The Yuva Ekta Foundation
The Yuva Ekta Foundation is a not-for-profit trust working at the intersection of Youth and Governance, spanning a canvas that integrates young people from different socio economic and geographic backgrounds.
Natya Rasta is a part of the Yuva Ekta Foundation and Teamwork Arts Outreach programme towards the Sounds of Freedom Festival, where in the Yuva Ekta Foundation works with young students to create a Street Theatre performance. This year, around the Gender Equality theme, they have come up with an extraordinary Street Play – ‘Gender Bender’. It is truly a hard look at our social conditioning, our attitudes and beliefs that lie at the core of all our relationships. When will we evolve towards a more ‘gender-just’ world?
Friends of Music
Friends of Music is an inventive space, where musicians from various backgrounds bring forth their melodic voice and showcase their work. A panoramic phenomenon that takes place every month, Friends of Music today is one of the most sought after stages for upcoming artists as they are situated to perform with some of the best musicians in the industry. The evening trademark is the impromptu jam at the end between the various artists who performed, which allows musicians to share a stage and collaborate.
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Vocal Rasta has been performing for the past few months and was recently seen at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. The group comprises of 15 performers singing A Capella (only voices). Trained by Antoine Redon and Subhadra Kamath, they bring together a rich repertoire celebrating Freedom of Creative Expression through popular renditions of songs including, “Ederlezy” by Goran Bregovic, “Earth” by Imogen Heap, “Abantwana Basethempeleni (Children of the Temple)” Hum Dekho Chal Pade, composed specially by Kailash Kher… as well as create original compositions, “Freedom”, “Love”, “Respect”, “Chain”, “Right Left”. Vocal Rasta will perform in colleges as part of the Sounds of Freedom outreach program.