February comes and Mumbai and the pedestrian plaza around South Mumbai’s lively historic art district ‘Kala Ghoda’ comes alive to the tune of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival. The setting is marvellous, the crescent shaped plaza is nestled around an array of heritage buildings such as Elephantine College, the David Sassoon Library and the Watson Hotel.
The Festival promises rich events in Arts, Literature, Music & Theatre - Seminars, Workshops and more. Expect performances from Indian Ocean, a fusion music band of Northern India , Charlie Mariano, a jazz legend, and Eric Lohrer from the France and British band Shri Live. History buffs should also look out for the special heritage walks organised as part of the festivities. Also scheduled are many book readings including a “TALK WITH SHANTARAM” where Dolly Thakore is in conversation with author of the best selling book Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts.
The festival kicks off today (4th February) and continues up to the 12th February.
But what is really exciting is that the Kala Ghoda Association is blogging the event. The blog promises to bring the festival live to you with a mix of previews and impressions, reviews and reports, text and photographs, maybe even some audio and video.
Here is all you need
The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival [A schedule]
The Kala Ghoda Gazette. [The Blog]