable and have always encouraged busking inside stations. On your way to or from work, you can always stop a while and immerse your senses in some melodious music. All you need to do is spot our artists (dressed in our trademark yellow tees) and stand next to them for a bit. This Saturday and Sunday, performances will be held at Marol Naka and Ghatkopar stations respectively, from 9-11 am and from 5-8 pm.

Infinity, Malad: Infinity is a new venue the NSPA has bagged and NSPA artists will now perform here every Thursday from 6-8 pm. We have artists performing a range of genres, so whether you like Sufi or folk music or tend to be partial towards western pop and blues, you’re sure to find an artist performing ‘your kinda music.’

Well, hope our initiative of taking art to the streets helps you have an enjoyable week and weekend!

Fun Things to do this week!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Who says you need to wait for the weekend to have a good time? Here are some fun events you can check out after work/college to have a good time.

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Film: It’s going to be a good week for cinephiles. If you love movies that offer a lot more than the regular dishum-dishum and item numbers, these two film festivals will delight you with their movie offerings.

The World War Film Festival:

The physical scars left by wars might heal, but the mental and emotional ones rarely do. This film festival, organized by Enlighten Film Society, promises to show six of the greatest films ever made on war. The works of some iconic directors like Stanley Kubrick and Roberto Rossellini are included in this set.

Where? Matterden CFC Theatre (Lower Parel)

When? Monday – Thursday, 7 pm-11.30 pm

The European Film Festival:

The 20th European Film Festival will be screening 21 award winning European Films from different genres of European Cinema. Explore new cinematic techniques, cultural practices and global perspectives through these intelligent, moving films.

Where? Alliance Francaise

When? Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm onwards

(For schedule and timings, check this link: European Film Festival

Art & Craft: Not all of us can bring canvas to life with our paintings. But, there are a few gifted souls out there who succeed in doing this with ease. ‘Encounters’ is an exhibition that puts on display the work of one such artist. Explore designs that promise to a spark cross-cultural dialogue between traditional forms of folk art from around the world.

Where? Tarq (Colaba)

When? Till May 28th, 11 am-7 pm

Passages from Reclusive Conversations:

A solo painting exhibition featuring the works of Mahesh Baliga. His allegorical and satirical paintings provoke you to re-imagine re-look at everyday scenarios in a new light.

Where? Project 88 (Colaba)

When? Till May 30th, 11 am-7 pm

Music:

Count on the NSPA to deliver a regular, unfaltering supply of live performances. Every day of the week, different NSPA artists station themselves at different locations and deliver melodious, upbeat street performances to help bring art to the people. From Sufi rock performances, to alternative rock melodies, you’re sure to be treated to a wide range of musical genres and art forms.

Click on this link to get our event schedule: Upcoming NSPA performances

Drama: ‘Chinta Chod Chintami’ brilliantly explores the unrest and tension families experience because of the generation gap. Learn a bit or two about family life and problem solving from this insightful drama.

Where? Prithvi

When? Friday, 9 pm onwards

Well, that’s it from us. Hope this list helps you have a fun week!

Fun Things to do this week!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

In a city as dynamic as Mumbai, you don’t have to wait for the weekend to unwind and have a good time. In bustling bylanes, on the streets, inside hole in the wall cafes, a steady stream of activity unfolds. All you need to do is to tap into this spirited stream to have a great time, everyday! We understand, that with work/studies and family commitments, it’s difficult to keep track of all that is happening in this lively city. To make your job easier and search more productive, we’ve made a list of the coolest, funkiest happenings in Mumbai. Underline the events that interest you and make your way towards these venues after work.

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For Drama lovers:

Well, y’all sure are in luck for there are two interesting plays happening this week. This Wednesday, head towards Prithvi Theatre to watch ‘Dirty Talk,’ a play that delves into the private life of a famous Indian scientist who is hiding a secret that, if exposed, can destroy his spotless image and ruin his prospects. For more details, click here: Dirty Talk

For Music lovers:

For your daily dose of music, all you need to do is head to a venue our artists are performing at. NSPA artists perform at various locations around the city, so you can always stop by on your way back from work/college and enjoy a few minutes of soothing music. To know our artists will be performing this week, check out our events page: Performances

You could also attend a concert titled, ‘Remembering Jaco Pastorius,’ at Tata Theatre this Thursday. A tribute will be paid to Jaco Pastorius, an American jazz musician, composer, electric bass player and big band leader. He is best known for revolutionizing the way the bass guitar is played. For more details, visit this site: Remembering Jaco Pastorius

Ghazal lovers, here’s something you’re sure to love. ‘The Heritage Ghazal Festival – A Tribute to Jagjit Singh’ happens this Friday and will showcase some of the brightest talents from around the world. It will also pay tribute to the glorious tradition of Ghazal music. Click on the link for more details, The Heritage Ghazal Festival

For standup comedy lovers:

Comedy on the Big Mic 79 @ The Hive happens today, 8.30 pm onwards. Let talented comedians entertain you with their hilarious jokes and sarcastic one liners. Laugh till your sides hurt and feel your stress melt away and bad mood evaporate!

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Watch upcoming comedians put up their best and most entertaining performances this Tuesday at Canvas Laugh Club, 10.30 pm onwards. Get your buddies along too and have a riotous time!

Well, hope this list of ours helps you have a fabulous week!

The Big NSPA Auditions – Talent, Music, Happiness!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The NSPA recently had a second, much bigger round of auditions on the 16th of April at Pushpa Narsee Park, Juhu. There were 26 applicants in all, some individual performers and some groups. The atmosphere in the park was wonderful, rife with talent and filled with the sound of instruments and lyrical voices. It felt nice to see artists tuning their instruments and practicing their performance pieces prior to the auditions. Some chose to sit with their bandmates while some wandered around alone, exploring the place and calming themselves. There seemed however, to be just one thing on everyone’s mind – the impending NSPA auditions!

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Once the auditions commenced, we observed a common trend. Most artists were a little hesitant during their first performance, perhaps because of nervousness, but as soon as they moved into their second performance, one could sense the tension melt away and the artists then gave us a clearer picture of their abilities and passion. It was also easy to spot the more seasoned professionals among this sea of talent. They were the ones with the most confidence and showmanship, like the stage was home to them, and performing in front of crowds, a piece of cake.

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The auditions offered up an interesting mix of performers, there were mouth organ enthusiasts, percussionists, folk singers, Sufi musicians, indie pop addicts and even a visually challenged flutist, a rapper and a performer who sang songs in 3 different South Indian languages! Then there were those creative composers who like to pen their own lyrics and create their own tunes. What a vibrant, talent-rich medley of languages, genres and instruments! In those four hours, it felt like we had travelled across the whole of India and had sampled the musical tastes of almost every culture!

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Another heart-warming observation was the camaraderie we witnessed among the artists. Although many of them were strangers to each other, played different genres of music, belonged to different age groups and even nationalities, it was interesting to see them cheer for and support each other. Irrespective of the genre, if you delivered a good performance, you could be sure to receive a hearty round of applause and encouraging pats on the back. It was like for those four hours, differences went unnoticed as hearts and minds were bound together by a common passion, music!

Unforgettable moments from the auditions:

A 16-year-old amazes us with his rock-n-roll performance

There wasn’t a dearth of talent at the auditions, however, there was one artist who won our hearts. We’re talking about a lively, 16-year-old, Rock-n-roll fan, who performed a fabulous rendition of Elvis Presley’s ‘Jail house rock.’ His strong, powerful vocals captivated us completely and his bubbling, sunny personality brought a smile to our face. Unfortunately, we couldn’t select him since he was underage, but we’re sure his performance won’t be forgotten anytime soon!

Watch the video now!

Jail House Rock

Harmonica players perform an impromptu piece

Another such moment came towards the end of the auditions, when two harmonica players jammed together for us! Although the performance was a spontaneous one, completely unplanned and unrehearsed, they complemented each other’s notes and tunes so well that it felt like they had been playing together for ages!

Check out their fab performance here:

Mario Theme on Harmonica

On the whole, the auditions were amazing, and we did find some really talented performers. The results will be out soon, so keep checking our Facebook page!

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!

Fun Things to do this Week!

Monday, April 6th, 2015

It’s that time of the week when we list down all the fun activities and events you can be a part of during the week so that you don’t find yourself desperately awaiting the weekend. Here are some inspiring and enjoyable activities that are sure to interest art, music and drama lovers. Pick up an event/events that excite you and pay a visit to the venue after work to spice up your weekday, workday routine.

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Art Lovers:

Well peeps, there’s a lot in store for you this week. If you’re feeling philanthropic, The Indian Cancer Society gives you a chance to help out those in need. Pick up a couple of artworks from the ‘Art for A Cause,’ art exhibition, an exhibition that aims raise funds to help out deserving cancer patients and do your bit for society. More than 50 renowned artists will have their works on display, so you’re sure to find something worth buying.

Venue: Art and Soul Gallery (Worli) 11 am onwards, Monday – Thursday

Check out the works of celebrated British painter and printmaker, Howard Hodgkin, at Jehangir Nicholson Gallery from Monday to Sunday, 11 am onwards. Hodgkin is known for his semi-abstract paintings that make use of bold strokes of colour to convey emotional states, private judgements and specific meanings. Look out for his two major works “Rain” and “Come into the Garden, Maud” at the exhibition.

Music Lovers:

As usual, NSPA artists put on fabulous performances at various locations to help make your week more enjoyable and musical. On Tuesday, head towards Carter Road, from 6-9 pm to enjoy pop fusion and alternative rock music. On Thursday, stay tuned for Sufi and Marathi folk performances at Marol Naka Metro Station and Saibaba Park, 6-8 pm. Fridays offer a host of performances at several popular locations like Oberoi Mall, Goregaon, Metro Mall, Kalyan, Carter Road, Andheri Metro Station and Pushpa Narsee Park, Juhu. For more details about the line-ups, check out our events page: NSPA Events

Stand-up Comedy Lovers:

Canvas Laugh Club gives budding comedians a chance to enjoy the spotlight with their ‘Open Mic’ event. You can now tell those funny one-liners and semi-hilarious jokes to persons other than your best friend and dog. Be there today at 8.30 pm to enjoy some good and some not-so-good debut performances!

Canvas Laugh Club also presents the Best in Stand-up Comedy with Karan Talwar, Milhail Almeda and Karunesh Talwar delivering their most humorous performances this Wednesday, 8.30 pm. Attend this show to have a gala time as these seasoned performers are sure to leave you in splits!

PS: The Lil Flea Anniversary happens this week and to celebrate it, the organizers have put up a 3-day gala event that will delight shopaholics, foodies and music lovers!Head towards the BKC grounds from 4-11 pm this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to enjoy an absorbing, unforgettable experience! For more details, visit their Facebook page: The Lil Flea Anniversary Edition

That’s all for now folks, hope you have a swell week!

OMG Buskers! 5 Things you should do when you Spot them

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

This is for all those who are unfamiliar with the term and find themselves quite taken aback when they see a group of artists, props and instruments in hand, happily performing at street corners or railway stations. It can be quite bewildering, especially if it’s early in the morning, and you’re in a hurry to get to work. You see them there, singing and juggling away to glory and you wonder, “Who are these people and don’t they have jobs to go to?” More importantly, you’re unsure about what you’re supposed to do. Should you stop by, or will that look very uncool to sophisticated eyes in the vicinity? Also, will they badger you for money if you do stop by?

Here are the answers. First of all, the practice is called busking, where a group of artists voluntarily decide to perform on the streets. Some do it for money, but many do it simply because they’re proud of their talent and wish to share it with people. And no, not all artists who perform on the streets are jobless or homeless. Also, if you love music, you should stop by, because these artists are great performers are will surely wow you with their talent.

Now that you’ve begun to believe that buskers are a harmless bunch of really gifted artists, and are probably even entertaining the idea of stopping by the next time you see them, here are some fun things you can do to gain the most out of these impromptu performances:

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1. Make some noise!

It might be a public place, but there’s no rule against enjoying a wonderful live performance. So, sing along, clap, snap, tap and just have a good time!

2. Make a request:

Ask this merry bunch of artists to play your favourite song or recite a poem you love. Most buskers will happily oblige. In fact, they find it quite flattering.

3. Bust a move!

You don’t have to have Michael Jackson’s moves, or be able to pull off a perfect handstand, but you can still shake a leg! Don’t worry about what people will think, if you’re having a good time, just go with the flow.

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4. Take some photographs, or a video:

Not only will it serve as a happy memory, but by sharing these photographs or videos, you also help popularize an aspiring artist. Give their talent a boost by talking about your experience on social media platforms.

5. Like their Facebook page/Video channel:

Buskers don’t ask much of you, especially since you don’t have to pay a high price to watch them perform. But, if they make a humble request, like asking you to like their page or subscribe to their YouTube channel, please do. Trust me, it’ll be much appreciated.

Alright, now that you know what to do when you see these artistic beings in their element, go ahead and enjoy their performances!

Busking Basics: 7 Tips for Great Busking

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Busking is an established practice in many countries, where the government designates spaces in the city for street performances. There are different reasons why performers choose to take this route. Some use it as a means to earn a living, others do it to gain exposure and increase their confidence, and some simply do it because they enjoying playing music. However, busking can be quite a challenge, especially since people don’t purchase tickets to come listen to you, but you have to get their attention with your music. It can also be difficult because of the negative stereotypes that surround this occupation. Many look at it as a dis-respectable career, something “educated, cultured” individuals wouldn’t indulge in. So, how does one fight against these stereotypes and challenges and become a successful busker? Here are some tips to help you out.

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Respect your talent & believe in yourself:

There might be many mocking, critical voices, but if you wish to make it in the busking world, you need to toughen up and start believing in your ambitions. Busking is a wonderful thing to do as it helps you gain exposure and experience in performing in front of a crowd. It also spreads cheer among hassled, stressed-out commuters and passersby, for free!

Connect with your listeners:

Remember, people aren’t obliged to listen to you, so if they do chose to, appreciate them for doing so. Smile, tell them about yourself, your group. Ask them if they’re having a good time. If someone makes a song request and you happen to know the song, play it for them. Don’t forget to thank your audience for stopping by

Develop relationships with other buskers:

Each musician learns their own lessons through busking. By conversing with fellow buskers, you can learn about their experiences, what has worked for them in the past and what has not. Also, to get people’s attention, you need to come up with something creative. By collaborating or brainstorming with other musicians, you might chance upon an interesting new style of playing which you can present the next time you hit the streets.

Dress the part:

If you show up looking scruffy and unkempt, people will not take you seriously and therefore, will not take your music seriously. So, ensure that you look presentable. You could even sport accessories and props that complement the genre of music you play for a funky look.

Respect your performance space:

Show up on time. Don’t dirty or litter the surroundings you perform in. Also, don’t disrupt the peace and quiet with very loud music. Soft, melodious performances are preferred to booming, noisy ones. If there are buskers in your vicinity, greet them and be friendly. You never know, you might just find that violinist you’ve been looking for!

Opt for upbeat songs:        

Your song choice is very important when busking. People aren’t really expecting a performance and so, to get their attention, you must do something catchy. Performing an upbeat, cheerful number is more likely to get people interested in your playing. This being said, however, stick to playing the kind of music you like, because only then will you really believe in your music and nothing can be more heartwarming than watching a musician perform with passion.

Come prepared:

When busking, you’re on your own. There won’t be technicians or stagehands waiting to come to your assistance if you encounter a glitch. So, be prepared to deal with unforeseen issues like snapped strings, a sudden downpour or a malfunctioning amp. Carry along extras or replacements whenever possible. Also, tote along water, munchies to keep your energy levels up and gear to protect you and your instrument from harsh weather.

Well, these were some tips to help you enjoy a street-full performance every time you busk. Happy Busking!

Fun things to do this week!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Who says you need to wait for the weekend to have fun? In a city as lively and energetic as Mumbai, cool things happen every day! All you need to do is give the papers, or your favourite on-line event magazine a glance, and you’re sure to find something interesting to do throughout the week!

If you feel too lazy to skim through multiple sources, here is a blog post that gives you a lowdown on the best and coolest events happening this week. Go through this list to pick a few (or all) activities you would like to be a part of!

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For music lovers:

Well, there always is the NSPA! NSPA artists perform every day of the week at different locations, so your live music scenes are sorted for the week. The best part about these performances is that they are held at public locations, like at Metro stations or in malls, so if you happen to be passing through these locations on your way to or from work, stop by to unwind to some relaxing music.

NSPA performances to watch out for this week:

Famous songs get a pop/jazz twist as our NSPA artists create melodious cover versions of them. Head towards Carter Road on Tuesday, 7-9 pm to enjoy these compositions.

Commute via the Metro every day? Look out for our artists at Marol Naka Station on Thursday (6-8 pm), Andheri Metro Station on Friday (7-9 pm) and Saki Naka Metro Station on Saturday (6-8pm)Upbeat folk music, Marathi fusion, Sufi and alternate rock are the genres you’ll be treated to here.

On Sunday, head over to Linking Road to catch some wonderful live performances. From 8-10 am, our resident artists put up fun-filled performances at various junctions. Powerful dramas, folk and fusion music, pop/rock and Sufi performances, it’s all there at ‘Equal Streets!’

For more info regarding these performances, visit our website: NSPA Events

For movie lovers: 

Movies @ the Museum is a movie screening program that is held at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. It promises to showcase films and videos belonging to various genres, like documentary, fiction, animation and visual art.Film and academic practitioners too will be invited to engage with the audience and discuss their work. Head towards the museum on Friday at 6.30 pm to catch the action.

For drama lovers:

Explore eternal myths that still exist in our subconscious through a powerful drama by The Phoenix Players. ‘Orochi & Kaalia’ uses folk and classical forms to infuse life into the enactment. Enjoy this enchanting experience on Saturday, 7 pm at the Hive.

For comedy lovers:

Irish House and He Said She Said, two happening pubs team up to present ‘The Comedy Crawl’ on Thursday, 8.30 pm onwards. Talented standup and Improv comedians from Culture Shoq will keep you in splits with their witty, snappy-smart jokes. Also, there are some cool offers on domestic liquors!  Learn more about the event here: Time Out Mumbai

Well, hope this has your weekday scenes sorted! Have a happy week!