The Conversation with Buland Shukla and Sapna Shahani followed by Sumit Roy gig #mondayfixgoa Dec 20th 8 pm Vagator

This #mondayfixgoa, we have Buland Shukla @buland.shukla @ftr_vinylbar @fermentstationgoa talking about his entrepreneurial insights and experiences with Sapna Shahani @blurb.goa @alternist This conversation will revolve around the eco system of starting niche businesses and the nurturing required to evolve passion projects into successful ventures.

With them, post the conversation, we have Roy, @sumitroystudio a tri-lingual rapper and a visual artist. With his art, he confronts the reality of an industrialised nation, using the subversive trans continental form of hip hop to articulate the political anxieties.

At @odd.joint @groove42goa 8 pm Venue


Future of Comics | Falah Faisal in conversation with Orijit Sen 13th December #mondayfixgoa

This #mondayfixgoa will be absorbing. We have the OG @orijitzen and @musalmancomix a.k.a. @gonzogram66 talking about the responsibilities of contemporary art, and discuss the worldwide occurrences of issue based art. And Of Course, the future of comics!

From this conversation, we hope to learn about the ‘kintsugi’ in graphic art field, of how their artworks are weaving together the fractured freedom – the visual affirmations that resonates with the curious young minds, to find reasons, and find ways to ask right questions.

At @odd.joint @groove42goa 8 pm Venue


The Barefoot Exemplars | The Story of Art Escape #mondayfixgoa 12th Oct 2020 7.30 pm

Founders of Art Escape, The Live Music Project, Inspire Trust, Ideas Boutique, Vinesh & Darryl have brought quality music, art, creative workshops, environmental projects and festivals to Goa for ten years now. How has the pandemic affected them, their activities and goals, and what’s in store in the future?

In conversation with Shweta Bajaj, an award winning journalist who also happened to be at their first gig a decade ago, about their artistic and curatorial journey so far and the road ahead.

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100 years of Pandit Ravi Shankar -a presentation by S Kalidas | #mondayfixgoa 24.08 | 7.30 pm

To celebrate the centenary year of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar’s birth, musicologist and arts writer S Kalidas will make a presentation on the life and music of this global Indian genius whom he calls the Tansen of our times.

S.Kalidas has been an active commentator and participant on the Indian arts scene for well over four decades. He was trained in Hindustani classical music formally by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur. He has worked as arts editor/ writer with The Times of India and India Today and was Group Executive Editor for Swagat and Discover India magazines. His stints in television include producing features for ITV (india), Doordarshan and Business India Television (BITV).

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The Life of Steve Siqueira – in conversation with Naresh Fernandes | #mondayfixgoa 17.08 | 7.30 pm

The life of Steve Siqueira through time and space.

The Goan Afrikander who became a musician during the transitional age from jazz to rock. Naresh Fernandes and Steve Siqueira, through music, will take us through jazz history and the role Goan musicians played.

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Meeting ID: 882 1226 6980

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Spirit of the land | 5th year anniversary of thus. | 6 Assagao, 7.30 pm, 30th December


On the 5th year anniversary of thus. we present the ‘Spirit of the Land’ – a performance of a work-in-progress set of original numbers in the ‘folk funk tradition’.

The songs are in English and cover contemporary themes and ancient mythologies, viewed in alternative perspectives.

Although the folk funk tradition traditionally demands dancing, this will be an intimate sit-down performance with dialogue and discussion, where possible.

‘Govez’ is Reggie Goveas on vocals & guitar and Vishal Singh on electric guitar, with a guest appearance by Priyal on Spoken word.

Followed by a funk and dunk set by DJ Santa.

Forest Tale Sitayana | Reis Magos Fort, December 13th, 2019, 7.30 pm

TIFA Working Studios and Thus. present
Forest Tales – Sityana
Lecture performance by Anuj Vaidya

13th December, Friday | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
at Reis Magos Fort, Goa
Donor Pass: ₹200 | Pay at venue

Hospitality partner: De Aluizo

A queer sci-fi eco-feminist retelling of the Ramayana Performance by Anuj Vaidya. In this iteration of the project, audience members will ‘become-sprocket’ and participate in an embodied ‘motion-picture’, in the process of co-creating a ‘speculative cinema’ that exists in our collective imagination.

Anuj Vaidya is an educator, media/performance maker, and curator whose work meanders around themes of queer ecology.

Come see this lecture performance filled with a unique perspective of mythological tale!


The Adventures of Dizzy Sal| Naresh Fernandes | #mondayfixgoa 6 Assagao 9th December 2019

In 1959, ace Indian pianist Edward Saldanha -who was known to his fans as Dizzy Sal, arrived in the US to study at the famed Berkeley School of Music on a scholarship that he’s won, thanks to the support of jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the next few years, Dizzy Sal won a loyal following in the US North East, and recorded as a sideman on a well-regarded album. By 1962, he was back at the family home in Bangalore and rarely performed after that. What happened? | Naresh Fernandes will use archival music clips and rare photographs to tell his fascinating story. | #goanarratives #thusgoa #thustalks Poster by @palebluedotgoa contribution 200/-, please arrive early. #indianjazzjourney #mondayfixgoa #thustalks

Crescendo- The rise of Classical Guitar in India |Reis Magos Fort, Oct 30th, 2019

2235077A-694B-4346-BD09-0082305C3632South Asia’s best-known classical guitar festival takes place every December in Kolkata. The biggest names in the international classical guitar world – Grammy winners, legendary composers, celebrated performers – come to the city to give concerts and teach Indian students. Behind this festival is the Indian Guitar Federation (IGF), an association of collectives from across the country, and its director, Veda Aggarwal.

The classical guitar is mostly a solo instrument that lives on the margins of western classical music, sometimes featured in chamber music, and rarely with an orchestra. So, how is there such a high-profile event for a relatively insignificant instrument in India? Who are these students of classical guitar in our country? How did they get introduced to it to begin with? And how has the landscape, for this kind of music, changed over the years?

Veda Aggrawal will address these questions in a talk, along with a performance by Shyamant Behal, a professional classical guitarist based in Goa. She will speak about India’s classical guitar scene, the challenges students and performers face, and how the IGF has promoted the culture that surrounds this ‘lonely’ instrument.

Contribution 200/-. Poster by Pale Blue Dot, Goa

Shyamant Behal on Guitar | 26th August 2019 #mondayfixgoa, 6 Assagao, 7.30 pm


Shyamant Behal will be playing music primarily from the South American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Paraguay and Venezuela. The pieces are for the most part composed in the 20th century. However, while some of the pieces from Cuba and Venezuela are written in traditional styles based on folk music, some of the Brazilian music by H. Villa-Lobos takes more modern forms. As a monsoon feature, he will be adding a number of lullabies to the program.

He perfected his skills as a musician while studying under Geneviève Chanut at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and received a Diplôme d’Éxecution at the end of his studies. He also enrolled at the École Nationale de Musique et de Danse de Cachan, and was awarded a Médaille d’Or upon completing his Diplôme d’Études Musicales. Since his return to India in 2007, he has given a number of concerts across the country, both as a soloist and with various ensembles.

Limited Seating. Donation based programme.

Artwork by Pale Blue Dot.