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"Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."
- Ray Bradbury

The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA Foundation) is a non-profit initiative dedicated to bringing the culture of street performances to India, and supporting the livelihoods of independent artists - and helping the common man rediscover public spaces and "stuff their eyes with wonder".

The world of performing arts - music, dance, theatre - has always been about just two entities - the performer and the audience. By re-imagining spaces like railway stations, park and gardens, seaside promenades, street markets and bazaars, schools, libraries and cafes, the NSPA attempts to give the street performer and the community a platform to express themselves and celebrate one another. Treating the community to performances and to workshops (as part of our Art Literacy mission) will, we hope, result in an increased appreciation for the arts.

The organisation was founded in the October of 2012 in Mumbai, and we enjoyed our debut performance at Churchgate Station with folk street musicians, who received the astonishment and accolades of the commuters and pedestrians! We now perform at over a dozen public venues in Mumbai - including the Carter Road Amphi theatre, Mumbai Metro stations, and several parks and organic farmers' markets - for more than 50 hours a week!

We pride in our insatiable thirst for discovery, and make it our business to discover new artists - may they be musicians, dancers, or theatre artists, among others - and get our audiences to discover new performances. We're also able to contribute to the livelihoods of our resident artists, and thus encourage their talents and future artistic pursuits.

You can stay updated about upcoming street performances from our Facebook page , and check out our live performance videos on our YouTube channel. We're soon starting NSPA projects in Goa and Delhi as well, so stay tuned!
NSPA Performance Map

All Performance Venues
S. NoLocationDaysTimeAddressAction
1Farmers Market - Bhalla HouseEvery Sunday10am to 1 pmBhalla House,Opp St Andrews Church, Hill Road Bandra, WestView Events >>
2Sai Baba ParkSaturday & Sunday5.00 pm - 8.00 pmEvershine Nagar, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064View Events >>
3Bhau Daji Lad Museum1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month4.00pm to 6.00pm91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027View Events >>
4Carter RoadTuesday & Friday6pm to 9pmPromenade,Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050, Opposite Landmark Building & CafeCoffeeDayView Events >>
5Ghatkopar Metro StationSunday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmHirachand Desai Rd, Kapol wadi, Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400086View Events >>
6Andheri Metro StationFriday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmAndheri - Kurla Rd, Railway Colony, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053View Events >>
7Versova Metro StationMonday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmVersova Rd, Model Town, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061View Events >>
8Pushpa Narsee ParkSaturday5.30pm to 7.30pm15, Vaikunthlal Mehta Rd, Nehru Nagar, Airport Area, Juhu Nehru Nagar, Airport Area, Juhu Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049View Events >>
9Infinity Mall, MaladThursday6.00pm to 8.00pm Link Rd, Mindspace, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064View Events >>
10Oberoi Mall, GoregaonFriday4.30pm to 7.30pm Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East ,Dindoshi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063View Events >>
11Marol Naka Metro StationThurday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmMarol Naka Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053View Events >>
12DN Nagar Metro StationWednesday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmJP Road, Sahayog Nagar, D N Nagar, Bhudargarh Colony, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058View Events >>
13Saki Naka Metro StationSaturday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmAndheri-Ghatkopar Rd, Bandi Bazaar, Nair Wadi, Sakinaka, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400072View Events >>
14Airport Road Metro StationWednesday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmAndheri - Kurla Rd, Vijay Nagar Colony West, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059View Events >>
15Wester Express Highway Metro StationTuesday9am to 11am & 5pm to 8pmSir Mathuradas Vasanji Rd, Mota Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053View Events >>
16Golds Gym1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month7pm to 8pm The Qube, Near International Airport, Lane of Wellington Park, Marol Naka, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059View Events >>
17FTN RetroThursday9.30pm to 10.30pm 6, Nisha Palace, Rajanpada, Opposite Goregaon Sports Club, Link Road,Malad West, Malad West, MumbaiView Events >>
18Sneha Dharavi, Art LiteracySaturday5.00 pm to 6.00 pm90 Feet Road, R P Nagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400017View Events >>
19Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedakar Municipal School, Art LiteracyThursday2.30pm to 3.30pmOpp Bld no100, BDD Chawl, SS Amritwar Marg, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013View Events >>
20G K Municipal School, Art LiteracyThursday3.30pm to 4.30pmGanpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013View Events >>
21Ram Krishna Param Hans Municipal School, Art LiteracyFriday2.00pm to 3.00pmOpp Kherwadi Police station, Shri Hari Mandir Marg, Government Colony, Bandra East, Mumbai -400051View Events >>
22Touching Lives, Art LiteracyC-3, Carolyn Bunglow, Babudev Ranade Rd, Mandapeshwar, Dahisar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400068View Events >>
23Kranti NGO, Art LiteracyMonday7.00 pm to 8.00pm28/219 Anand nagar CHS, behind OLA Vakola Banquent, Santacruz East 400055View Events >>
24Bandstand PromenadeWed and Sat05.30 to 08.30pmFront of Yellow Cabin, BJ Road, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, Opp Camp Juice CenterView Events >>
25QTube CafeEverday4pm - 8pmShop No 3, Moray House, SV Road, Bandra West Mumbai 400050View Events >>
26Farmers Market - D'Monte ParkSundays10am - 2pm42, St Andrew's Road, D'Monte Park Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050View Events >>

Today's Performances
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Sakinaka Metro Station
7:00-8:00 pm Vishal Bajpai
8:00-9:00 pm Achchhai & Ajit
Carter Road
6:00-7:00 pm Amruta & Ashok & Reshma & Sagar
7:00-8:00 pm Gyan & Neeraj & pranav & vinar
8:00-9:00 pm dharmendra & rajnish & rohit & Roshni

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Street Speak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NSPA u rock !!
- Ishaan S

Really Gr8 job it should be national.
- Ashok Bhandari

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Shaun Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very nice. Wonderful concept.
- Padmavathi Thyagaraju

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fabulous. Appreciate it !!
- Aamir B


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