13 Jan 2012

Mahim Bay



City of Drummers.

Mumbai probably has the largest number of drummers in the world. Festivals, urs, weddings, processions, rallies, etc. they are out in the streets creating maximum decibels over and above the maximum noise the city produces 24/7. We usually import the best street drummers from Nashik and across Marathwada but our local homegrown are trying to match their beats.

However, no locality in the city will allow them to practice within ear-shot. So they have to find the most difficult thing to find in the city, open space.

City of Drummers. But no space for drummers.

Popular desolate drumming locations:

JVLR. Between SEEPZ and L&T
Wadala: Track between Wadala Junction and King's Circle/GTB
Wadala near IMAX
Mankhurd. Near Salt Pans
Eastern Express Highway Between Ramabai and all the way to Bhandup Pumping Station Bus Stop.

Sam reports:
When you go towards Kalyan on the Central line, you come across a place called Diva. There is a group that practices there and also along the tracks near Dombivli.

Please do let me k now if you have boys drumming away anywhere else. I can add to the list...

4 comments:

The Floating Clouds said...

Nice picture, did not know it would be hard for them to find space to practice.

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

Unfortunately or fortunately, yes.

Sam said...

When you go towards Kalyan on the Central line, you come across a place called Diva. There is a group that practices there and also along the tracks near Dombivli.

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

Thank you. Sam. Added to the list :) All the best for you bucket list!

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