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#BiodiversitybytheBay Digital Festival

Come and join the Ministry for Mumbai’s Magic community in a month-long virtual festival of music, comedy and art, where we imagine our future together.

Starting 5 October, the free festival will feature some of the most exciting figures in the worlds of music, comedy and design, with a new artist in the spotlight every day. The free to attend digital festival has been put together by the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic and DeadAnt, India’s first and only entertainment, news and new-media company dedicated to comedy.

The festival is being hosted across Instagram and YouTube between 5-25 October, split into three weeks of music, art, and comedy.

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In music, we have lined up performances by bespoke suit-wearing dream-pop duo Parekh and Singh, alongside acoustic troubadour Nikhil Dsouza and singer-songwriter Tejas. Also on the lineup are contemporary pop/rap star Anushka Manchanda, veteran live electronica act BLOT!, and rapper and Desi Hip Hop editor Dee MC.

The design part of the festival will feature artistic interventions by some of India’s most promising young visual artists, including Shilo Shiv Suleman, Priyanka Paul, Pia Alize Hazarika, and Aaquib Wani. They’ll be joined by Aaron Pinto, Smish Designs, Mehek, Osheen Siva, Shweta Malhotra and Vinu Joseph. The artists will each launch a new work which responds to Mumbai’s ecosystem.

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And if there’s anything we all need in 2020, it’s a little bit of laughter. Everyone’s favourite comedy podcasters The Internet Said So will kick off the week of comedy, which will also include performances by Kunal Rao, Jose Covaco, Prashasti Singh, Daniel Fernandes and Anu Menon.
Join us for this free one-of-a-kind digital festival, with performances streaming on the artists’ Instagram or Youtube channels and Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic’s social media channels.

Full line up of MUSIC, ART & COMEDY:

Music

05 Oct 07 PM
06 Oct 07 PM
07 Oct 07 PM
08 Oct 07 PM
09 Oct 07 PM
10 Oct 07 PM

Art

11 Oct 12 PM
12 Oct 12 PM
13 Oct 12 PM
14 Oct 12 PM
15 Oct 12 PM
15 Oct 12 PM
16 Oct 12 PM
17 Oct 12 PM
18 Oct 12 PM
19 Oct 12 PM

Comedy

20 Oct 07 PM
21 Oct 07 PM
22 Oct 07 PM
23 Oct 07 PM
24 Oct 07 PM
25 Oct 07 PM

We believe that Mumbai can be a sustainable city, a place where leopards, wild orchids, and people thrive together. We also believe that this can only happen through the power of our community. This festival is a chance to harness our collective power and turn it into something magical, a chance to share your dreams and solutions for protecting Mumbai’s nature with the artists you love, and learn about why they are inspired to do the same. Nature has always been a source of inspiration for creativity - and it’s time we gave back!

We know that Mumbaikars are all dreamers and doers, we know that you are creative and proactive. Why should your climate movement be any different?

DeadAnt is India’s first and only internet media, news and entertainment company with a focus on comedy—your all-access pass to the ‘scene'.

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