A Navi Mumbai cafe hosts free open mic parties creating a unique space for the city’s budding talent
The public enjoys an open mic Monday at the cafe. Credit Pic/Café des Marins
If you are an aspiring artist eager to express your art, head over to Sailors’ Café in Belapur today. To dust off your Monday blues, the room offers free space to artists from all walks of life, whatever their form of expression. There are no age, gender, subject or art form restrictions.
Brothers and co-founders Richard and Jackson Jacob started hosting open-mic nights in 2018, but moved to these unique Mondays in December 2021 by waiving the fee. “We believe open mic is a platform for artists to showcase their art, so why should they pay for it? The idea was to create an open space for all artists,” the duo share.
The venue opens its doors to poetry, music, theatre, stand-up and spoken word performances because they don’t believe in reduction to a single art form. “If there’s a restriction on what needs to be played, it won’t be open mic anymore. Because it’s not a set show, every Monday is different as there’s always new content artists bring to the stage,” they explained.
The brothers believe that the arts play a huge role in shaping society. “What makes a city great is its art and people’s reaction to it. So our open mic nights are a small contribution from us to Navi Mumbai and Mumbai,” the brothers signed and sisters.
Every Monday ; 8 p.m.
AT Sailors’ Cafe, Shop no 9 CHS Belle Vista, Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai.
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