[PhotoSparks] Art, music and literature: the ninth annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai!


PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we showcase the brilliant art work, installations and music from the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai!

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Now in its ninth edition, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival aims to preserve and refurbish the heritage arts district of Mumbai, and promote awareness about traditional and emerging cultural forms. Held in South Mumbai from February 4-12, the lineup includes craft workshops, children’s art, dance, comedy, literature festival, music showcase and cinema screenings. The Kala Ghoda Association has also worked with the Urban Design Research Institute on restoration of art works in the area.

In this photo essay, we showcase some of the installations at a wide range of venues: Rampart Row, Cross Maidan, Horniman Circle Gardens, Max Mueller Bhavan and Jehangir Art Gallery. Music performances were held at the Cross Maidan and the Asiatic Steps, as well as indoor venues like Boston Butt; we end this showcase with the performance of Russian-Algerian singer-songwriter Scherezade.

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