If you’ve read about Goa’s music scene at any point, you would know that Goans take their jazz very seriously. This ingrained passion for the genre was on full display on the second night of the festival. As soon as the local legends Louiz Banks and Braz Gonsalves made their way to the stage, the crowd erupted into a roar. Honestly, I had never heard of these gentlemen before and had no idea of what the hullabaloo was about. But as soon as they started weaving their magic (no exaggeration here), I was transported into a trance-like state.
Sitting in that corner of the DB Grounds, I thought how sometimes, going by the gut is all you need. For me, the Serendipity Arts Festival had been one of those experiences. I’d acted upon instinct and without knowing a thing, ventured into an alien land all by myself. In just two days, I had been introduced to a whole new world – a world that calls out to me now that I am back in my comfort zone. I was clearly not prepared to leave.
Serendipity Arts Festival is an annual, multi-disciplinary celebration of all art forms and is held in the month of December. The festival hosts artists from all parts of the world for a range of workshops, exhibitions, performances and symposiums. Head to their Instagram page for updates on more events. Additionally, you can also download the Serendipity app on your smartphone. Not just that, you can also sign up as a volunteer by clicking here.
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