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Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2019

Mumbai’s famed Kala Ghoda Art Festival has kicked off on 1stFebruary. The art festival which has some of the most creative installations, with social messages will go on till 10thFebruary 2019. This art festival has something of interest for everybody, be it an art lover, a music lover or a dance enthusiast. Kala Ghoda Festival is a great way to immerse yourself in the creativity of this city. 

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What’s so special about this year’s KGAF is that it is celebrating its 20 years of inception. “20 years ago Kala Ghoda Association was formed with the idea of giving back to the city and the festival was an organic extension of this idea,” says Nicole Mody, festival co-ordinator, KGAF 2019, who is presenting the 20th edition of Mumbai’s most loved festival. “By bringing art, culture and heritage to the people, KGAF has revolutionised the way people engage with art—taking outside of the confines of a gallery and bringing to the street.” This year’s KGAF will also pay a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi as the country celebrates 150 years of his birth anniversary. Besides the incredible installations, KGAF is also has plenty in store for all food lovers. 

Let’s take a look at the best picks of the day of KGAF:

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Day 1: 2nd February

Book reading, bus tour and a compelling performance by Suchitra Krishnamoorthy

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Venue: Horniman Circle Gardens

Day 2: 3rd February

Zitar performances by Niladri Kumar

Time: 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Venue: Cross Maidan

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Day 3: 4th February

Sounds of Vrindaban by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Time: 8:35 pm – 9:35 pm

Venue: Cross Maidan

Day 4: 5th February

The ‘Sacred Everyday’, an exhibition curated by cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote that explores the interrelationship between divine and human realms

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan

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Day 5: 6th February

Book launch of ‘Feed Our Indulgence’ also attended by Pooja Dhingra

Time: 6:50 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: DSL Gardens

Day 6: 7th February

Enjoy a women-centric comedy ‘Chalona Aa Jao’ by Ekjute Theatre Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Horniman Circle Gardens

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Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: DSL Gardens

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Day 7: 8th February

Be enthralled by an exciting and energetic drumming session by Boombay Djembe Folas

Time: 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm

Venue: Cross Maidan

Day 8: 9th February

British singer-songwriter DJ Apache Indian takes the stage with his unusual composition

Time: 7:55 pm – 8:35 pm

Venue: Asiatic Library steps

Day 9: 10th February

Popular Bollywood singer, Shaan will be belting out some of his popular numbers to end the festival

Time: 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm

Venue: Asiatic Library steps

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For a more detailed schedule, visit www.kalaghodaassociation.com.

3 comments

  1. Amezzzing festival…..really a perfect platform to open your arts which is discribe in different ways… Many more festival organise at different locations in the world but kaLa GhOda FEstivaL is something different from others .. love u arts love u kala GhOda festival, love u Mumbai.
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