Mumbai, Feb 4: Renowned musicians mesmerised the audience at the Kala Ghoda Art Festival that has begun over the weekend.
The Kala Ghoda Association has organised the nine-day-long event, which is aimed at preserving the culture of Mumbai.
Music, dance, literature, theatre, street stalls, films, workshops and heritage walks form part of the event.
Actress Shabana Azmi recited a poem by Nobel prize winner Rabindra Nath Tagore.
"Our lovely Mumbai, our city where we are celebrating what is truly a community. All of us get together to celebrate culture in a big way within our community," said Azmi.
The "Kala ghoda" (black horse) festival is named after the equestrian statue of Edward the 7th which used to be located in the fort area of Mumbai.
The audience got to see acclaimed singer Usha Uthap perform animatedly.
Uthup said: "Kala Ghoda Festival is something unbelievable and I am happy to be here, and I always say that whenever I am given such opportunities, it is really fabulous. I would like to specially thank the organizers for giving me the opportunity."
Celebrity guests expressed a great love for the city during the festival, which boasts of being one of the largest multi-cultural events in the world.
Conceived in 1999, it is one of the few festivals that is open to the public free of charge. (ANI)