All artists need an audience. That is the reason why Open Mics and Open theatres are the experimental spaces where existing art forms and new experiments find their legs. With an audience like that, that comes to The Goa Project, you find an audience that is open minded, social, vocal but also empathetic and experimental. If you are a musician (or a band) or a mime artist, or a theatre group that is coming up and need a stage to perform, we are happy to lend you ours.
These performances do go through a round of curation, just to make sure we are doing justice to the audience and their attention - but rest assured that this is a pro-artist track where we welcome the bold, the creative and the strange. Go ahead, unleash your creative license!
Do you have a concept that you want to showcase? An art piece or an interaction area that you want to setup? You can.
Showcasing and educating about the capabilities of the mandolin in music performance.
Anand Lobo will be playing an assortment of songs to show what the mandolin is capable of. If guitarist Joy Dawson is available for the session, he can help to demonstrate the versatility of the mandolin/guitar duet.
An open mind.
Anand Lobo plays the mandolin and viola semi-professionally, along with Joy Dawson, a classical guitarist.
Anand had had formal music education in violin and viola, which aided in teaching himself the mandolin.
Joy Dawson is a completely self-taught musician.