Launched in 2018, Avirbhav Concerts is an initiative by Kal-Aakaar Collective, aimed at helping families with children familiarise themselves with stage shows and cultural performances. The concerts aim to bridge the gap between audiences and Indian classical, folk, traditional, and contemporary artists. An upcoming show by Avirbhav includes a soulful performance by popular Sufi band Nizami Bandhu between 24 and 26 Feb in Gurugram.
The first edition of Avirbhav Concerts featured some notable performances by Shri Sharat Chandra Srivastava, the Gangani project from the Kathak Jaipur Gharana, Qawwali by Niazi Nizami Brothers from the Nizamuddin Dargah, Tansen by Trialogue Company and more. Nine monthly events were held and each event concluded with a dialogue between the audience and artists, making the experience even more enriching.
The second edition resumed post-COVID, supported by Worldmark Gurugram, and featured five weekly events with folk, Punjabi, classical and international performers from Africa. The third edition held between 21 and 22 Jan 2023 featured Parvaaz, one of India’s most exciting bands and Chaar Yaar with their mystic Sufi magic. This edition also featured monthly concerts at two venues with a diverse lineup of indie and folk rock performers.
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Avirbhav series promotes Indian folk culture and independent music. The festival will give you a wholesome experience of different flavours of the Indian music scene. From indie rock bands to folk artists, the series is creating awareness amongst our audiences to understand and appreciate music via its roots.
How To Get There
How To Reach Gurugram
1. By Air: Gurugram has no airport. The nearest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, around 28 km away. The airport is connected to almost all cities in India and major cities across the globe.
2. By Rail: NH 8 and the Dwarka Expressway, along with their branches, constitute the network of roadways connecting Gurugram to adjoining cities like Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai. Several buses and cabs are available from nearby cities to Gurugram.
3. By Road: Gurugram has a small railway station that connects some major cities via few trains. The nearest railway junctions are Nizamuddin Railway Station and New Delhi Railway Station. The Indian Railways offers many express trains to reach these stations from other parts of India.
- Food stalls
- Gendered toilets
- Licensed bars
- Parking facilities
- Wheelchair access
- Masks mandatory
- Socially distanced
- Temperature checks
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Woolens: Gurugram gets very cold in January, with temperatures dipping as low as 5°C.
2. Comfortable footwear such as sneakers.
3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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