Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
-Bob Dylan

This year at Kala Ghoda enjoy the gentle sounds and stories preserved and through many generations. Adorned on either side by craftsmen, artisans organized by our own team; and NGOs under Concern India Foundation, selling their wares from the famous Kala Ghoda stalls, the street will yet again become a living and thriving celebration of different folks and different strokes. There will be food stalls too from the restaurants in the area. The street will change its mood everyday with vibrant performances by folk dancers, musicians and street plays from all over the country. Experience the amazing folk dance forms, sounds of traditional instruments and spectacular costumes as puppeteers, street artists and folk dancers entertain you. They transport us back to traditional times and simpler lives. Our theme for this section is 'THE ROAD SHOW’ and as the name suggests, we look forward to seeing you…on the street at Rampart Row.

Acknowledgements : NSPA, Culture Ireland.
Acknowledgements for Stalls : Mrunal Sarvaiya and Anuradha Mafatlal

String Puppets from WZCC

11:00 am to 9:00 pm at

They present their performances accompanied with Pipari and beats of Dholak. Puppet characters include Dholkiwala, Saamp-Sapera, Gendh Wali (Round Ball), Bahurupia (Imitator), Pattebaz (Card player), Anarkali (Dancer) and Jadugar (Magician) etc.


12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at Amphitheater

Alternative Rock with brief history of African Music in India


1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at

Progressive Poetry accompanied by a Street Play

St. Xavier's college's Jagrook Party - Street Play

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm at

The next focus is on the "Chalta Hai" attitude of the people which is still present in our society. we will be drawing parallel between the Sepoy Mutiny of 1847 and comparing it with the contemporary issues, as in how people where trapped in the hands of the British rule at that time and because of their "Chalta Hai" attitude they took advantage of us and lotted our country. Now, the parallel to this is event is the present scenario of the "Neta's" and the Aam Admi (NOT THE AA PARTY, but Aam Admi in general), how the Neta's are lotting the comman man through various policies which we arent even aware about. 

Bahurupia from WZCC

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at

Bahurupias are the street performers who wear different characters every day and move door to door to entertain a small group of spectators.

Kachhi Ghodi from WZCC

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at

The Kachhi Ghodi Dance is one of the most popular Folk Dances of Rajasthan. This folk dance originated from the bandit regions of Shekhawati and is generally performed for the entertainment of the bridegroom’s party.This dance is performed by mens on dummy horses. Men wear elaborate costumes- red turbans and dhotis and kurtas, embellished with brilliant mirror-work and ride the dummy horses.


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at

Folk Dance from Maharashtra

Vedic Chants

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at

By the students of Shri Muktananda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, based in Swami Nityananda's Shanti Mandir ashram in Magod (Gujurat)

Our soul aim is to create positive vibrations in all who are present. Its our most humble effort in creating awareness and respect for our Ved Shastra and let the modern world know how it has answers to most of our problems today.