Chalo lal Qila – Artists Unite

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am – March 3, 2019 @ 10:00 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
Venue : Red Fort (Lal Qila), Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk
Netaji Subhash Marg
Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006


Chalo lal Qila – Artists Unite

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Venue : Red Fort (Lal Qila), Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi – 110006
Venue Info : Map | Nearest Metro Stations – Lal Qila(Violet Line)’ & ‘Chandni Chowk(Yellow Line)’

Event Description : FEST : Artists Unite, Delhi – Chalo Laal Qila!

On March 2 & 3 over a hundred artists, writers and poets will gather at the Red Fort, Delhi, on multiple stages at the historic 15 August Park  to speak of democracy, togetherness and of an India that belongs to all its citizens. They will speak through the language of music, theatre, poetry, films and performances. Similar events are being organized by artists in other cities and towns including Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Dharwad, Pune and Patna.

Join us as we celebrate the culture of love, togetherness and the rejection of hatred. A large number of artists including Shubha Mudgal, Rabbi Shergill, Astad Deboo, Aditi Mangaldas, Jasbir Jassi, Maya Rao, Madan Gopal Singh, Dhruv Sangari, Surjit Nongmeikapam Bon, Sheetal Sathe, Harpreet, Askari Naqvi, Sonam Kalra, Inder Salim, Delhi Sultanate + Begum X, Azadi Records, Vedanth Bharadwaj,  Prabh Deep, Sanjay Rajoura, Ahmer, Seedhe Maut, Swadesi, Dopeadelics, Daniel Langthasa – Mr. India, Rasika Agashe, Lokesh Jain,  JANAM, Fouzia Dastango, Syed Sahil Agha, Patna Choir  are performing at the two day event. There will be poetry sessions, a mushaira/kavi sammelan with some of the most respected poets in Urdu and Hindi including Ashok Vajpeyi, Gauhar Raza, Asad Zaidi, Mangalesh Dabral, Nouman Shauq, Azhar Iqbal, Waseem Rashid, Akhil Katyal, Sabika Abbas,  theatre performances, film screenings, visual art exhibitions, hip hop and reggae music and a celebration of Delhi’s diverse food cultures.  The event is free and open to all.

Why should Artists Unite ? This is a time when cultural and social life in India is being torn asunder by a toxic cocktail of propaganda, violence, censorship and distorted histories. The right to life, the right to love, food choices, language and histories, cultural expression, all are under assault by a politics of hate which is at war with the people of India and their diverse cultures.

As artists and cultural practitioners we re-dedicate ourselves at this critical moment to defend a culture that speaks of love, equality and solidarity. We will fight hate with love. We will counter violence with peace. Through our images, speech, words, music and bodies we will resist the cultural destruction of India.
Artists and writers are witness to and participants in the evolution of a culture that acquires its strength from diverse influences that together transform into the promise of Indian democracy, a promise that finds its echo in the Indian constitution. Democracy is not a majoritarian project to identify enemies and enforce uniformity of language, behaviour and culture. Democracy is the celebration of a collective will for peace, of living together with dignity and equality.

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