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Community Art Programme
Bonding through Art

NSPA’s Community Art Programme is a collaborative Art enterprise with the objective of enhancing community-based engagement, expression and representation. Such engagement is centered in the neighbourhood common/public spaces which facilitate a site of unrestricted, open interaction and dissemination of renewed social norms. The programme was piloted in the summer of 2014 in a neighbourhood in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai taking the form of a collaborative Community Arts Camp. The camp held over a fortnight was curated to be an entirely indigenous project roping in residents, enterprises and local associations of the community to organise, conduct, contribute and participate in the Camp. Events were designed to cater to all age groups and facilitate wholesome interaction across social divisions. The consequent familiarities engendered in the neighbourhood then pave the way for deeper Art engagements.

Modern cities today increasingly witness limited social interaction and mobility of individuals beyond their primary vicinities of inhabitation and workspace, owing to limited leisure time and stratification of spaces along socio-economic lines. Consequently, most local Arts and Cultural expression occur within the limited social spaces of these segregations. NSPA seeks to engender such Art-based engagement programmes within urban neighbourhoods that will foster a Culture of Commons triggering an inclusivist discourse in the community. Centering such engagement at the neighbourhood common spaces will facilitate a site of open interaction and dissemination of renewed social norms. Community Art refers to Art of, by and for the Community enhancing community-based collaboration, expression and representation. Thus, we hope to work towards the building of an eclectic social fabric based on the celebration of diversity, the commons, artistic traditions- both local and migrant, oral histories, Arts-based learning and interactions.
Today's Performances
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Bandra Band Stand
5:30-6:30 pm Meryl & Tarang
6:30-7:30 pm Harjit & shailendra & Shashi Kant & Sumant
Marol Naka Metro Station
6:00-7:00 pm Love & Prince & Roshan
7:00-8:00 pm chanchal & Pratham
8:00-9:00 pm Ganpath Iyer

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Street Speak

Great performance by pratyul joshi and rahul bakshi at borivali station today simply kept me grooving loved it guys hats off to u all. Pratyul your banzara song is beautiful kept me humming.
- Jignesh Gor

Pratyul Joshi, All the best. You have a promising career ahead. As for the initiative, thumbs up. Suggestion: You can conduct street plays on general awareness. Am sure people will watch just like this!
- Radhika Shetty

Very calming. Feels good at the railway station
- Anisha Modi

Accidently bumped into Nitesh's performance this morning at borivali stn. Great going. Keep it up.
- Amit More

An opportunity to listen to good music.. Thanks
- Mayuri Mistry

Wish you people all the best and thank you for bringing music to common mumbaikar's life
- Avinash Singh

Saw a beautiful folk set by Ellie and Zack at Churchgate stn. :)
- @Bombay_Rat on twitter

Very nice. Wonderful concept.
- Padmavathi Thyagaraju

Peace, love one to anothe... Music brings peace to all. Thank you very much.
- Bernadette Rodrigues

In this busy life schedule I could take time off to listen to the performer. Hope this will bring forth also the poorer folks, that they would be given opportunities
- Anonymous

- Shaun Williams

Wow, what a fabulous initiative. Let's come out on the streets and support them
- Suruchi Aulakh

Awesome job. The singing is superb and guitar was played superb as well
- Zaied Ahmed

Bandra station se jo gaana suna. Uske kuch achchi baatein aur ek achchi samajh mili hai. Jisise mujhe fayda ho, saare kaam achche tarah se karta hun aur sabhi ko achcha se achcha kaam kar pata hun !!
- Santosh

A great effort and congratulations to all those who worked to make it happen.
- Sidharth Bhatia

An initiative that our city needed ! Learned many varieties of genres through this.
- Karthik Chandramouli

Very nice. Sound system should be allowed.
- Sanjay Naranje

My first ever seen live street performance with great message.
- Sanjay Singh

Very good job. Public gets exposure to good music. Also you guys play very well.
- Harsha Shah

listened to some great bhajans at borivali station PF no. 1
- @Sandeepmz

Thanks to u and ur authentic orchestra.. just experience it at churhcgate stn
- Prasanna Ghaisas

It's peace away from chaos, should have put it out on the railway speakers. Amazing !!!
- Raj Solanki

borivali station performance was too good...  Keep up the good work 
- Hrishikesh Poduval

Really Gr8 job it should be national.
- Ashok Bhandari

It was a wonderful experience for me watching Rahul Pais sing and play music. Thanks for a wonderful effort by NSPA in putting up performances. I have never seen something like this at churchgate station.
- Venus John

Its a great message forwarded to people through the six strings. Great !!
- Jignesh Patel

Nice !! Very very refreshing and brings back the place of joy within us.
- Joseph Anthony

Refreshing to see Pratyul Joshi perform at Churchgate station yesterday evening. Kudos to NSPA for such a bold endeavour!
- Jaisinh Gaikwad

Fabulous. Appreciate it !!
- Aamir B

I just wanted to let you know, what you are doing with live music at the railway stations is absolutely amazing. Several years ago I saw the new York symphony orchestra play in the new York subway and it changed me forever.Thank you for bringing back a little soul to Mumbai.
- Kanu Gupta

It's something new. Want you to come to Vasai.
- Harsh Shah

Good job, not seen this in Mumbai before. Keep it up. Very happy.
- Prameela Monteiro

Can be more interactive. Otherwise very innovative !!!
- Linto Joseph

I from small district Gondia. I listen Niraj Arya on 17th. very rocking. I invite you to my city
- Vivek Raut

Congratulations!! Great start NSPA!!!
- Ritika Afb

I reached Vashi station tired and worn out from the days work, to see a crowd formed around a man, went to investigate, and I saw a man performing a song which sounded like Sufi music to me. His voice echoed through the granite corridors of the station and the merry strums of his guitar filled the air with melancholy. I stood there hearing his song about finding God in ones own belief, reminded me of Kabir ke Dohe which i had read when i was a kid.
- Satish Kumar

Very impressed by what you guys put up... Do let me know if something else interesting comes up... :)
- Abraham Mathews

Awesome job!! Best of luck for your initiative
- Kunal Vishe

Liked the new concept of taking the music to mass n encouraging the artist. I am out of Bombay but would love to see the next event. All the best
- Vimal Rachna

Truly excellent initiative....... The performances are enthralling and force you to stop in your daily rush and take a breath of music ... Keep up the good work
- Amit Si

NSPA u rock !!
- Ishaan S

Its too good. The artists are also just awesome. Completely refreshing.
- Saurabh Dasgupta

It is a fantastic job. More popularity needs to be collected through increasing frequency or FB and all
- Shrushti Gohel

This is such a good activity and very helpful concept for society. Keep it up.
- Ranvirsingh Gohil

The purpose of art is not only to amuse the people but to enlighten the hearts of the people, to seek good and to transfrom the ordinary life for someting extraordinary and to help people to live in a better society.
- (Kirtankar) Deepak Jawane

Just read about this! brilliant work you doing out there :)
just made me smile. Thank You!
hope to catch the next one at churchgate

- Anuja Sanghavi

This is a best way to educate people or generate awareness for citizens.
- Sufiyan Qureshi

I loved d performance of pratyul joshi and rahul bakshi at borivali station on 25th april.
- Chintan Joshi

Love it !! Great finding some fresh music in the city. Maybe have it in a more open spot in the station so even more people can enjoy it 
- Sonaly Patel

Dear NSPA, Had an opportunity to listen to you guys in ACTREC lawn today. Great team and a wonderful evening. Cheers!
- Vaishali Aggarwal

Its a brilliant initiative! :) Will share and spread the word : :)
- Abhishek Thakore

Amazing initiative.. all my blessings with u'll .. Prosper
- Selina

Very nice! This is a good attempt !
- Vivek Jodi

Excellent system. Real good work at no profit.
- P.S. Mahajan


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