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With a warm hello from your resident "music makers"!
Hello there!

For some of us, this time of year brings forth many farewells, and we bid adieu to those going away to gain further education and make their careers. That the National Streets for Performing Arts truly adores playing a memorable role in people's lives will become apparent when we tell you that we're performing at the international and domestic airports of Mumbai from the 18th - 24th of this month! Arthur O'Shaughnessy lyrically put it thus - "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams" - and it's almost like he was talking directly to the National Streets for Performing Arts' artists!
"Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai!"
After 5 weeks of collaborating with Leaping Windows - a comic library and cafe venue in Versova you'll find up at every Thursday from 8 to 10 pm - our performances there are infused with a lovely air of familiarity. We have learned to recognise the more musically inclined in the staff and the potential regulars in the horde of comic book readers and cappuccino drinkers - and both those parties made a marvellous audience for Hindi pop and fusion singer and guitarist Abhisshek Chapke, and tabla player Rahul Bakshi last Thursday! One of Chapke's songs goes "... O Rangeele, kahaan hai tera junoon" - and the listener smiles, because this lack of junoon certainly doesn't seem to apply to the dynamic duo! Abhishek @ Leaping Window
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Video Podcast #3: "The Remedy - an act of violins"
Video Podcast an act of Violins
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Everybody knows about the Angry Young Men of Bollywood fame, so we thought it was time to focus on an Angry Young Musician instead! Presenting our third video podcast, featuring Western Classical violinist Roger Mendonca, Carnatic violinist Mukund Ramaswamy and folk guitarist Rohit Astekar engaging in a non-verbal conversation, a jugalbandhi of genres! We'd like to thank the Hive and Chuim village, where we performed and recorded the piece. The podcast is our musical love letter to the streets of Mumbai, and we'd love to know what you think about it!
Our railway performances are currently on a hiatus, but our Gold's Gym (7 to 8 pm) and Leaping Windows (8 - 10 pm) performances continue every Thursday. Would you like our artists to perform at your neighbourhood garden, library, museum, school or cafe? Mail us at info@nspa.in with suggestions!

Have a lovely weekend!

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