Kala ghoda Art Festival 2013


Changing Keys

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent”- Victor Hugo

 They say music binds, heals, unshackles, enlivens and elevates aspects of self that one hasn’t discovered yet. Many artists, philosophers and religious leaders believe that music will propel the awaited changes in the world.

This year at KalaGhoda Arts Festival enjoy the melodies of artists across classical and experimental genres. The performances would be held at Cross Maidan and Asiatic Steps.

Our thematic for the 2013 festival is 'CHANGING  KEYS'. Be part of our world and look out for the upcoming programs in this exciting section by joining our facebook community.

We sincerely thank British Council, Australian Consulate-General, Laiq Qureshi, Padmashree PS and Janhavi Apte-Kothari for their support and collaboration.

All programs listed on this website were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

SVKM Children

5:30 pm at Cross Maidan

Students of SVKM institutions would like to present an energetic percussion performance using their Djembes and Darbucas at the Kalaghoda Festival 2013

World Music with Tjupurru

6:00 pm at Cross Maidan

Tjupurru is a descendent of the Djabera Djabera tribe, Western Australia. He creates a 100% live electronic beat driven soundscape by playing a unique instrument - a slide Didjeridu called The Didjeribone. A live show must be seen to be believed - a fusion of ancient culture and modern technology.We bring you this special performance in collaboration with the Australian Consulate.

Listen to Tjupurru here or watch a video from his new album here



7:00 pm at Cross Maidan


SlumGods is a collective of artists who incorporate elements of hip-hop, breakdancing, emceeing, aerosol art and dj-ing in their act. SlumGODS was formed in a past life by B-Boy Not Afraid (Aku) [Dharavi - Bombay], B-Boy Heera [NewYork/Bombay/Delhi] + Mandeep Sethi [LosAngeles/SanFrancisco/Bombay/NewDelhi]

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Rhythm Method

8:00 pm at Cross Maidan


Founded by Laiq Qureshi, Rhythm Method's sound breeds new-age collaborative ideas. Having worked with a number of artists, Rhythm Method shapes a lot of it's ideas around Drumstep / Breakbeat / World sounds, while heavily investing into rural folk and classical music. It's new album 'Cosmic Creation' (in making) features collaborations by Classical greats like Ustad Sultan Khan and Mahesh Vinayakram, as well as world and jazz musicians like Yoann Freget (France), Kamila Nasr (Canada), Andrea Presa (Italy), Mr. Woodnote (UK) and more.

Line-up for KGAF

Laiq Qureshi: Laptop, Midi, Electronics
Dilshad Khan: Sarangi
Supriya Ramalingam: Vocals
Anwar Khan: Folk Vocals
Joshua Rodrigues: Bass

Listen to Rhythm Method

I See You

Guru feat. Mahesh Vinayakaram



9:00 pm at Cross Maidan


Sparsh is a band of self learned musicians who do not believe in  restricting themselves in a genre. Each of band members' belong to a different background, which adds to the flavour of their music.

Listen to their music here