yellow periscope kala ghoda festival mumbai 2018 arts music sightings

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival concluded yesterday after a multitude of events were performed and presented across 14 categories this year. We bring you our sightings from this annual event held in Mumbai, India.

 

 


Sighting #1: Festival Theme

This year’s theme was ‘Hara Ghoda’ meaning the Green Horse, featuring the wonders of nature through artistic representations in performances and art.

Hara Ghoda. Yellow Periscope Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018 Mumbai India

yellow periscope kala ghoda arts festival 2018 the real statue
Incase you missed it – this is the Kala Ghoda or Black Horse statue installed last year to commemorate the original name of this place. Earlier, the street had a statue of King Edward on a black horse which was removed in 1965.

 


Sighting #2: Wishes ARE horses and we ride them!

In our last year’s article titled  6 Experiences at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017  we lamented the absence of leading lights who performed in the festival’s formative years.

As we looked up the schedules this year, lo and behold, our wish had been granted! It is proof that when you want something, the universe does conspire to help you achieve it. And believe it or not, we had explicitly wished for Ustad Zakir Hussain.

yellow periscope kala ghoda arts festival 2018 music performance Ustad Zakir Hussain live concert
Ustad Zakir Hussain’s performance at cross maidan (inspite of an initial setback where events got cancelled due to legal issues) was unquestionably our high-point for this year’s festival.

Ustad Zakir Hussain Live concertYellow Periscope Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018 Mumbai India

Ustad Zakir Hussain Live concertYellow Periscope Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018 Mumbai India

 

Yellow periscope kala ghoda arts festival 2018 music performance shashtriya kids
Another wonderful sighting was Shastriya Kids, a band of young masters (8 -17 yrs) performing classical and semi-classical Indian music representing the five elements of life.

It is also a matter of great pride for us that one of the band members of Shastriya Kids is Nihaal, a student of AXF, an NGO we passionately support for their extraordinary work. Know more about them here: angelxpress.org


 

yellow periscope kala ghoda arts festival 2018 music performance ravi chary crossing
We enjoyed the performance by Ravi Chary Crossing , a band that represents a blend of traditional Indian ragas & contemporary, urban world music styles.

 


Sighting #3: Art Installations

Here are the installations that stood out and caught our eye. It was both amusing and heartening, to see youngsters clamoring to click selfies with the artworks.

yellow periscope kala ghoda arts festival 2018

yellow periscope kala ghoda arts festival 2018 art installation

 

 

To take a photograph of yourself with the art is like a personal participation with the artists creation. The more we visit art events and festivals, the more we are witnessing this whole new alternative way through which contemporary art is being experienced.

 

 


 

If you would like more information about the festival visit the KGAF website here www.kalaghodaassociation.com

 

Check our post about last year’s festival here: 6 Experiences at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017

 


 

Do check and comment on our posts about other Art events last year:

5 reasons to visit Sassoon Dock Art Project 2017

5 Reasons to visit the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Beautifully penned and the colorful photography, your efforts give us this breathtaking journey, just at click Sapna. Great work.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Prajakta! I am so happy to know you are enjoying our blogposts. It gives us motivation to do more.

  2. Excellent write up…. Beautifully described the minute details of the event…expressed emotions accurately…keep it up!

    1. Thank you so much Rajashree for your comment and encouragement. We are happy to visit these events and bring them to you.

  3. Amazing photography, beautiful art views, colour treat to eyes and excellently penned down by you Sapna!! It’s near like to visit the place.

    1. Thank you for your comments Neeta! We are really happy you like the article. Do visit the festival next year and tell us how your experience was

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