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NSPA Celebrates Women’s Day in a Grand Way - NSPA JukeboxNSPA Celebrates Women’s Day in a Grand Way - NSPA Jukebox
Another week has gone by and it was such a wonderful one! Wonderful because, firstly, we released a new podcast this Women’s Day. It’s an original song, written and composed by NSPA artist Suresh Kala. The video was well received and we received many pats on our back for the video... Read More >>
10 March 2016

Awards, Performances and More - NSP JukeboxAwards, Performances and More - NSP Jukebox
We're back with a bang, and this week too, our newsletter is full of fresh updates to get you acquainted with all that's happening in the art world. First things first, Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his Oscar! Yay! Also, Chris Rock delivered one of the most memorable opening monologues in Oscar history... Read More >>
3 March 2016

Celebrating Folk Music - NSPA JukeboxCelebrating Folk Music - NSPA Jukebox
Your weekly arts newsletter is here to bring you up to speed with all the coolest happenings in the art world, and to tell you all about the cool stuff happening right here, at the NSPA. First things first, our Kala Ghoda videos are out and ready to be viewed. We’ll be sharing them with you here,... Read More >>
25 Feb 2016

Invalid ID – A Short Film by NSPA - NSPA JukeboxInvalid ID – A Short Film by NSPA - NSPA Jukebox
We hope the week has been kind to you, for it surely was to us. This Monday, we performed on stage at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and the whole team and our artists were ecstatic! We put up a medley of folk songs from various folk genres, like Goan folk, Uttarakhandi folk, Rajasthani, Punjabi and Marathi folk!... Read More >>
18 Feb 2016

NSPA’s Valentine’s Day Surprise - NSPA JukeboxNSPA’s Valentine’s Day Surprise - NSPA Jukebox
Another important announcement - Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and as always, the NSPA has a surprise in store for you. The team and our artists have been working really hard to create a wonderful short film with a Valentine’s Day theme. ... Read More >>
11 Feb 2016

Get ready to do the Chicken Dance - NSPA JukeboxGet ready to do the Chicken Dance - NSPA Jukebox
We hope the last week has been kind to you. We’ve had a wonderful week especially because the long-awaited Coldplay video finally released. Have you seen it yet? If you haven’t, well you must! There’s been so much talk about the portrayal of India in the video. While some aren’t too happy... Read More >>
4 Feb 2016

Sun, Sand and Music! - NSPA JukeboxSun, Sand and Music! - NSPA Jukebox
We hope you’ve had a good week, at least we did, what with all the wonderful parades and celebrations to marvel at on Republic Day! We also put up NSPA performances in Pushpa Narsee Park and Dadar, and our artists were filled with pride as they belted out one patriotic ... Read More >>
28 Jan 2016

Express to Impress  Be Imprisoned - NSPA JukeboxExpress to Impress Be Imprisoned - NSPA Jukebox
The last two weeks have been quite difficult for music lovers, for it brought the news of the demise of two phenomenal musicians, the first being David Bowie and the next, Glen Frey. If you’re wondering who Glen Frey is, he was the Founder and guitarist of the hit 70’s rock band... Read More >>
21 Jan 2016

Your Weekly Musical Treat! - NSPA JukeboxYour Weekly Musical Treat! - NSPA Jukebox
Another week has gone by and we hope it has been a good one for you. The marked change in temperature comes as a welcome relief and after a month of harrowing heat, it seems like the winter chills are close at hand! ... Read More >>
29 October 2015

Mythology and Music – Happy Dussehra! - NSPA JukeboxMythology and Music – Happy Dussehra! - NSPA Jukebox
Today is a day of much significance for us, for we celebrate – ‘Vijayadashami’ or the festival of Dussehra. As we busy ourselves in revelry, let’s also set some time aside to consciously ponder over the significance of this festival.... Read More >>
22 October 2015

The Art of Listening! - NSPA JukeboxThe Art of Listening! - NSPA Jukebox
Art is always believed to have a higher, nobler purpose and artists are respected because it is through their work that this purpose is conveyed. Powerful songs have stopped wars, a risque fashion has opened mindsets, evocative photographs ... Read More >>
17 October 2015

Gift a Smile! - NSPA JukeboxGift a Smile! - NSPA Jukebox
Another week has rolled by and it's been quite an awesome one for us! To begin with, we had a splendid guest performance by Eric Morrissey, a Fairfield University grad who's in India to talk to students about college life in the US and rip away the ... Read More >>
9 October 2015

A week of Surprises and Disappointments! - NSPA JukeboxA week of Surprises and Disappointments! - NSPA Jukebox
It has been quite a week for us all. First, we were hit with the sad news of the demise of one of the most respected and loved president's of all time. Then, the controversial hanging of a criminal happened and that, while it left many applauding the judiciary system... Read More >>
6 August 2015

Nothing Like some Classic Rock on a Rainy Day - NSPA JukeboxNothing Like some Classic Rock on a Rainy Day - NSPA Jukebox
We are back with our weekly dose of NSPA news. This week has been an eventful one, especially because of our performances at the airport. Yes, we were invited to put up two days of performances at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport... Read More >>
2 August 2015

Making Mumbai a Musical City! - NSPA JukeboxMaking Mumbai a Musical City! - NSPA Jukebox
It's time for us to share with y'all the latest goings-on in the NSPA. We've had a steady stream of activities take place and this has kept our artists and team members relatively busy. From performing at Mumbai Metro stations, to malls to conducting art literacy sessions... Read More >>
24 July 2015

Your Must Watch, Must Listen List for this Week! - NSPA JukeboxYour Must Watch, Must Listen List for this Week! - NSPA Jukebox
At the NSPA, all's well. Our artists, with their trademark T-shirts and sunny smiles have been putting up regular performances at all our venues. From malls, to metro stations to city parks, the NSPA is spreading love and art everywhere!... Read More >>
17 July 2015

Rain, rain, Come Again! - NSPA JukeboxRain, rain, Come Again! - NSPA Jukebox
At the NSPA, things are going smoothly. Unlike the monsoons, there hasn't been a break in our performances. In fact, thanks to the increase in the number of Metro stations we perform at, and the addition of a couple of other venues... Read More >>
8 July 2015

Monsoon Mayhem, Melodies and More! - NSPA JukeboxMonsoon Mayhem, Melodies and More! - NSPA Jukebox
At NSPA, we've had a damp week too for some of our performances had to be canceled due to the rains. However, we did get a great opportunity on the 20th of June, to perform at the Alliance Francaise Auditorium... Read More >>
30 June 2015

Misal Pav - A cultural mash-up you canMisal Pav - A cultural mash-up you can't resist! - NSPA Jukebox
This weekend is going to be an awesome one, for the NSPA has a surprise in store for you! Presenting 'Misal Pav - Music. Dance. Theater.' a cultural fest that will delight all you performing arts... Read More >>
28 May 2015

Do You Know What is Freestyle Guitaring - NSPA JukeboxDo You Know What is Freestyle Guitaring - NSPA Jukebox
At NSPA, it's been a fun week. The entire team and all our artists have busied themselves in preparing for a show that will prove to be a treat for those who love music, dance and drama.... Read More >>
25 May 2015

LetLet's Unite to Support Art! - NSPA Jukebox
Our newsfeeds were stormed with a barrage of news snippets this week, and views regarding the Salman verdict took up a major chunk of space and attention. Then, Mother's Day happened and our walls were covered ... Read More >>
17 May 2015

Combined efforts towards a Common Cause - NSPA JukeboxCombined efforts towards a Common Cause - NSPA Jukebox
Tushar Maithani, an NSPA artist, came up with the wonderful idea of documenting the thoughts of the children he teaches in a 'Teach for India' school. Their insights, fears and aspirations lead to the creation of the moving video, 'Gudiya Rani,' which was created in collaboration with the NSPA... Read More >>
10 May 2015

Central Railway stations, here we come! - NSPA JukeboxCentral Railway stations, here we come! - NSPA Jukebox
Another wonderful, musical week has gone by and we must say, it's been a great week! Of course, the sweltering summer heat is bothering us as much as it is bothering every Mumbaikar, but the happy happenings at NSPA have helped put a spring... Read More >>
26 Apr 2015

Register For Summer Internship! - NSPA JukeboxRegister For Summer Internship! - NSPA Jukebox
Another humid, sweaty week has gone by and we continue to march on into the sweltering months of summer. Taking you through the interesting happenings last week, first there was the eye opening 'Save the Internet' video. A brilliant attempt... Read More >>
19 Apr 2015

Spreading knowledge and happiness! - NSPA JukeboxSpreading knowledge and happiness! - NSPA Jukebox
The previous weekend was a wonderful one as most of us got a good three-day break from work. While many chose to indulge in a short, relaxing getaway, there were also those who chose to stay back in the city and enjoy all that this bustling... Read More >>
12 Apr 2015

NSPA goes to Goa! - NSPA JukeboxNSPA goes to Goa! - NSPA Jukebox
Last week was a good one, peppered with many successes and without further ado, here's shifting the spotlight on our first major one - the Goa launch. Yes, on the 28th of March, NSPA launched its street performance initiative in Goa. After months of planning... Read More >>
02 Apr 2015

NSPA @ Marico Evenings! - NSPA JukeboxNSPA @ Marico Evenings! - NSPA Jukebox
We have a special newsletter for you this week, NSPA had quite an amazing gig last Sunday featuring only our Artists at the Carter Road Amphitheater as part of Marico Evenings. A Huge crowd pulsating with energy and out of this world music... Read More >>
29 Mar 2015

Oscar Glory with the NSPA - NSPA JukeboxOscar Glory with the NSPA - NSPA Jukebox
Writing this from a warm room eating pakodas and drinking chai in the most unexpected weather phenomena of all time! It's raining this weekend in Mumbai and life feels like bliss... Read More >>
13 Mar 2015

Christmas carols, childrenChristmas carols, children's tunes and capoeira! - The NSPA Jukebox
Everybody's begun putting up their Christmas trees and fairy lights - and we at the National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) can't wait for the festivities to begin either, for the sound of Christmas carols..... Read More >>
06 Dec 2014

What does the word What does the word 'busking' mean? - NSPA Jukebox
We, at the National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) - an organisation attempting to bring a re-imagined culture of busking to India - realized that we've never quite explained what "busking" really entails. The word "busker" - a figure popularly known as a street performer...... Read More >>
29 Nov 2014

Welcome to the Mad HatterWelcome to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party! - NSPA Jukebox
Poet Derek Walcott's words - from the last lines of Love After Love - ask readers to sit back and "feast on their lives". There really is so much to feast on, isn't there?!..... Read More >>
20 Nov 2014

How long is it since you were really bothered? - The NSPA JukeboxHow long is it since you were really bothered? - The NSPA Jukebox
We at the National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) often lament at how few spaces in Mumbai are created to encourage talented amateur performers like the ones we give a platform to.... Read More >>
14 Nov 2014

Winter really is coming! - NSPA JukeboxWinter really is coming! - NSPA Jukebox
These winter months really know how to stir things up - even in a city like Mumbai, which is seldom left un-charged and un-galvanized! We're going to be bombarded by theatre and music festivals, bazaars, flea markets, dance ..... Read More >>
08 Nov 2014

NSPA Jukebox: WeNSPA Jukebox: We're auditioning - tomorrow!
It's time for you to take the stage - in our case, the streets! - by storm once more, because the National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is recruiting musicians, dance troupes..... Read More >>
31 Oct 2014

 A reason - other than the festival of Diwali - to celebrate! A reason - other than the festival of Diwali - to celebrate!
We've been running around Mumbai tending to our street performances, and the festive mood has gripped us too - on our way back from our Tuesday and Friday evening Carter Road..... Read More >>
24 Oct 2014

FAQs about the NSPAFAQs about the NSPA
The NSPA get all sorts of reactions to its musical performances across the city. What is the National Streets for Performing Arts? What is the point of democratizing access to music in Mumbai, ... Read More >>
17 Oct 2014

Winter is coming!Winter is coming!
When it comes to memorable musical accompanists, the poet John Keats relied his famed poetic nightingale and the immortal composer Mozart on his pet starling - and we... Read More >>
11 Oct 2014

Shor in the city - along with some sur and sargams!Shor in the city - along with some sur and sargams!
Vibrant. Orange. Earthy. Vivacious. Burnt yellow. Fiery red. Golden. Enchanting. If we were elsewhere in the world, this collection of words could all point to the sunset-kissed season of autumn. ... Read More >>
1 Oct 2014

Galliyon ka ik alag nazariya - A different perspective of the streets!Galliyon ka ik alag nazariya - A different perspective of the streets!
Sometimes, it takes a fresh pair of eyes to help us discover the vitality in our seemingly humdrum lives, a blank slate to absorb everything we take for granted.... Read More >>
26 Sep 2014

The Quick Fix : How to Get Rid of Earworms!The Quick Fix : How to Get Rid of Earworms!
We, at the National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA), are rather fascinated by Ohrwurmer - a German word that translates as "earworm".... Read More >>
19 Sep 2014

Who needs a muse?Who needs a muse?
Once upon a time, poets and performers believed that nine Greek Goddesses - collectively called the Nine Muses - represented the arts and sciences.... Read More >>
12 Sep 2014

53 young flute players are born!53 young flute players are born!
What do you get when you cross one of Kala Ghoda's flute makers with a classroom of 10 - 13 year old enthusiastic pranksters?... Read More >>
30 Aug 2014

The stories we tell!The stories we tell!
Travelling musicians can never really predict the audiences they will be playing for... Read More >>
22 Aug 2014

With a warm hello from your resident "music makers"!With a warm hello from your resident "music makers"!
For some of us, this time of year brings forth many farewells, and we bid adieu to those going away to gain further... Read More >>
15 Aug 2014

"But no matter, the road is life.""But no matter, the road is life."
Battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.... Read More >>
8 Aug 2014

As ever, the National Streets for Performing Arts provides a background track to your rainy days!As ever, the National Streets for Performing Arts provides a background track to your rainy days!
We at the NSPA have a bone to pick with the Irish lad, having been taken on a riotous journey by many so called "amateurs"... Read More >>
1 Aug 2014

The NSPA invites you to enjoy baarish ka mausam with its "dangerous stages"!The NSPA invites you to enjoy baarish ka mausam with its "dangerous stages"!
A silent, interested gentleman enjoying our newly recruited Rajasthani and Punjabi folk artists turned to us and said, "Yeh toh sabse khatarnak stage hai!"... Read More >>
26 Jul 2014

The NSPAThe NSPA's monsoon playlist continues - for there's no raining on our parade!
There is this delightful moment in the 1960 classic Mughal-e-Azam, after the iconic number "Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar"... Read More >>
18 Jul 2014

Presenting our monsoon playlist - live from MumbaiPresenting our monsoon playlist - live from Mumbai's streets!
"The hills are alive with the sound of music!" These are the words that Julie Andrews joyously trilled in the beloved 1965 musical... Read More >>
11 Jul 2014

Your daily escape with NSPAYour daily escape with NSPA
Pause for a second and visualize your daily routine. You wake up, have a quiet breakfast and then set off to work, catching... Read More >>
5 Jul 2014

Hit Play for LIVE street music all through the weekHit Play for LIVE street music all through the week
It's been a difficult past few weeks; train fares are up, the monsoon muck is in, traffic is bad, tempers are high and the average... Read More >>
28 Jun 2014

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Street Speak

NSPA u rock !!
- Ishaan S

Can be more interactive. Otherwise very innovative !!!
- Linto Joseph

borivali station performance was too good...  Keep up the good work 
- Hrishikesh Poduval

Congratulations!! Great start NSPA!!!
- Ritika Afb

Thanks to u and ur authentic orchestra.. just experience it at churhcgate stn
- Prasanna Ghaisas

Nice !! Very very refreshing and brings back the place of joy within us.
- Joseph Anthony

Its a great message forwarded to people through the six strings. Great !!
- Jignesh Patel

Accidently bumped into Nitesh's performance this morning at borivali stn. Great going. Keep it up.
- Amit More

Wow, what a fabulous initiative. Let's come out on the streets and support them
- Suruchi Aulakh

Wish you people all the best and thank you for bringing music to common mumbaikar's life
- Avinash Singh

It is a fantastic job. More popularity needs to be collected through increasing frequency or FB and all
- Shrushti Gohel

Bandra station se jo gaana suna. Uske kuch achchi baatein aur ek achchi samajh mili hai. Jisise mujhe fayda ho, saare kaam achche tarah se karta hun aur sabhi ko achcha se achcha kaam kar pata hun !!
- Santosh

It's peace away from chaos, should have put it out on the railway speakers. Amazing !!!
- Raj Solanki

Its a brilliant initiative! :) Will share and spread the word : :)
- Abhishek Thakore

I just wanted to let you know, what you are doing with live music at the railway stations is absolutely amazing. Several years ago I saw the new York symphony orchestra play in the new York subway and it changed me forever.Thank you for bringing back a little soul to Mumbai.
- Kanu Gupta

Very good job. Public gets exposure to good music. Also you guys play very well.
- Harsha Shah

Saw a beautiful folk set by Ellie and Zack at Churchgate stn. :)
- @Bombay_Rat on twitter

Liked the new concept of taking the music to mass n encouraging the artist. I am out of Bombay but would love to see the next event. All the best
- Vimal Rachna

This is such a good activity and very helpful concept for society. Keep it up.
- Ranvirsingh Gohil

The purpose of art is not only to amuse the people but to enlighten the hearts of the people, to seek good and to transfrom the ordinary life for someting extraordinary and to help people to live in a better society.
- (Kirtankar) Deepak Jawane

This is a best way to educate people or generate awareness for citizens.
- Sufiyan Qureshi

Awesome job. The singing is superb and guitar was played superb as well
- Zaied Ahmed

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

An initiative that our city needed ! Learned many varieties of genres through this.
- Karthik Chandramouli

Its too good. The artists are also just awesome. Completely refreshing.
- Saurabh Dasgupta

Love it !! Great finding some fresh music in the city. Maybe have it in a more open spot in the station so even more people can enjoy it 
- Sonaly Patel

It was a wonderful experience for me watching Rahul Pais sing and play music. Thanks for a wonderful effort by NSPA in putting up performances. I have never seen something like this at churchgate station.
- Venus John

- Shaun Williams

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!
- Radhika Shetty

Amazing initiative.. all my blessings with u'll .. Prosper
- Selina

Refreshing to see Pratyul Joshi perform at Churchgate station yesterday evening. Kudos to NSPA for such a bold endeavour!
- Jaisinh Gaikwad

It's something new. Want you to come to Vasai.
- Harsh Shah

A great effort and congratulations to all those who worked to make it happen.
- Sidharth Bhatia

Truly excellent initiative....... The performances are enthralling and force you to stop in your daily rush and take a breath of music ... Keep up the good work
- Amit Si

I loved d performance of pratyul joshi and rahul bakshi at borivali station on 25th april.
- Chintan Joshi

Great performance by pratyul joshi and rahul bakshi at borivali station today simply kept me grooving loved it guys hats off to u all. Pratyul your banzara song is beautiful kept me humming.
- Jignesh Gor

Excellent system. Real good work at no profit.
- P.S. Mahajan

Really Gr8 job it should be national.
- Ashok Bhandari

I from small district Gondia. I listen Niraj Arya on 17th. very rocking. I invite you to my city
- Vivek Raut

In this busy life schedule I could take time off to listen to the performer. Hope this will bring forth also the poorer folks, that they would be given opportunities
- Anonymous

Very nice. Sound system should be allowed.
- Sanjay Naranje

An opportunity to listen to good music.. Thanks
- Mayuri Mistry

Very impressed by what you guys put up... Do let me know if something else interesting comes up... :)
- Abraham Mathews

Fabulous. Appreciate it !!
- Aamir B

Awesome job!! Best of luck for your initiative
- Kunal Vishe

My first ever seen live street performance with great message.
- Sanjay Singh

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.
- Satish Kumar

Good job, not seen this in Mumbai before. Keep it up. Very happy.
- Prameela Monteiro

Very nice! This is a good attempt !
- Vivek Jodi

Very nice. Wonderful concept.
- Padmavathi Thyagaraju

Just read about this! brilliant work you doing out there :)
just made me smile. Thank You!
hope to catch the next one at churchgate

- Anuja Sanghavi

listened to some great bhajans at borivali station PF no. 1
- @Sandeepmz

Very calming. Feels good at the railway station
- Anisha Modi

Peace, love one to anothe... Music brings peace to all. Thank you very much.
- Bernadette Rodrigues


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