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The Dharavi Dream Project

हमारा अस्तित्व

TDDP was sown as an idea for under-resourced kids in Dharavi to have free and easy access to the “After school of hip-hop”. Values derived from this artform empowers them to share thoughts and express themselves through music, dance and graphics openly. With our initial success at Dharavi, now we plan to take on this movement globally.

OUR MILESTONES

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का समय

December 2013

The idea of the project was sown by Samir Bangara and Dolly Rateshwar alongwith Mumbai’s 2 Hip-Hop crews

May 2014

1st community centre was set up in a shanty in Dharavi kickstarting The Dharavi Dream Project

January 2015

Universal Music Group came onboard as one of the CSR partners along with Devraj Sanyal and Vinit Thakkar

January 2015

The Dharavi Project was officially launched bywith A R Rahman, Shekhar Kapur, Max Hole, Devraj Sanyal and Samir Bangara

May 2015

Trust deed was registered, signed and executed as ‘ The Dharavi Music for Social Good Trust”

April 2016

Expanded our operations at Sant Kakkaya Marg Pre-School with 3 classrooms under the banner of AfterSchoolofHipHop

January 2018 & 2019

AfterSchoolofHipHop expanded full fledged into a 4 classroom setup at Ganesh Vidyamandir school, Dharavi

Vision for 2020

TDDP having launched online aims to cater more under-resourced Hip-Hop talent across the world, empowering the kids by introducing them & their amazing content

AN INITIATIVE by

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Universal Music Group

Founding Pillars

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टीम

Devraj Sanyal

DEVRAJ SANYAL

Co-Founder & Trustee, TDDP (MD & CEO, India & South Asia, 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.”

DOLLY RATESHWAR

DOLLY RATESHWAR

Co-Founder, TDDP

“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.”

Avantika Bangara

Avantika Bangara

Trustee, TDDP

“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.”

“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.”

Guiding Light Samir Bangara

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Our Evangelists

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A.R. RAHMAN

Grammy and Oscar winning Music Composer

“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
Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur

Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning Movie Director

“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.”

Accelerators

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मार्ग दर्शक

Vinit Thakkar

VINIT THAKKAR

COO, India & South Asia, Universal Music Group

Sagar Gokhale

SAGAR GOKHALE

CEO, Qyuki Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

Ankur Tewari

ANKUR TEWARI

Music Director