Our YouTube Channel
We have launched a dedicated YouTube video channel called Ajab Shahar, where we have started uploading our materials in anticipation of the site being...
I Saw Myself: Storytelling, Poetry and Music from the World of Shah Latif Bhitai
Times of India International Folk Festival, Bangalore. September, 2014

LUMS Festival of Kabir, Lahore, October, 2014

Mumbai Festival of Kabir,...

Sajni, Saheli, Piya: The Woman's Voice in Mystic Poetry
LUMS Festival of Kabir, Lahore, October, 2014

MenEngage Global Conference, New Delhi, November, 2014

Harrington Art Gallery, Kolkata, April, 201...

Design Charette for Srishti Students
In August 2014, Smriti Chanchani led a 2-week design charette for students of Srishti to create wall art & graffiti with the poetry of Kabir, and even...
In Tribute to Abdullah Hussain Turk
The Kabir Project team participated in a moving tribute function for Abdullah Hussain Turk, the deeply learned Sufi singer and thinker of Kutch in Nov...
I Saw Myself - A book on the Sindhi Sufi poet - Shah Abdul Latif - pre-order now!
Dear friends, Very happy to share this book on the poems and stories and oral traditions of the amazing Sindhi Sufi poet - Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai ...
Ajab Shahar goes live!
www.ajabshahar.org! Come wander in a 'wondrous' and 'ajab' online city, discovering songs, reflections, couplets, stories, films about Kabir and many ...
One Palace, a Thousand Doorways
One Palace, a Thousand Doorways Songlines through Bhakti, Sufi and Baul oral traditions by Vipul Rikhi with Shabnam Virmani A unique textual comp...
One Palace, a Thousand Doorways
One Palace, a Thousand Doorways Songlines through Bhakti, Sufi and Baul oral traditions by Vipul Rikhi with Shabnam Virmani A unique textual comp...


9 Sep 2010
2 Sep - 9 Sep

Educational outreach with Chintan Girish Modi and artist Vishakha Chanchani, a concert by Mooralala Marwada and screenings of Shabnam Virmani’s Kabir based documentaries for the students of the Rajghat Besant School in Benaras.

19 Sep 2010
17 Sep - 19 Sep

Chalo Hamara Des will be screened as part of the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho(USA). Dr. Linda Hess, who is featured in the film, will provide a reading of poems by Kabir following the screening.

30 Oct 2010
22 Oct - 30 Oct
Wonderful Cinema Theatre, Taipei

All four films from The Kabir Project to be screened at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival in Taipei.

22 Oct19:30Auditorium, TaipeiJourneys with Kabir: Bounded-Boundless
23 Oct10:00Auditorium, TaipeiJourneys with Kabir: Come to My Country
24 Oct12:10Wonderful Cinema Theatre, TaipeiJourneys with Kabir: In the Market Stands Kabir
24 Oct14:10Wonderful Cinema Theatre, TaipeiJourneys with Kabir: Someone is Listening
31 Oct 2010
31 Oct
Festival, Music, Screening

Screening of Koi Sunta Hai and live performances by Shabnam Virmani and Mooralala Marwada as part of the Ahmedabad International Arts Festival 2010

31 Oct17:00CEE Auditorium, AhmedabadScreening of Koi Sunta Hai: Journeys with Kumar and Kabir, followed by a discussion with Shabnam Virmani
31 Oct21:00CEE AuditoriumThe Kabir Project: Concert by Mooralala Marwada(folk singer from Kutch) and Shabnam Virmani
11 Nov 2010
10 Nov - 11 Nov

The Kabir Project has been invited by Muktangan to facilitate a two-day workshop as part of their Diwali teacher training programme. It will include an introduction to Kabir, a screening of the film ‘Had-Anhad’, reflections by filmmaker Shabnam Virmani on her personal journey with Kabir, sharing of music from folk traditions of Malwa, Rajasthan and Kutch. Through all of this, there would be an attempt to link this exposure to the everyday lives of the teachers and the school they teach in. While Muktangan is involved with seven schools in Mumbai, the workshop will mainly...

21 Nov 2010
21 Nov
Festival, Music, Poetry Reading

Promotional Video : (http://vimeo.com/16690747)

What –
A festival of poetry by 17th century poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai – featuring folk singers from Kutch, poetry readings and evocative story telling of the love legends which feature in the Sufi poetry.

The poet –
Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1689-1752) is one of the greatest Sufi poets along with Rumi (1207-1273) and Mir Dard (1721-1785), but relatively speaking lesser known. His poetry draws on the power and beauty of Vedanta and Islam...

21 Nov6pm-10pmSophia AuditoriumPoetry reading and storytelling of love legends by Anju Makhija and Shabnam Virmani/Performances by the Waee singers and Mooralala Marwada
25 Nov 2010
22 Nov - 25 Nov
Music, Screening

The Kabir Project has been invited to design and facilitate a four-day component in a Refresher Course on the theme ‘Indian Psychology: Emerging Perspectives’ organized by the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi. Resource persons include Shabnam Virmani, Jyoti Sahi (http://jyotiartashram.blogspot.com/), Prahlad Singh Tipanya, Kalpana Tanwar, Apoorvanand, and Chintan Girish Modi.

24 Nov 2010
24 Nov

Prahlad Tipanya is one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today who combines singing and explanation of Kabir bhajans in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh. He is performing at a special concert being organized collaboratively by Department of Psychology, Jubilee Hall Students’ Union, and Department of Hindi at Delhi University on the evening of November 24. The programme starts at 5.30 pm, and entry is open to all. For details, email apurvchauhan@gmail.com

4 Dec 2010
2 Dec - 4 Dec
Sardarpur/Rajgarh, Malwa

There is a three day percussion and rhythm workshop happening in Malwa with Parbat Jogi as part of the Malwa Field Support initiative. There will also be a concert by Shabnam Virmani on the 4th of Dec at Sardarpur/Rajgarh in Malwa.

2-4th DecAll DayToonkhurdWorkshop with Parbat Jogi
4th Dec7pm onwardsSardarpur/RajgarhConcert by Shabnam Virmani
17 Jan 2011
17 Jan
Poetry Reading, Screening

Exploring the relationship between Kumar Gandharva and Kabir, The Kabir Project in partnership with the Centre for Film and Drama and Suchitra Film Society presents a book reading and discussion by Dr Linda Hess from her book Singing Emptiness:Kumar Gandharva performs the poetry of Kabir followed by a screening of the film Koi Sunta Hai at
36, B.V Karanth Road
Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore

17 Jan5:00pm- 6:45pmSuchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic ArtsBook Reading and Discussion with Dr Linda Hess and Dr U R Ananthamurthy
17 Jan6:45pm onwardsSuchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic ArtsScreening: Koi Sunta Hai (96 mins, English)
23 Jan 2011
21 Jan - 23 Jan
Festival, Music, Screening

Follow this:

Website: www.thekabirfest.com
Blog: http://kabirfestivalmumbai.wordpress.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kabir_festival

21 JanSophia Bhabha Auditorium10.30- 10.35am Introduction by Jeroo Mulla
10.45 – 12.20pmHAD ANHAD ( ENGLISH)
12.30 – 1.00pmTalk & QA session Shabnam Virmani
1.00 - 1.30pmMusic- Shabnam
1.30 2. 30pmLunch Break
3.15 - 4.00pm Kabir in Rock, Jazz, Rap etc.
4.00 – 5.40pmFilm CHALO HAMARA DES ( ENGLISH)
5.40 – 6.00pmTea Break
6.00 – 7.00pmMusic – Moora Lala
7.15 – 9.30pmMusic – Mukhtiar Ali
21 JanPheroze Mehta Auditorium- Mumbai University, Kalina10.15– 11.55amFilm - CHALO HAMARA DES( HINDI)
12.00– 12.30pmQ&A Linda Hess
12.30– 1.00pmMusic Prahlad Tipanya
1.15- 2.00pmLunch Break
3.45 – 4.45pmTalk - Purushottam Agarwal
4.45 – 5.15pmTea Break
5.15 – 6.15pmMusic – Pushkar Lele
22 JanShishuvan School10.00 - 10.20amMusic- MAKESHIFT – KABIR IN ROCK
10.30 – 12.06amFilm CHALO HAMARA DES (ENGLISH)
12.10 – 1.30pmMusic- Shabnam Virmani
22 JanHorniman Circle7.00 – 8.00pmMusic- Prahladj Tipanya
8.15 – 9.30pmMusic- Mukhtiar Ali
22 JanKarnataka Sangha, Matunga7.00 – 8.00 pmDance- Sanjukta Wagh
8.15 – 9.15pmMusic- Neela Bhagwat
9.30 - 10.30pmMusic- Dhruv Sangari
22 JanDigital Academy, Andheri (East)3.00 - 4.40pmFilm- CHALO HAMARA DES (ENGLISH)
5.00 - 6.45pmHAD ANHAD (ENGLISH)
23 JanCarter Road Amphitheatre7.00- 8.00 amMorning with Kabir-Music with Folk Singers
Grand Finale6.00 – 6.30pm Dance by Rajendra Chaturvedi
6.45 – 8.00 pmMusic- Mooralala Marwada
8.15 – 9.45 pmMusic- Mukhtiar Ali
23 JanDr Bhanuben Nanavati Kalaghar, Goregaon (East)10.15 – 11.50amFilm Chalo Hamara Des(HINDI)
12.00 – 1.00pmMusic- Prahladji Tipanya
23 JanDigital Academy, Andheri (East)11.00 - 12.40pmFilm- KOI SUNTA HAI (ENGLISH)
19 Feb 2011
17 Feb - 19 Feb

Poised in the middle of the majestic land of Rajasthan, the little known district town of Nagaur can be best described as a place where many historic eras coexist.

An enchanting amalgam of a splendid royal heritage and the spiritual fervor of the Sufi saints, Nagaur evolved into a city with a very special character, that is the core of its rich tradition. To bring alive and revive this rich tradition Mehrangarh Museum Trust . The festival features the exponents of rare living traditions of Sufi expressions from across India and beyond, at the magical fort of Nagaur ...

17 Feb6.00 pm- 8.00pmNagaur FortMukhtiyar Ali: Concert
18 Feb11.30 am- 1.00pmNagaur FortShabnam Virmani: Talk
18 Feb05.30pm- 06.30pmNagaur FortVidya Rao: Concert
18 Feb10pm onwardsNagaur FortMahesha Ram:Concert
19 Feb5.30pm- 6.30pmNagaur FortMahesha Ram: Concert
28 Feb 2011
20 Feb - 28 Feb

The Kabir Project is proud to announce the screening of the film “Chalo Hamara Des” by Shabnam Virmani on NDTV over the coming weekends. Following the airing of Had-Anhad and Kabir Khada Bazaar Mein, NDTV will be airing Chalo Hamara Des and Koi Sunta Hai as well.

Chalo Hamara Des will be aired in two parts. The schedule is as follows:

20 Feb3pm onwardsNDTVChalo Hamara Des-Part 1
21 Feb1pm onwardsNDTVChalo Hamara Des-Part 1
27 Feb3pm onwardsNDTVChalo Hamara Des-Part 2
28 Feb1pm onwardsNDTVChalo Hamara Des- Part 2
26 Feb 2011
26 Feb

Poorna Learning Centre in the north of Bangalore invites you to an evening of poetry and music by Shabnam Virmani accompanied by Ajay Tipanya on the 26th of Feb at Poorna. Poorna is a small, inclusive school of children, teachers and parents from a wide variety of social, economic, religious and professional backgrounds. Here, everyone is encouraged to respond openly to learning everywhere. This concert is also a fundraiser for the school, the proceeds of which will go back into buying new equipment for the school, expansion of the campus and so on. Join us for an evening of enthralling...

26 Feb5.30-7.00 pmPoorna Learning CentreShabnam Virmani in Concert
5 Mar 2011
5 Mar

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in collaboration with Maraa and Vikalp, Bengaluru present the Travelling Film South Asia Festival from the 26th of February to the 10th of April. Chalo Hamara Des, a film by Shabnam Virmani will be screened at the festival followed by a Q&A session with the director.

5 March3 pm onwardsNGMA BangaloreScreening of Chalo Hamara Des followed by a discussion with Shabnam Virmani
3 Apr 2011
3 Apr

India Habitat Centre presents “Chaitra Celebrations” a series of concerts heralding the arrival of Chaitra, a month in the season of spring. Shabnam Virmani will be performing a selection of Kabir songs evoking the spirit of Chaitra season.

All are welcome.

3 Apr7 pm onwardsThe Amphitheatre, India Habitat CentreConcert: Vidya Shah followed by Shabnam Virmani
24 Apr 2011
17 Apr - 24 Apr
Ujjain City, Madhya Pradesh

The Malwa Kabir Yatra 2011- from 17th to 24th April, 8 locations and 8 days of celebrating Kabir and other mystics through song and film. Join us on this wonderful journey.

17 AprLuniyakhedi Village, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
18 AprUjjain City, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
19 AprTonk Khurd Village, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
20 AprMohanbarodia Village, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
21 AprPachaur Village, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
22 AprNimaj Dist, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
23 AprRamgarh Village, MP7.00-8.30 pmKabir Films screening
9.00pm-2.00amLive Music Concerts
24 AprIndore, Devi Ahilya University, MP4.00pm-6.00 pmKabir Films screening
6.00pm-10.00pmLive Music Concerts
5 May 2011
5 May
Poetry Reading

The Centre for Communication and Development Studies presents “The Practice of Poetry- Making Peace Possible”, a presentation on poetry as an agent of social change by Shabnam Virmani. This is the latest in a series of talks that are being curated under their Keeping the Peace series.

The talk will be held at Moolgaonkar hall (MCCIA), ‘A’ Wing, ICC Towers, Off Senapati Bapat Road, Near Chaturshrungi, Pune.

5th May6pm-8pmMoolgaonkar hall (MCCIA), PunePresentation by Shabnam Virmani
21 May 2011
18 May - 21 May

‘Learning with Kabir’ is a four-day residential workshop for educators, offering a lyrical and critical immersion in the poetry, songs and ideas of Kabir, the 15th century mystic whose voice speaks in powerful ways to our contemporary worlds. The intention is to bring together a diverse group of educators who are seeding and growing ideas for journeying with Kabir into a variety of learning contexts—schools, colleges, universities, non-formal education and children’s publishing – to explore ideas related to mystic poetry, folk music, oral traditions, the politics of knowledge, the divide...

19 Jun 2011
17 Jun - 19 Jun

This is a three day residential workshop with Prahlad Tipanya, one of the most well known folk singers from Malwa, set amidst the serenity of Navadarshanam. Come celebrate Kabir through Song and the Word with Prahlad Tipanya from the 17th of June to the 19th of June, 2011.

20 Jun 2011
20 Jun

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore has organised a three day music festival to celebrate the occasion of World Music Day. Shabnam Virmani accompanied by Ajay Tipanya on the dholak and Namrata Kartik on vocals will be singing Kabir as part of the celebrations.

20 June8 pm -8:30 pmAuditorium, Alliance Francaise de BangaloreConcert by Shabnam Virmani
10 Jul 2011
10 Jul

Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein (In the Market Stands Kabir) is being screened as a part of the National Film Festival showcasing all the films that have won awards at the 58th National Film Awards this year.

10 Jul3:15pmSiri Fort Auditorium-2, New Delhi Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein Screening
10 Sep 2011
10 Sep

Had- Anhad, directed by Shabnam Virmani will be screened at the first ever Ballia Film Festival, in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh on the 10th of September, 2011.

10 Sep5 pmBapu Bhawan Town Hall (Near Railway Station), BalliaHad-Anhad (screening)
Film Festival Screening
22 Oct 2011
22 Oct

Shabnam Virmani and Dipta Bhog will kickstart the City of Pieces event, organised by Maraa Collective on 22nd October at the Bandstand, Cubbon Park, Bangalore.

22 Oct5pm-6pmBanstand, Cubbon ParkShabnam Virmani and Dipta Bhog- Concert
1 Jan 2012
1 Jan

The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust is organizing its annual 1st January concert in New Delhi. Shabnam Virmani and her group will be performing at this event in New Delhi.

1 Jan 2012around 5 pmConstitutional Club Lawns, New DelhiShabnam Virmani- Concert
15 Jan 2012
15 Jan

Madan Gopal Singh and Shabnam Virmani will present a charity Sufi music concert on the 15th of January, 2012 for Poorna Learning Centre.

Bus Routes and Timings for the Concert
Indira Nagar Route: Tempo Traveler Vehicle No: KA 22 M 3059 –
Ph: 9844613932

3:30pm- Ulsoor lake

3:40pm – Ulsoor Police station

4:00 pm- Indira Nagar RTO Junction towards CMH Road

4:20pm- Opp. Hennur Dippo.

4:25pm- Kothanur Main road.


15 Jan5:30 pm onwardsDPS North BangaloreConcert- Shabnam Virmani and Madan Gopal Singh.
19 Feb 2012
17 Feb - 19 Feb

The Kabir Festival- Mumbai returns with another edition from February 17th to 19th, 2012. Keep watching this space for updates.
For details contact
Priti Turakhia - prititurakhia22@gmail.com

17 Feb10am-12pmShishuvan School AuditoriumConcert-Prahlad Tipanya and Bhanwari Devi
17 Feb10:30am -12pmSomaiya College AuditoriumConcert-Mukhtiyar Ali
17 Feb7pm-9pmYeshwant Chavan AuditoriumConcert-Shabnam Virmani and Mooralala Marwada
18 Feb7am-8amCarter Road AmphitheatreSatsang- Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiyar Ali, Mooralala Marwada and Bhanwari Devi
18 Feb10am-12pmIDC-IITB, PowaiFolk music session- Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiyar Ali and Bhanwari Devi
18 Feb11am-12:30pmKitab Khana-Akatha Katha-a dance presentation on Kabir with Jaya Madhavan, Archana and Bindhumalini
18 Feb6pm-10pmGyan Sagar AuditoriumConcert-Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiyar Ali, Mooralala Marwada and Bhanwari Devi
19 Feb10am-11:30amThe Village, Raghuleela MallConcert-Bhanwari Devi
19 Feb10am-12pmDG Khetan International SchoolConcert-Prahlad Tipanya and Mooralala Marwada
19 Feb11am-1pmUrdu Markaz, Bhendi BazaarConcert-Mukhtiyar Ali
19 Feb11am-12:30pmPrithvi HouseAkatha Katha-a dance presentation on Kabir with Jaya Madhavan, Archana and Bindhumalini
19 Feb6pm-10pmCarter Road AmphitheatreConcert-Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiyar Ali, Mooralala Marwada and Bhanwari Devi
19 Feb 2012
19 Feb

We are happy to announce the spring edition of our Fireflies Festival of Music.

The Fireflies Festival of Music is a cultural experience where musicians from all over India and the world come and find a stage set under a banyan tree in an open air amphitheater, adjacent to a lake and away from the sodium trail of the city. Here, through music we celebrate the relationship of oneness between humans and the earth. This forms the bedrock of the festival ethos. Taking care to juxtapose the indigenous with the international, the established with the unheard of, and the jazz man...

19 Feb12pm-1pmFirefliesConcert by Filter Coffee
19 Feb1pm-2pmFirefliesConcert by Agam
19 Feb2pm-3pmFirefliesConcert by Vaiyali
19 Feb3pm-4pmFirefliesConcert by La Pongal
19 Feb4pm-5pmFirefliesConcert by Safia Gharbi (Algerian Sufi Singer)
19 Feb5pm-6pmFirefliesConcert by Shabnam Virmani
19 Feb6pm-7pmFirefliesConcert by Something Relevant
19 Feb7pm-8pmFirefliesConcert by OTO3
19 Feb8pm-9pmFirefliesConcert by Om Viloma ft. Amit Heri
19 Feb9pm-10pmFirefliesConcert by Talavya
Music Festival
29 Feb 2012
23 Feb - 29 Feb
Sinthal, Near Napasar, Rajasthan
23 Feb7pm-9pmMomasarKabir Film screening
23 Feb9pm-2pmMomasarConcerts
24 Feb7pm-9pmShereranKabir Film screening
24 Feb9pm-2pmShereranConcerts
25 Feb7pm-9pmSinthal, Near NapasarKabir Film screening
25 Feb9pm-2pmSinthal, Near NapasarConcerts
26 FebAll dayBikanerLive art installation by Ramta Drg and Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
27 Feb7pm-9pmPugalKabir Film screening
27 Feb9pm-2pmPugalConcerts
28 Feb7pm-9pmDiyataraKabir Film screening
28 Feb9pm-2pmDiyataraConcerts
29 Feb5pm-9pmBikanerTalk by Ashok Vajpeyi followed by Concerts
Travelling Festival
14 Mar 2012
12 Mar - 14 Mar

Organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy, Suno Bhai Sadho is a three day festival from the 12th to the 14th of March in Chandigarh. The festival will feature screenings of the four Kabir films directed by Shabnam Virmani and music performances by seven singers and seekers of Kabir- both folk and classical. The festival will be held at the Tagore Auditorium in Chandigarh.

12 Mar11am-2pmFilm Screening and Discussion
12 Mar06:30pm onwardsConcerts: Vijay Sardeshmukh and Mukhtiyar Ali
13 Mar11am-2pmFilm Screening and Discussion
13 Mar06:30pm onwardsConcerts: Mooralala Marwada, Shabnam Virmani and Gafoor Khan
14 Mar11am-2pmFilm Screening and Discussion
14 Mar06:30pm onwardsConcerts: Mahesha Ram and Prahlad Tipanya
7 Apr 2012
5 Apr - 7 Apr

The M.A.D Festival 2012, is an annual festival showcasing the best of the eclectic traditions of music, performance and art from not just India but also from around the world. This year’s festival will happen from the 5th to the 7th of April in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The Festival will feature Mukhtiyar Ali, Prahlad Tipanya and Shabnam Virmani in concert on the 5th of April, 2012 from 5pm-6pm.

The event is a ticketed event with various categories of tickets from daily passes to a three day package being offered.
Do visit...

Music Festival
10 Apr 2012
6 Apr - 10 Apr
Kalakshetra, Chennai

The Auroville Kabir Festival is back after 3 years with a new edition in 2012! Come celebrate the coming together of numerous folk and urban musicians from across the country along with art installations, exhibitions and performances by some very exciting young designers and artists. This festival will take place from the 6th to the 8th of April, 2012 in Auroville, Pondicherry and will also feature concerts in Kalakshetra, Chennai on the 9th and 10th of April, 2012.

6 Apr2:30 pm-3:30 pmCRIPA (Cultural Zone)"Akath Kahani" by Bindhumalini, Jaya Madhavan and Archana
6 Apr4:00 pm-6:30 pmCinema Paradiso (Town Hall)Kabir Film screening and discussion- "Had Anhad"
6 Apr07:30 pm-08:15 pmUdavi Sports Ground (Edayanchavadi)Concert- Bindhumalini and Vedanth
6 Apr07:30 pm-08:15 pmUdavi Sports Ground (Edayanchavadi)Concert- Bindhumalini and Vedanth
6 Apr08:30 pm-09:15 pmUdavi Sports Ground (Edayanchavadi)Concert- Mooralala Marwada
6 Apr09:30 pm-10:15 pmUdavi Sports Ground (Edayanchavadi)Concert- Mahesha Ram
6 Apr10:30 pm-11:15 pmUdavi Sports Ground (Edayanchavadi)Concert- Ajay Maideen and group- The Laya Project
7 Apr02:30 pm-03:30 pmCRIPA (Cultural Zone)Satsang/Workshop
7 Apr04:00 pm-06:30 pmCinema Paradiso (Town Hall), AurovilleKabir Film screening and Discussion- "Chalo Hamara Des"
7 Apr07:30 pm-08:15 pmKalabhumi (Cultural Zone), AurovilleConcert- Prahlad Tipanya
7 Apr08:30 pm-09:15 pmKalabhumi (Cultural Zone), AurovilleConcert- Shabnam Virmani
7 Apr09:30 pm-10:15 pmKalabhumi (Cultural Zone), AurovilleConcert- Mahesha Ram
7 Apr10:30 pm-11:15 pmKalabhumi (Cultural Zone), AurovilleConcert- Mukhtiyar Ali
7 Apr11:30 pm-00:15 amKalabhumi (Cultural Zone), AurovilleConcert- Mooralala Marwada
8 Apr02:30 pm-04:00 pmBharat Nivas (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleKabir Film Screening and Discussion- "Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein"
8 Apr03:00 pm-07:15 pmKalakendra (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleArt Installation- Srivi Kalyan, Sandhya Gopinath, Orijit Sen, Marty, Christophe
8 Apr04:00 pm-06:30 pmCinema Paradiso (Town Hall), AurovilleKabir Film Screening and Discussion- "Koi Sunta Hai"
8 Apr07:30 pm-08:15 pmBharat Nivas (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleConcert- Mukhtiyar Ali
8 Apr08:30 pm-09:15 pmBharat Nivas (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleConcert- Shabnam Virmani
8 Apr09:30 pm-10:15 pmBharat Nivas (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleConcert- Prahlad Tipanya
8 Apr10:30 pm-11:15 pmBharat Nivas (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleConcert- Hemant Chauhan
8 Apr11:30 pm-00:15 pmBharat Nivas (Indian Pavilion), AurovilleConcert- Parvathy Baul
9 Apr06:00 pm-07:00 pmPadma Pushkarini, Kalakshetra, ChennaiConcert- Hemant Chauhan
9 Apr07:15 pm-08:15 pmPadma Pushkarini, Kalakshetra, ChennaiConcert- Mukhtiyar Ali
10 Apr06:00 pm-07:00 pmPadma Pushkarini, Kalakshetra, ChennaiConcert- Parvathy Baul
10 Apr07:15 pm-08:15 pmPadma Pushkarini, Kalakshetra, ChennaiConcert- Prahlad Tipanya
Kabir Festival
21 Jul 2012
21 Jul

Join Shabnam Virmani for an evening of Kabir music on Saturday, 6:30 pm onwards at Vivekananda Hall, Ramakrishna Math, 12th Road, Khar West, Mumbai. Entry is free and seating is on first-come, first-served basis. Call 9619881102 or write to info@kabirfest.com for more details

1 Aug 2012
1 Aug

Kahata Kabir - Thus Speaks Kabir’ is a dance performance by Madhumita, Devasmita Patnaik and Group inspired by the words and music of Kabir. Watch dancers translate folk songs by Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiar Ali, Shabnam Virmani and Pandit Kumar Gandharva at the Sri Aurobondo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas in Auroville on August 1, 2012. Show begins at 7:30 pm.

Dance Show
16 Sep 2012
14 Sep - 16 Sep

Listen to Shabnam Virmani and Mooralala Marwada at The Himalayan Village Music Festival in the foothills of Nainital this September. The three-day festival will also feature musicians Harpreet Singh, Vipin Hero & Niraj Arya. For more details, call Ashish at 08006300100 or mail ashish@himalayanvillage.com

Music Festival
28 Oct 2012
24 Oct - 28 Oct

Travel to Lunyakhedi, Prahlad Tipanya’s village near Maksi in Madhya Pradesh, to be part of a 5-day residential workshop that offers a chance to understand the poetry and philosophy of Kabir through the music of Malwa. Prahladji, who is among the foremost singers of Kabir in Malwa, will conduct the workshop along with members of his troupe.

A Residential Workshop at Lunyakhedi, Madhya Pradesh
3 Nov 2012
3 Nov

Kabir was a 15th century mystic poet of north India who defied the boundaries between Hindu and Muslim. He had a Muslim name and upbringing, but his poetry repeatedly invokes the widely revered Hindu name for God – Ram. Who is Kabir’s Ram?
This film by Shabnam Virmani journeys through song and poem into the politics of religion, and finds a myriad answers on both sides of the hostile border between India and Pakistan.

Screening starts at 6 pm. Admission is free. For more information, write to info@acropolis.org.in

Film Screening
19 Dec 2012
16 Dec - 19 Dec

Koi Sunta Hai’ and ‘Chalo Hamara Des’, two Kabir films by filmmaker Shabnam Virmani will be screened as part of the ONE ASIA, 2012 in Delhi on December 16 and 19. The screening on the 16th will be followed by a satsang with Shabnam and Malwi folk singer Prahlad Tipanya.

Screenings start at 5:15. Admission is free. For more information, write to contactus@oneasiaproject.org or visit...

Film Screenings and Satsang
13 Jan 2013
9 Jan - 13 Jan

The third edition of the Mumbai Kabir Festival is scheduled for January 9-13, 2013! For more details, please visit www.thekabirfest.com or write to Priti Turakhia at prititurakhia22@gmail.com
All events are free of cost and seating is on ‘first come-first served’ basis.

Date Venue Time Event
9th Jan 2013 Vivekananda Auditorium, Khar West 4pm to 6pm Learning workshop with Mukhtiar Ali
7pm to 10pm Live music- Parvathy Baul and Vedanth & Bindumalini
10th Jan 2013 Sophia College, Breach Candy 2pm to 4pm Film : The Unknown Bard, Dir: Tanvir Mokammel & Live performance by Lakshman Das Baul
Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Dadar 8pm to 11pm Live Music: : Mooralala Marwada & Mukhtiyar Ali
11th Jan 2013 Shishuvan School, Matunga 10am-12:30pm Film : Baul Singers of Bengal by Benoy Behl and Live performance by Lakshman Das Baul
Comet Media Foundation, Fort 4pm to 6pm Interactive workshop with Prahlad Tipanya
12th Jan 2013 Comet Media Foundation, Fort 3pm to 4:30pm Film: Koi Sunta Hai by Shabnam Virmani
Digital Academy, Andheri (E) 2pm to 3:30 pm Film: Koi Sunta Hai by Shabnam Virmani
4pm to 5:40 pm Film: Chalo Hamara Des by Shabnam Virmani
Gateway of India, Colaba 6.30am to 8:30 am Kabir Vani: Prahlad Tipanya & Rahul Deshpande
Kitab Khana, Fort 11am to 1 pm Live Music: Lakshman Das Baul
Carter Road Amphitheatre 6pm to 10pm Artistes : Dastango Ankit Chadha, Shabnam Virmani, Mooralala Marwada, Mukhtiyar Ali
13th Jan 2013 Digital Academy, Andheri(E) 2pm to 3:40 pm Film Screening: Had Anhad by Shabnam Virmani
4pm to 5:40 pm Film Screening: The Unknown Bard by Tanvir Mokammel
Sangeet Mahabharati, Juhu 10am to 12 noon Interactive workshop with Mukhtiyar Ali
D.G.Khetan International School, Malad 10am to 11:30 am Live Music: Shabnam Virmani
Urdu Markaz, Mandovi 11am to 1pm Dastangoi performance by Ankit Chadha and Live Music by Prahlad Tipanya
Gyaan Sagar Auditorium, Borivali 6pm to 10pm Live Music : Prahlad Tipanya, Mukhtiyar Ali, Mooralala Marwada
Music, Films, Storytelling
27 Jan 2013
25 Jan - 27 Jan

You are invited on an exceptional journey to experience the distinct craft processes, music and people of North Western India. Join us for the Desert Art and Music Festival, an inaugural fest bringing together living cultural traditions from Rajasthan and Kachchh. The three-day festival from January 25th - 27th 201 3 will be hosted by Khamir, the people of Bhujodi and Soor Vani, in Kachchh, Gujarat, INDIA.

Art and Craft Festival
16 Feb 2013
16 Feb

Join us as the members of the Kabir Project team - Shabnam Virmani, Smriti Chanchani, Vipul Rikhi and Aarthi Parthasarathy - share their journeys into landscapes of poem and song in an interactive session at Travellers Meet. The conversation will be interspersed with songs sung by Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi.

Travellers Meet
25 Feb 2013
20 Feb - 25 Feb

Join singers such as Prahlad Tipanya, Hemant Chauhan, Parvathy Baul, Mooralala Marwada, Gavra Devi and Vedanth and Bindu at the Malwa Kabir Yatra, 2013 in a five-day celebration of Kabir and other mystic poets!

Date Venue
February 20, 2013 Kalawad, Rajgadh
February 21, 2013 Mohanbadodiya, Shajapur
February 22, 2013 Sandalpur, Dewas
February 23, 2013 Ambodiya Sewadham, Ujjain
February 24, 2013 Kabir Smarak Sthal, Luniyakhedi, Ujjain
February 25, 2013 Manpur, Khurdakhurdi, Ujjain
28 Feb 2014
23 Feb - 28 Feb

Come join us at the Malwa Kabir Yatra, 2014! For more details contact Ajay Tipanya - 9770834666 or Devnarayan Saroliya - 9425979564

9 May 2014
23 Apr - 9 May

Filmmaker Shabnam Virmani and writer/translator Vipul Rikhi share their journeys with the Kabir Project in Europe this April and May!

April 23, 2014 6-9 pm 9, Avenue Des Muses 2180, Brussels Textile Languages
April 27, 2014 7 pm onwards 20, Route du Large, Verlbois, 17550, Dolus D'Oleron Song of the Mystics
May 5, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm Nehru Centre, London Journeys into Ajab Shahar
May 9, 2014 7-11 pm Apollo Film Club, Corte Verde, Rome Between Rome and India
Music, Conversations & Film Screenings
30 Aug 2014
30 Aug

Koi Sunta Hai is being screened at a Practical Philosophy School in the city called New Acropolis.
All are welcome!

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm (Film Screening will start sharp on time)

Venue: New Acropolis, 14, Brunton Manor, 21/14, Brunton Road (Near Old Passport Office), Bangalore

Free Admission

RSVP or for more info: 9663804871

Please note Shabnam will be there for a discussion after the screening.

Film Screening
2 Oct 2014
29 Sep - 2 Oct

The Kabir Project team crossed the border last year at the invitation of the Lahore University of Management Studies, to have a week long festival on Kabir with students and faculty, which featured the four documentary films, music performances, classroom discussions and an audio-visual exhibit. This led to a rich exchange of ideas and also some documentation with a mandali of Kabir singers living in the desert region of Cholistan in Pakistan who also participated in the festival.

19 Apr 2015
17 Apr - 19 Apr

The Kabir Project team presented concerts and an illustrated talk on some of the ideas in Kabir and other mystic poets at the Esplanade as part of their festival on sacred music, along with an interaction with school children at the Global Indian International School, Queenstown campus.

21 May 2016
21 May

Dear friends,

This is an exciting time for us as Mahesha Ram ji and Mooralala ji are coming together in Bangalore! Thanks to Bhoomija for organising this big event. We will be sharing some translations and stories before each song. The tickets are up. The seats are numbered so early birds get good seats.
https://in.bookmyshow.com/concerts/for-performing-arts-bhoomija-tickets/. FB...

21st May 20167pmMLR Convention CentreBhoomija presents SHABAD DHUN LAAGI - Songs of Kabir by Mahesha Ram & Mooralala, with translations by Shabnam & Vipul
28 Apr 2018
28 Apr

Dear friends,

Please save the date for this year’s Shabad Dhun Laagi, or better still, book the tickets right away here!


Every year, in partnership with Bhoomija, we invite two folk artists to come and grace Bangalore with their music...

28.April.20187:00pmMLR Convention Centre JP Nagar Bangalore
31 Dec 2019
28 Dec - 31 Dec

Vasundhara Ni Vaani (Voices of the Earth) is organised by the renowned Gujarati writer Dhruv Bhatt and hosted by the village communities of Dhedhuki, Tramboda, Roopavati and Noli villages of the Panchaal area, close to Chotila town in Gujarat. Visitor’s registration will start from Nov 2, 2019. Visiting yatris will stay with the residents of villages with whatever facility they have. Visitor’s are welcome to come without registration too, and organise their own hotel stay around Chotila highway. Those who would like to join the event or need more information may call Dhruv Dada...

28 Dec9pm onwardsDhedhuki VillageMahesha Ram & Troupe from Jaisalmer / Shabnam Virmani & Srishti Students from Bangalore / Local Mandlis
29 Dec10am-12pmTramboda VillageSatsang with Kaluram Bamaniya & Shabnam Virmani & Srishti students
29 Dec9pm onwardsTramboda VillageKaluram Bamaniya & Troupe from Malwa / Shabnam Virmani & Srishti students from Bangalore
30 Dec 10am-12pm Roopavati Village Satsang with Kaluram Bamaniya
30 Dec 9pm onwards Roopavati Village Omprakash Naik & Troupe from Bikaner / Shabnam Virmani & Srishti students from Bangalore
31 Dec 10am - 12pm Noli Village Satsang with Omprakash Naik, Lakhandas Baul & Shabnam Virmani
31 Dec 9pm onwards Noli Village Lakhandas Baul & Students of Srishti
Kabir Yatra
17 Jan 2020
17 Jan
45, Ground Floor, Flora Fountain Somaiya Bhavan, 47, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Arts Adda with Shabnam Virmani, filmmaker, writer, singer, seeker, storyteller.

Curated by The Kabir Festival & Sameera Iyengar.

Date : 17 Jan 2020Time : 5:30 p.m.Venue : Kitab Khana Fort
The Call of A Song: My Journeys with Kabir English & Hindi.
18 Jan 2020
18 Jan

Songs and Narration : “A Cawing Glamour Fills The World” -
The Sufi Vision of shah Latif, - Waais of Shah Latif sung by Sumar Jat, Bhachaya Jat, Sharief Jat and Jiyant.
Kaafis of Shah Latif sung by Mooralala Marwada and troupe; Narrative by Shabnam Virmani.

18th Jan 2020 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sangeet Mahabharati, A/16, 10th Road, JVPD Scheme, Sangit Mahabharati Chowk, Juhu
A Cawing Clamour Fills The World-Shah Latif Event
29 Apr 2021
23 Apr - 29 Apr

Dear friend,

Shabnam Virmani & Tejal Shah are pleased to offer an 7-day immersive retreat -
Unbecoming: Dariya Leher Samaaye - weaving Mystic Poetry & Song, Mahayana Buddhism & Creative Expression at Deer Park Institute, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, April 23-29, 2021.
For more info https://deerpark.in/events/unbecoming

Please circulate widely,
With love,

everyday 6:30 a.m - 9:00 p.mDeer Park Institute, Bir, Himachal Pradesh