The Bandstand Revival Project is all set to give the city a taste of the old with a dash of the new says Glynda Alves
In an age where the significance of ‘music’ is restricted to Bollywood, the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents an alternative: a colourful mélange of music by the youth bands of Mumbai, through its Bandstand Revival Project. Thousands of Mumbaikars will get the chance to experience the old world charm of live music in a bandstand.
And the third year of the Bandstand Revival Projects aims to be bigger and better this time round. The project aims to extend across the city with performances in Malabar Hill, Dadar Chowpatty, Carter Road Amphitheatre and many other places. The main aim of the project is to promote traditional and cultural links in the city by recreating an environment from the 1800’s, by reinstating live bands performances in open areas during the evening hours. Besides it is also an attempt to encourage outdoor gigs in the city, other than those at commercial establishments.
Project Manager (and a member of the band Something Relevant) Stuart D’Costa, tells us, “I wish I was around back in the day when these all the bandstands were active, I would have loved to watch a concert at the Cooperage Grounds. This brings us a step closer. Some of the artists in this year’s programming are new- comers to the music scene, and I am really excited to see them, alongside some pretty established bands. This time round, we have 3 bandstands next session we will try and open up a few more.” So if you want a little
outdoor entertainment, you know where to go.
PRADAKSHINAM & BOMBAY BASSMENT
March 12 at Kamala Nehru Udyan, Malabar Hills
DISCHORDIAN + RANG
March 19 at Kamala Nehru Udyan, Malabar Hills
MCGM BAND + ANKIT DAYAL + VASUDHA SHARMA
April 2 at Kamala Nehru Udyan, Malabar Hills
POLICE BAND + ANKUR TEWARI & GHALAT FAMILY
April 16 at Veer Prabhu Deshpande & Sant Dyaneshwar Udyan (Dadar Chowpatty)
SOMETHING RELEVANT + AIRPORT
April 30 at Veer Prabhu Deshpande & Sant Dyaneshwar Udyan (Dadar Chowpatty)
POLICE BAND + SPLIT
May 7 at Carter Road, Bandra
SLOW DOWN CLOWN + SHOR BAZAAR
May 14 at Kamala Nehru Udyan, Malabar Hills
THE COLOR COMPOUND + THE PULP SOCIETY
May 21 Carter Road, Bandra
May 28 at Kamala Nehru Udyan, Malabar Hills
* Concert timings: 5.30-8pm