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Days of Action with Yo-Yo Ma: Mumbai

Days of Action with Yo-Yo Ma: Mumbai

Yo-Yo Ma joins the Mumbai community for Days of Action to discover the many ways #cultureconnectsus. How does culture build social cohesion in a plural society?

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JANUARY 21, 2019
A New Conversation 2019: Residency
G5A, Mahalaxmi | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Mumbai artists from a diverse cross-section of music, spoken word, and performance backgrounds collaborate to produce original music and creative work inspired by Bach’s cello suites. Public observation is welcome 2pm – 6pm.

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Indians in Western Classical Music
Afternoon

A group of Western Classical musicians from around India will come together with Yo-Yo Ma to rehearse a new string ensemble arrangement by Indian pianist and conductor Parvesh Java of celebrated Mumbai-based composer Vanraj Bhatia’s piece “Reverie”. Not open to the public.

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JANUARY 22, 2019
A New Conversation 2019: Residency
G5A, Mahalaxmi | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Mumbai artists from a diverse cross-section of music, spoken word, and performance backgrounds collaborate to produce original music and creative work inspired by Bach’s cello suites. Public observation is welcome.

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Workshop in Worli Koliwada
Afternoon

A group of students from Worli Koliwada share music with Yo-Yo Ma and explore the role of performance and culture in their community. Part of an ongoing relationship between G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture and Worli Koliwada residents. Not open to the public.

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Pop-up Outdoor Performance
Location TBA | 6:30PM

In a special informal performance, Yo-Yo Ma will pop-up at an iconic location in the city to play a selection from Bach’s suites for solo cello, in the spirit of reflection on Mumbai’s past and future. Free and open to the public.

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JANUARY 23, 2019
A New Conversation 2019: Residency
G5A, Mahalaxmi | 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Mumbai artists from a diverse cross-section of music, spoken word, and performance backgrounds collaborate to produce original music and creative work inspired by Bach’s cello suites. Public observation is welcome.

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Cultural Conversation
CSMVS Museum Lawns, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
5:30PM

Yo-Yo Ma joins filmmaker Nandita Das and Carnatic vocalist, author, and activist TM Krishna to discuss culture’s role in Mumbai, India, and the world, moderated by global cultural theorist Homi K. Bhabha. What role does cultural creativity play in a time where communities are divided by ideologies of exclusion and division? How do the arts shape our senses so that we can create a culture of civic life that respects and nurtures the diverse and plural sensibilities of those with whom we share the planet? In association with CSMVS Mumbai and the Asia Society India Centre. Open to the public; space is limited to registered guests. Register by emailing asiasocietyindiacentre@asiasociety.org.

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A New Conversation 2019: Performances
G5A, Mahalaxmi | 4:00PM – Late

Artists and culture-makers from throughout Mumbai come together to celebrate and explore how culture connects us across identities and genres. In a unique event of performances that activates G5A’s many spaces, in a resuscitated warehouse in the mill district of Central Mumbai, spoken word artists, theatre-makers, food and pop-ups, and local musicians come together to put inclusive art into action, and showcase its power to catalyze change. The creative culmination of the three-day collaborative residency, बेबाक Bebak (Hindi for “Fearless”), will close the evening. Co-produced by G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture.
Beer Garden & Pop-Ups with Spoken Word are free and open to the public, space is limited. Theatre and Residency showcase tickets are available here: https://in.bookmyshow.com/special/a-new-conversation-2019-cultureconnectsus/ET00094113

Learn more about The Bach Project: http://bach.yo-yoma.com/

Date

Jan 21 - 23 2019

Time

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Location

Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

Next Event

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