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.

NSPA Presents Neeraj Arya and Dhammrakshit Randive

5:30 pm at Cross Maidan

National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) that has been hosting musical performances at Railway Stations on the Mumbai Western Rail network. The artists performing at KGAF are Neeraj Arya (singing Kabir Dohas) and Dhammarakshit Randiva's Marathi theatrical music.

Neeraj Arya

Genre: Kabir Rock

Instruments: Guitar

A self-taught musician Neeraj draws inspiration from the music of Indian Ocean and philosophy of Sant Kabir which are discernible in his folk and fusion compositions. Neeraj has managed and sung lead vocals for two bands- the erstwhile Manzil and Makeshift (known for its Kabir Rock repertoire). 

Dhammrakshit Randive

Genre: Contemporary Marathi Folk 

Instruments: Harmonium, Keyboard, Dafli, Dimdi, Tuntuna

Dhammrakshit, better known as Dhamm, hails from the hills of Satara, Maharashtra. Holding a Bachelors in Social Work and Diploma in Performing Folk Art from the Maharashtra Lok Kala Akademi, Dhamm seeks to bring about ‘Social Change through Art’.

The VRAVI Guitar Project

6:15 pm at Cross Maidan

A guitar Fusion Project - The Music is based mainly on Indian Classical Ragas and blended beautifully with western and other Indian instruments. The sound is Indian yet reaches out to an international audience. Learn more here

British Council presents Folk Nations @ KGAF : Trwbadour

7:15 pm at Cross Maidan


Avant-Pop duo - Owain David Gwilym and Angharad Deborah - from West Wales who co-write and co-produce all of their music together, mixing acoustic sounds & instruments with electronic sequencing and effects.

Listen to them here 

British Council presents Folk Nations @ KGAF : Soumik Datta

8:10 pm at Cross Maidan

28 year old "British Sarod Maestro' -Time Out, and composer, Soumik Datta is fast being recognized as “one of the the biggest new music talents in Britain” -Vogue. 

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british Council presents Folk Nations @ KGAF : Ross Ainsle

8:50 pm at Cross Maidan

Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, highly sought after on the Scottish contemporary folk scene for his skill on pipes, whistles and cittern.

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British Council presents Folk Nations @ KGAF : Ross Ainsle Collaborates with Patsy Reid

9:20 pm at Cross Maidan

Collaborartion with Patsy Reid. Fiddle player, Patsy Reid is from Knapp in Perthshire and specialises in performing and teaching Scottish music

British Council presents Folk Nations @ KGAF : Ross Ainsle Collaborates with Patsy Reid and Soumik Datta

9:35 pm at Cross Maidan