Mumbai: Kommune’s festival, Spoken Fest, is back in its physical form with its fourth edition in Mumbai on 19, 20 November, 2022 at the Jio Garden, BKC. Spoken Fest, created by Roshan Abbas, will provide its audience with two days of strumming music; multiple stages; slam poetry; an arts forum; readings; musical comedy; masterclasses; and more.
Spoken Fest 2022 positions itself as being the perfect weekend experience if you’re looking for a place to help tap your creativity, explore the works of musicians, poets, and storytellers, and attend a few workshops with the masters of the art. Artists including Rudy Francisco, Kusha Kapila, Srishti Dixit, Kalki Koechlin, Kubbra Sait, Mithila Palkar, Faye D’Souza, Varun Grover, Radhika Apte, Imtiaz Ali, Jim Sarbh, Kabir Khan, Aamir Aziz, The Local Train Rock band, Megha Rao, Zakir Khan, Bhuvan Bam, and many more have been a part of Spoken Fest in the past. The year 2022, it added, promises to be bigger with more than 65+ performances, including art, music, poetry, food, and everything else that you may expect out of a well-curated festival, over two days. From gen-z to millennials, from grandparents and parents to children and teenagers, Spoken Fest attracts everyone! The fest will also comprise art zones, a curated bazaar, and experiential brand interactions.
Kommune co-founder Roshan Abbas said, "Spoken Fest is back with its physical format after a year. What makes Spoken Fest unique is that it is the only festival that asks you to tune in, not tune out. We've seen our audience emotionally and intellectually engage with the performances. Brands that target millennials and young adults today through experiences have worked with Kommune’s Spoken Fest in the past and enjoyed the power of building communities and content via the festival. Our quality of experience and content is unique and well curated. And all at a price point that is very affordable."
A platform for budding and established poets and artists, Spoken Fest 2022 aims to be a cultural melee of music, dance, drama, words and linguistically inclusive performances in languages as varied as Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, and English. A confluence of people, personalities, and passions, the fest positions itself as being a safe space for cultures, embraces and even encourages diversity, and aims to inspire.