We are now in the age of cities: Fast cities. Smart cities. Model cities. They will be planned and will be built, even if the blue prints are undesirable. Workers who build cities experience the idea of a city very differently.
Songs and poems are born from this pain of separation, alive. He listens to music, to remember. His presence and absence are punctuated by these songs.
We hope to create passages to meet workers in a third space, outside of surveilled spaces, to meet each other outside the context of work. A space where we can recollect, collectively. A space free of authority and suspicion: through music.
This monsoons, for the first time in Bangalore, we at maraa are proud to present Kalpana Patowary and her mandali for a performance of Bhojpuri songs and poems.