Kalakaar Hai Taiyaar – ft. Suraj Mani


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‘Kalakaar Hai Taiyaar’ is our emotion. It is an emotion to get Friday nights back to being lively with wonderful artists out there who are waiting to perform again with an intimate and a like-minded set of audience, digging out a way to connect with every soul virtually, when its not possible substantially.

We are coming with an online gig on Friday, 11th December with a community gathering- an evening filled with interesting conversations, like-minded people, some delightful indie music by our featured artists.

Get comfortable, and get set to be absorbed and to know the unknown taking back love, memories & new friends!

Where: Zoom
When: 11th Dec’20, 10 pm onward
Contribution: Rs. 250/- 
Line up: Opening by Roshan Varghese on Guitar, followed by Ishaan Zaveri on Handpan, and Suraj Mani with his Original Set.

Featured Artist Suraj Mani:

A songwriter par excellence Suraj is a not just a rock poet, he is also part philosopher and all heart. Something that shines through in each word of every song, all of which are a labor of love and offered up in complete honesty.

Lovingly called ‘The Singing Sensei’, by his fans, for his body of work with the legendary Indian band Motherjane*, Suraj takes us on a fresh new journey that showcases his prowess as one of India’s finest poet songwriter.

Do yourselves a favour and savour this wordsmith’s musings, because they shine bright and lustrous in your mind, long after the last note fades out.

And that’s why it’s Art – pure, unpretentious and unrepentant.

Opening Artist Roshan Varghese:

Roshan Varghese is a poet, guitarist, and composer. He has published two books – the first being a graphic novella titled “City of Dreams and Nightmares: Volume Zero” and the second, a collection of poems titled “Obolus”.

As a musician, Roshan plays bass, classical guitar, the 12 string, and dabbles with the mandolin, with the hope that his music takes the listeners on a journey to the ether and within.

Opening Artist Ishaan Zaveri:

Ishaan is the youngest Handpan player and Music Therapist in India. A Logistics Management Executive by day, Ishaan is also a multi-instrumentalist (18 instruments!) and poet holding a Diploma from Trinity School of London for Piano & Keyboard.
He has practiced as a Music Meditation Assistant for the University of Southampton in the past. He is also the founder of OpenSounds – an event company managing gigs for independent musicians and performing artists, which held meets in India and UK prior to the pandemic.

Inspired by the Indian Ghatam among other instruments, the handpan is an umbrella term used to describe a number of steelpan-like instruments created in Switzerland.


Once registered, you will receive all the details 12 hours before the online gathering on your registered email address along with the community pledge and a WhatsApp group invite link. Please register only with a valid email ID and WhatsApp number, and keep a tab on your inbox, spam, and promotion section.


What is ‘Kalakaar Hai Taiyaar?’

KHT is Motojojo’s initiative to tell the people all around the country that our artist community is ready to perform, but, due to these uncertain times the event industry has shifted to a virtual platform and it’s not going to stop our artist community to shine on. Our zoom gatherings is our attempt to get these blessings before the weekend hits, where we want to get artists from around the country and showcase them to everyone featuring India’s best talent across.

KHT will be promoted organically with the help of artists and the community without any ads, to keep the community authentic and organic and get some great listeners to connect via zoom.

We would not want anybody to be unsafe, hence we’ve gotten virtual. The MJ community thrives and breeds via gatherings and entertainment and be at peace, while the revenue is shared across the artist line-up and us.

The idea is to create serious online listeners for such shows, the ones who really respect and love the Indie scene!

These gatherings will happen from 10 to 12 on Friday nights, every week with a new and special line up.


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