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Winter is coming!
Beloved connoisseurs of music,

       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 hope you depend on us to accompany you through your daily routines with live music (and soon, dance and theatre, but more on that later)! Keats lamented at the end of the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" that the absence of the nightingale meant that "fled was the music", but we promise to stick by you - especially through this maddening October heat - to welcome winter and an avalanche of musical festivals and performances!
Saturday the 11th: Pilot performances at Pushpa Narsee Park (Juhu) and Candies Cafe (Pali Naka, Bandra), regular performances at the D. N. Nagar Metro and Sai Baba Park (Malad), and an Operation Black Dot performance at Hard Rock Cafe! Sunday the 12th: Resuming performances at Famers' Market (Mahim Nature Park), collaborating with the Hive's Community Market (Chuim Village, Khar West), an Operation Black Dot performance at Bandra Amphitheatre, and regular performances at Pushpa Narsee Park (Juhu), Sai Baba Park (Malad) and the Ghatkopar Metro!
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P.S. If you are an avid writer, attend our performances this weekend and mail us articles about them, and you may find your way into our new blog as guest bloggers! Mail in your entries to info@nspa.in!

Gandhi Jayanti - celebrating peace, and now music!
NSPA at 22 Stations
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Twenty two Central and Western railway stations were installed with the National Streets for Performing Arts' (NSPA) street musicians on October 2nd, as part of the Mumbai railways' cleanliness drives - Parel station witnessed a percussion jam between a dholak and a darbuga, Dadar applauded our protest musicians, Mahim Junction marveled at Marathi folk fusion, Churchgate was privy to some early morning jazz and blues, and so much more! Oscar Wilde memorably wrote that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life", and on the nation's bapu's birthday, all our lives resembled one gigantic orchestra or musical!

Operation Black Dot proved why we love performing for students!
Wilde was a big proponent of another belief - he strongly advocated "l'art pour l'art" or "art for art's sake", believing that no work of art needed to serve any moral or didactic purpose. However, we at the NSPA have found that our artists and their compositions are capable of making a great positive impact on their audiences, which is why we were thrilled to perform in collaboration with Operation Black Dot (OBD) - working towards engaging the youth of India to vote for the upcoming state elections - and Honest Buck - an initiative encouraging good financial habits. NSPA's singer/guitarist Abhisshek Chapke and tabla player Rahul Bakshi performed for the students of Mithibai College on October 7th, and their set was followed by a talk by composer Vishal Dadlani. We perform at OBD's Voter's Weekend on Saturday afternoon (at Hard Rock Cafe) and Sunday evening (at the Bandra amphitheatre) - see you there!

The National Streets for Performing Arts team is looking for:
1) A Social Media Manager and Content Writer (add poster)
2) A Graphic Designer
3) A Performance Intern
4) New artists - musicians (add poster), and now dance and theatre groups as well! The NSPA is kickstarting its multi-arts programme and you are invited to be the first to bring dance and theatre to the streets of Mumbai!

What you need to do - forward this mail to all those who might be interested, and have them mail us at info@nspa.in with their resumes/video links!
See you this weekend!

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