Khula Aasman uses music, drama and the visual arts to bring about social change

A sudden stillness fills the room as a group of about 25 women from the Government Special Home for Girls, Deonar, are asked to sit in a semi-circle. Each one is given a musical instrument: a drum, a shaker, a djembe, a tambourine and so on. There are murmurs as the women in the age group of 20 to 40 years examine their instruments and haltingly try to play them. A young man enters the room with a djembe and greets them with a smile. He shows them how to use it. The group starts with a simple rhythm and gradually, the pace picks up. The happiness is infectious.

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