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Hip Hop in the unlikeliest of settings: Meet The Dharavi Dream Project which has youngsters from Asia’s largest slum use art to fight stigma
Dharavi made headlines last year after it managed to beat coronavirus despite being densely populated and lacking basic amenities. That is when The Dharavi Dream Project teamed up with volunteer group EkDesh to release a rap video Kar Dikhaya to talk about the efforts behind the area's success.
Formed in 2016 by the late Samir Bangara and his mentee Dolly Rateshwar, The Dharavi Dream Project was actualized with the help of AR Rahman and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to hone and promote the local talent.
Ever since, the academy has been conducting classes in breakdancing, beatboxing, and rapping. Currently, The Dharavi Dream Project hosts 100 students who attend online sessions and 300 others who pop in occasionally.
Published on 13, Aug 2021