Voices of Freedom

About the event

About the artist: Aklesh Sutar a.k.a MC Mawali is a Multilingual Rapper/EMCEE from Mumbai. He writes in Hindi and Marathi, and is one of the founders of Swadesi (a hip-hop collective). He released his debut single Laaj Watte Kai in 2014. Mawali raps about social issues he encounters. With the study of Carnatic music theory, he fuses rap with Konnakol. He has been a core member of Ta Dhom Project, which was selected in 2018 for WOMAX 18 Spain, a world music exhibition, the Serendipity Artist Residency cohort 2020, and Gender At Work Art Residency 2022. Over the span of 10 years, he has performed at multiple venues and festivals all over India such as NH7 Weekender, Supersonic, Echoes of Earth, MAP AMP by Goethe Institute Wonder fruit festival (Thailand), and many more.

About the Performance: MC Mawali’s solo rap set with DJ Bamboy is a journey through the heart of real hip-hop. With conscious lyrics that awaken the mind and an electrifying flow that moves the body.

Date: 19th August, 2023, Saturday | Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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