The Kabir Festival Mumbai
Published on : Friday, January 17, 2020
The Kabir Festival Mumbai turns 10 this year! This one of a kind community funded, volunteer run festival celebrates the all-embracing message of universal love and harmony through the music and poetry of mystics and visionaries of India.
To mark the decade long run, the Festival brings 23 diverse events over a period of 10 days. The events include, music, films, musical dastans and workshops, spread over numerous venues across Mumbai.
As always, all the events of Kabir Festival Mumbai are free and open to all.
This exciting edition of the Festival brings:
- “A Cawing Clamour Fills the World – The Sufi vision of Shah Latif” – Waais of Shah Latif sung by Sumar Jat, Bhachaya Jat, Sharief Jat and Jiyand as well as Kaafis of Shah Latif sung by Mooralala Marwada and troupe, woven with a narrative by Shabnam Virmani.
- “Dastan Gandhi Abhay Ki” – a Musical Dastan on Gandhi and fearlessness, written by Himanshu Bajpai with songs composed by Vedanth Bharadwaj.
- “Fanaa – Voices of the Feminine”, Mira, Lal Ded and Female poets from the Vachana Movement by Rutuja Lad, Radhika Sood Nayak and Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy
- “Rang Abhang” – by Shruthi Vishwanath celebrating the syncretic nature of abhangs in collaboration with pakhavaj player Anuja Borude and Dnyaneshwar Sonawane
- “Gurbani” – by Ragini Rainu, accompanied by Ajay Pal Singh Sandhu and Isher Singh.
- “Kahat Kabira” – by Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya, who brings to us the most vibrant and living voice of Kabir today. He is known for being able to contextualise Kabir in everyday life.
- “Malang Faqueer Shah Hussain” a musical narrative presented by Hindustani classical vocalist, Radhika Sood Nayak.
- “Call of the Bauls” – taking us on a journey through the world of the Mystics of the East, the Bauls – by Parvathy Baul and Lakshman Das Baul.
- “Gatha Tulsidas” – a Musical Dastan on Tulsidas, written by Himanshu Bajpai with songs composed by Vedanth Bharadwaj.
- “Mystic Music from Kutch” – by Mooralala Marwada and his troupe with Shruthi Vishwanath.
- “Qawwali” explored by artists Dev Narayan Saroliya, Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, Shruthi Vishwanath, Vedanth Bharadwaj, Vijay Tipaniya, Ajay Tipaniya and Dharmendra Tipaniya, who are from different classical and folk music traditions.
- “Avadhoota – Nirgun Gaan” by Shruthi Vishwanath accompanied by Shruteendra Katagade and Yuji Nakagawa.
- “Workshop with Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya” to sing and understanding Kabir
- “Music Workshop for Children” – with members of the Delhi based Band “Manzil Mystics”, which rights its own poetry, inspired by the mystics.
- Film Screenings – “Koi Sunta Hai” by Shabnam Virmani, “So Heddan So Hoddan” by Anjali Monteiro and K P Jayshankar, “Achin Pakhi” by Tanvir Mokammel.
…and much more.
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