Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 08:53:21 AM
A bhijit Jejurikar is a busy man these days. This musician from Pune teaches kids music and they are not your average school-going children. Hailing from the Dharavi slum, Mumbai, these children have positively responded to Jejurikar’s efforts to teach them music.
They recently performed at a show titled Ecoexist organised by a leading brand in the city. The unique part, they use instruments made out of waste materials like drum barrels, coffee shakers, paint cans, plastic boxes and other type of stuff. “The junk material is collected from the area of Dharavi slums. We want to emphasise the concept of recycle and reuse,” says Jejurikar.
The project is being noticed. Recently they were invited to participate in a very popular music programme titled Sound Trippin, hosted by a leading channel.
He adds, “I teach music in such a way that it helps them realise their hidden musical talents. Their talent is also nurtured to create opportunities for them in the future.” In Pune, the children from Dharavi Rocks performed with Taal Inc. “Our show was appreciated by the audience, I think they really enjoyed themselves,” says Jejurikar.
Dharavi Rock’s core mission is to give slum kids a voice by initiating them into music. You can catch them perform on a video uploaded on YouTube.