This is Dharavi —
The HIP HOP Capital of Mumbai

About US


With an unwavering passion and firm vision to spread hip-hop culture across the globe and more importantly educate people through music, art, and dance forms, the #AfterSchoolOfHiphop was set up as an alternate form of an educational institution in the by-lanes of Dharavi.

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About Us


With an unwavering passion and firm vision to spread hip-hop culture across the globe and more importantly educate people through music, art, and dance forms, the #AfterSchoolOfHiphop was set up as an alternate form of an educational institution in the by-lanes of Dharavi.

Heart

An initiative by

Dream Team
Samir Bangara

SAMIR BANGARA
CO-FOUNDER — QYUKI

“The idea of being able to help someone express themselves through the right platform is what motivated me to start this project. Even if we’re able to make a small contribution to the lives of these kids, it will all be worth it.”

Samir Bangara

SAMIR BANGARA
CO-FOUNDER — QYUKI

“The idea of being able to help someone express themselves through the right platform is what motivated me to start this project. Even if we’re able to make a small contribution to the lives of these kids, it will all be worth it.”

DEVRAJ SANYAL
MD, CEO — UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

“For these children in Dharavi, it’s music that drives their aspirations in life. If we can help them connect to the rest of the world using their musical talent as a language, it will change transform the way people see hip-hop and these kids.

Devraj Sanyal
Devraj Sanyal

DEVRAJ SANYAL
MD, CEO — UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

“For these children in Dharavi, it’s music that drives their aspirations in life. If we can help them connect to the rest of the world using their musical talent as a language, it will change transform the way people see hip-hop and these kids.

A R RAHMAN

A.R. RAHMAN
MUSIC DIRECTOR

I want young Indian composers to have skills that will enable them to create their own palette of sounds instead of having to write formulaic music. These kids have so much grounding that they have extraordinary possibilities.

A R RAHMAN

A.R. RAHMAN
MUSIC DIRECTOR

I want young Indian composers to have skills that will enable them to create their own palette of sounds instead of having to write formulaic music. These kids have so much grounding that they have extraordinary possibilities.

SHEKHAR KAPUR
FILM DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

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.

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SHEKHAR KAPUR
FILM DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

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.

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DOLLY RATESHWAR
BUSINESS HEAD

This has been a wonderful journey and each time any kid achieves something, it makes us all so proud. That feeling of empowering these children for something they work whole-heartedly is definitely a milestone in the lives of everybody in our team.

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DOLLY RATESHWAR
BUSINESS HEAD

This has been a wonderful journey and each time any kid achieves something, it makes us all so proud. That feeling of empowering these children for something they work whole-heartedly is definitely a milestone in the lives of everybody in our team.

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The Dharavi Dream Project

The aim of this project was to identify and to groom homegrown under-resourced talent and provide them with a platform to showcase their potential.