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Photos 2011

Aurora Jane Music Workshop
Aurora Jane taught Acorn members to "How to use your voice and body as an instrument. Aurora Jane, Mal Webb, Tim Bennett & Kozy Karsay showed them how we are all full of music! In 'bandmouth' Mal showed how to make your mouth sound like a whole band! In 'loopy' Tim showed how to use a magic pedal to build a song. In 'body percussion' Kozy showed how to make rhythm's by tapping yourself like a drum. Aurora Jane also taught a song to sing along."
Capoeira Workshop
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power kicks and quick leg sweeps, with some ground and aerial acrobatics, knee strikes, take-downs, elbow strikes, punches and headbutts.
Demolition of Acorn Office
The Municipal Corporation started demolishing houses of Acorn members in Dharavi, those who were refused rehabilitation were thrown with their children and belongings on the streets, they are now living in our office. This is against the Maharashtra governments own stated policy that they will not demolish houses during the monsoon. Then they will start breaking our office, we have shifted our furniture into the adjoining recycling center. We are living in a democracy which drags their own kids out of school and throws them under the bulldozer in the name of redevelopment, people are angry, their cries for justice is silenced by hundreds of policemen.
Independence Rock with Taufiq Quereshi
On the 14th of August, Independence Day weekend, the Acorn kids performed at Blue Frog with percussion specialist Taufiq Qureshi and his Mumbai Stamp group. It was a Bring Your Own Drums Party, wherein this Innovative Band, the Mumbai Stamp used all sorts of Waste Meterials like Bins, Cans, Tin Boxes & Buckets etc to make music. And Acorn kids too took their Waste Materials and joined in the Party.


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