In the 1850s, Mumbai had a great tradition of performances in public bandstands by regimental and other brass bands. As a part of its CSR initiative, the Bombay Chamber, in association with the Indiatourism, Mumbai, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, revived this historical tradition by organizing live performances at the Hanging Garden Bandstand, Malabar Hill.
This year’s performances, mainly by youth bands, were organised every Saturday from February 6, and were aimed at consolidating bandstand music in Mumbai through creation of newer open spaces for gigs.
It was also an attempt to take forward this unique tradition and cultural legacy of the city of Mumbai, while providing a platform to young musicians.
The last gig in this series will happen today, and feature Something Relevant, Ankur Tewari and Ghalat Family, Lambada and the Institutional Police Band will perform live. A CD with tracks by select bands will be also be handed out.
Catch the grand finale of the Bandstand gigs tonight between 5.15 to 8.45 at the Amphitheatre, Kamala Nehru Udyan, Malabar Hill. No entry fee.