The Dharavi Project

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“The Dharavi Project – where Music is a healer and Hip-hop is a movement”.

AR Rahman and Shekhar Kapur launched ‘The Dharavi Dream Project’ initiative to discover and nurture talent from Dharavi, the world's largest slum.

The main focus of the project is to discover fresh talent from Dharavi, nurture it through the programme and showcase it on a domestic and international scale via digital and traditional media.

Kapur described the initiative as a "dream project" that will use music and dance to give hope to people.

"The Dharavi Project is a dream project and this is something which we want to take across India and across the globe. The idea of music and dance is giving hope to people. You can give new life to people. These kids will be going places," he explained.

An after school and studio facility has been set up in the heart of Dharavi where different groups from age 5 to 21 learn all aspects of Hip Hop.

The Dharavi Dream Project now has a variety of young artists in Rap, B-boying, and Beatboxing ready to perform for audiences across India. 

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