For the past two years
Kommune has taken great care
to nurture the art of storytelling.
Now, we’re taking our biggest step, yet. And we want you to be a part of it.
A festival of words, voices and stories
Can you imagine growing up without the stories that fascinated you? What would you do without your favourite music to lose your heart and mind to? Could you live without hearing the spellbinding incantations of your favourite poet? At SPOKEN, we shine a spotlight on some of the most vibrant voices from across India and around the globe… and give stage to poets, storytellers, thespians, lyricists, comedians and musicians who will have your heart beating at the mercy and magic of their words.
What will I See
A confluence of personalities, people and passions! Buskers crooning for crowds on small stages scattered throughout the Garden. Interactive workshops and engaging masterclasses assembled in carnival tents. A food court and beer garden for refuelling. And as the sun sets on the city of dreams, a main stage playing host to never-before-seen headlining performances.
What will I Learn
Lessons in letting your creative juices flow! Come discover your own voice and register for afternoon classes in ancient folklore to new age spoken word, improv to Shakespearian drama, lyric writing and much more! Glean tips and tricks, words of advice and words to the wise from masters in their craft.
What Will I Hear
Poignant truths, comedic insights, lyrical ballads and far-out fiction in languages as varied as Urdu, English, Hindi and Kannada. You will hear the rallying cries of the heart and the thud of mics dropping.
What will I Feel
Inspired, enchanted, entertained, captivated, heartened, emboldened, enlivened, awakened, stirred, motivated, gripped, charmed, joy-filled, tuned-in, turned on and moved!
Hailed as one of India's most exciting performance arts forums, Kommune goes the extra mile to bring you the best of Spoken Word in the country, specializing in Storytelling and Poetry. With established artists like Roshan Abbas, Gaurav Kapur, Mini Mathur, Sandhya Mridul and rising stars like Tess Joseph, Shamir Reuben, Rabia Kapoor, Hussain Haidry and more among its ranks, Kommune is always on the lookout for the next spellbinding performance.


Kautuk Srivastava

Kautuk Srivastava is a comic, screenwriter and member of SnG Comedy. He has written and performed for MTV on such shows as MyCam, Drive w... Read More

Kabir Cafe

Performing only the poetic verses of Kabir, Neeraj Arya's Kabir Café, uses pop, reggae, rock, folk fusion and Carnatic flavours in their... Read More

Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin has essayed her talents into variety of powerful roles. An actor, she garnered a Filmfare Award for her debut role 'D... Read More

Raghu Dixit

The inimitable Raghu Dixit and his unique brand of infectious happy music with The Raghu Dixit Project are best known for taking ancient ... Read More

Roshan Abbas

Known for his insatiable appetite to learn and innovate, Roshan entered the events and communications arena to create Encompass Events an... Read More

Piyush Mishra

Piyush Mishra is a renowned film and theatre actor, singer, script-writer, screen writer, lyricist and music director. Ballimaaraan, Piyu... Read More

Gaurav Kapur

No stranger to the immense pressures, demands and rigours of show-biz, seasoned actor-VJ-TV anchor Gaurav Kapoor is an indispensable pres... Read More

The Handlebards

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal around with set, props and costume to perform environmentally sustain... Read More

Pragya Bhagat

In another life, Pragya Bhagat lived in nine cities across five countries, acquired degrees in Biology and Dalit and Tribal Social Work, ... Read More

Shamir Reuben

Shamir Reuben is a spoken word poet and the local wordsmith at Kommune India, where he also works full time as Head of Content Curation a... Read More

Diane Ferlatte

Grammy nominated, internationally renowned Diane Ferlatte is a master of the oral tradition who uses expression, gesture, and intense emo... Read More

Tess Joseph

A patron of the performing arts, Tess Joseph has been on stage, behind the camera and in the director’s chair. As a Casting Director, s... Read More

Shantanu Anand

Shantanu Anand is a spoken word poet and educator. He's a co-founder of Airplane Poetry Movement, a project aimed at building a working i... Read More

Ankur Tewari

Ankur Tewari has spent the better part of his life discovering different mediums to share his tales. Whether performing acoustic folk roc... Read More

Shayamal Vallabhji

Shayamal is a South African born Sports Scientist & EQ consultant with two decades of experience at the forefront of professiona... Read More

Diksha Bijlani

21 year old Diksha Bijlani won the first-ever National Youth Poetry Slam in India in 2016. She represented India at the international sla... Read More

Margot Leitman

Margot Leitman is the author of the best-selling book “Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need”. She’s wri... Read More

Naved Shaikh aka Naezy

Naved Shaikh aka Naezy is a Mumbai rapper who raps in Hindi and Urdu. With his impressive flow and slang-inflected rhymes, Naezy’s lyri... Read More

Swanand Kirkire

A prolific lyricist, singer, music composer, actor, director, poet, playwright, theatre director and screenwriter, Swanand wears mor... Read More

Mohammed Sadriwala

Mohammed Sadriwala tries to follow the grooves left in literary history by the feet of the Giants of Urdu poetry. His favorites are Fa... Read More

Hussain Haidry

After a 5 year corporate stint in finance and accounts, Hussain moved to Bombay 1 ½ years ago to pursue writing. He presently works a... Read More

Kubbra Sait

Kubbra Sait magically transitions between an accomplished emcee on stage to an excited schoolgirl with too many stories to tell about ... Read More

Sandhya Mridul

Actor Sandhya Mridul started her career in the popular TV serial Swabhimaan but broke into film with Yash Raj’s 2002 hit, Saathiya. ... Read More

Zakir Khan

Long before he became the household 'Sakt Launda' of the country, Zakir Khan, started writing poetry. The Winner of Comedy Central’s... Read More

Priya Malik

In her own words, Priya Malik is an actress, a poet, a storyteller, a comedian, a teacher; she is a lot of things but never really hersel... Read More

Arunoday Singh

Arunoday Singh is a film actor. His debut movie was Sikandar (2009) playing a Kashmiri freedom fighter. Singh has app... Read More

Tajdar Junaid

Tajdar Junaid is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and producer. His debut album “What Colour Is Your Raindrop” garnered ... Read More

Mini Mathur

Mini Mathur, is a leading television presenter having hosted 5 seasons of the extremely popular ‘Indian Idol’. Currently, she is host... Read More

Tanmay Bhat

Tanmay Bhat is an stand-up comedian, script writer, producer and the co-founder of the popular comedy sketch group All India Bakchod... Read More


"Khamoshi beychoun chillayay ga koun gar bakse mein rakh chodoun khareedey ga koun.Har fan ki maula milte hai roz kis mein sikhoun... Read More

Aranya Johar

Aranya is an eighteen year old poet whose youthful curiosity on mature issues has prompted her to write pieces targeting social issues, p... Read More

Clayton Hogermeer

With diverse influences ranging from Paul Simon and Bob Dylan to The Backstreet Boys, Clayton Hogermeer is ... Read More

Gaia Meera

Gaia Meera is a 20 year old singer songwriter and describes herself as the clumsiest, most disorganised person you'll ever meet, has kept... Read More

Kausar Munir

A contemporary lyric, dialogue and screenplay-writer, Kausar Munir first made impressions with Falak Tak in Tashan. Since then, she’s s... Read More


For the past several months, the French Saro has been considered by all to be the new world reference of the Beatbox Loopstation, as test... Read More

District II

Hailing from the northeast, Noah Chettri and Aditya Jain run a music school and a music studio. So it only made sense for them to get tog... Read More

Sidd Coutto

Sidd Coutto is a songwriter, singer, composer and producer from Mumbai.Over the past two decades, Sidd has played in numerous band... Read More

Shikhar Kamat

Shikhar Kamat is a storyteller and psychological illusionist. He combines storytelling and traditional magic with psycho-social methods t... Read More

Easy Wanderlings

Easy Wanderlings is a musical journal of their cherished memories about soulful conversations, escapades into the majestic wilderness, an... Read More

Rraj Kaushal

Rraj Kaushal is an Advertising Director and Producer with over 500 ad films under his belt spanning over two decades. He’s also directe... Read More

Kenneth Soares

Kenneth Soares is an 18yr old aspiring musician from Mumbai. When not loitering the corridors of Xavier's, you will find him drawing insp... Read More

Rakesh Tiwari

A BPO professional and a Hindi Spoken word artist, Rakesh juggles between the lives of necessity and opportunity, between answering calls... Read More

Rohan Maz

A 90s kid, heavily influenced by Motown, Rohan Mazumdar or Rohan Maz as he goes by these days, is a soulful singer-songwriter from Mumbai... Read More


A.B.Y aka Aby Thampi is an Indian Hip-Hop artist who raps in both Hindi and Malayalam. He has performed all over the world taking his ver... Read More


NME s a graffiti artist out to have fun! He was always inspired to draw his own thoughts. He experiments with his own style of combining ... Read More

Poetik Justis

Poetik Justis aka Vineet Nair is the only Indian Hip-Hop artist to successfully complete a Pan-India crowdsourcing campaign that united H... Read More

Anvita Dutt

Anvita Dutt Guptan is a dialogue writer, screenplay writer, story writer and lyricist for Bollywood films. She is one of the leading wri... Read More

Deepak Ramola

Deepak, is a United Nations speaker, two times TEDx speaker, an educator, a writer, poet, actor, lyricist and a gold medalist in Mass ... Read More

Mayur Puri

Mayur Puri, is a well-known screenwriter, lyricist, storyteller & filmmaker. He has penned over a hundred songs for Hindi movies inc... Read More

Spud In The Box

Spud in the Box is a six-piece alternative rock band from Mumbai whose onstage performances are marked by dual harmonies, big choruses, m... Read More

Slam Out Loud

SURAJ is part of The Bol Poetry Crew with Slam Out Loud, a collective of students from under resourced comm... Read More

MC Tod Fod

MC Tod Fod is a Mumbai based rapper who speaks about reality of this society we live in. With his crew swad... Read More

MC Mawali

MC Mawali is a revolutionary marathi rapper who raps about his life, and the people he encounters. Wit... Read More


Harpreet is an independent musician from India. He composes his own songs and music and includes the writings of contemporary as well as ... Read More


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