Dharavi is acclaimed to be the largest slum region of the world, and the region makes up for a portion of our metropolitan city. With the given tag that has stamped on the Dharavi region, many have failed to acknowledge the strengthen it has in it. The region that is claimed as the largest slum region is also the one that provides hundreds of small industry business and plays a fair share of the source in the country’s economy with unacknowledged skilled artisans and laborers. The region and it’s citizens are again and again pulled down with the title of the slum. But, here is a bunch of groups which extending slowly and gradually which are proving the youngsters of the regions can do a lot more than just make a part for the fat economy of the country.
Dharavi Rocks is a bunch of talented, cool kids making music, who are encouraging others of the locality and bringing in more and more youngsters into their jamming, there by bringing in the desired change in the image of the locality. Their specialty comes in the instruments they use to create their music which is not general high-end musical instruments but, they create and bring out music from the day to day products of humans. For more clarity, products like water drums, cans, sticks, glass bottles, metal caps and anything that generates a voice out of itself. Bringing in a natural and more authentic dimension to the music culture. Anything that has a sound to it, is their instrument.
They regularly practice in a room at Dharavi, preparing for gigs up ahead. They’ve performed at The Mumbai Assembly, The BlueFROG, STOMP the festival and more. The junk percussionists stand out wherever they go and have collaborated with musicians from over the world to create music.
This initiative stands as the preamble to the career opportunity for the kids and youngster of the underrated region of Dharavi. It shows that Art & Creativity is not just for the richer and higher class public but for anyone and everyone who has the passion in them.
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