Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017 from an insider’s eye!!
Country’s largest multicultural festival was on!!! And I had the amazing opportunity to cover the event on official capacity. Working for the prestigious Kala ghoda association is an honor in itself ! The association has been working selflessly since 1998, they have been preserving the heritage and art in the south Bombay district since 1999!
The association started the Kala ghoda arts festival (KGAF) annually in, February 1999. The festival usually starts from the first Saturday till the next Sunday in-total for 9 days! This is the biggest multicultural festival in India, it attracts people and tourists , not just from the city but from all over the country, and, indeed, the world!
It’s not every day you get to work with amazing people like Shiresh Karale, Brinda Miller, Geeta Castelino, Varsha Shiresh Karale, Nicole Mody etc who are not just the backbone of kgaf but they are the heart of it.
It’s not everyday you get to go to the balcony of David Sassoon library and click pictures.
It’s not everyday you get to meet Bollywood actors and world renowned Artists.
It’s not everyday that you get to go the green room of the top Bollywood actors.
It’s not everyday that you are interviewed by Hindustan Times.
Truly it’s not everyday that you get to work for Kala Ghoda Association!
I find myself very lucky to be working under the guidance of such amazing people!
Check out some of the interesting Snaps I got during KGAF 2017
Shahid Kapoor Inaugurating the festival!
Kacchi Ghodi Dance
This dance form is performed on dummy horses by the men wearing beautiful traditional costumes with embellishments and mirror work. The horses on which they perform the dance are also dressed to the ‘T’ and they hold swords while performing. Drums and fiffies are played on which they do the dance.
Sukhvinder Singh performing the final at of KGAF 2017 at Asiatic Steps!!
Badrinath and his Dulhania (Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt) dropped by and shook a leg with the audience!!
Here is Javed Ali giving a mesmerizing performance
Indiva a band of Four Divas who blend their elements & expertise to create original multilingual World Folk Fusion Music.
And finally, Goodbye to the festival director, Brinda Miller who stepped down as honorary director of the festival. It’s a role she has performed, with utmost dedication, since 2001!!
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Also, Do not forget to check out my other post where I have covered all the Installations at KGAF 2017!!
- Yash Chavan