The 6th World Mouth Harp Festival of India
Will be held on the 9th, 10th, & 11th of FEBRUARY, 2018
At Jungle Dance Cafe, on Temple Road in Arambol, Goa, India.


About the Festival

The World Mouth Harp Festival of India is a grassroots project conceived with a mission of establishing a platform for Mouth Harp players and musicians of any kind from countries worldwide to connect, share, teach, and perform. Showcasing the versatility of this instrument through a diversity of musical genres including presentations of both traditional and contemporary styles of playing, together with providing opportunities and inspiration for creative collaborations between musicians, the continuing vision of the World Mouth Harp Festival of India is to establish popular recognition for the Mouth Harp as a contemporary musical instrument in our society today.

Unlike commercial music festivals where artists are booked as entertainment and tickets are sold to the general public to cover necessary expenses, the conceptual core of the World Mouth Harp Festival of India is a community platform of skill-sharing and personal involvement. Everyone is invited to participate in this project, either by performing, teaching, organizing or simply attending, and each person is a contributor to the spirit of the festival in one way or another. Therefore, general admission to all concerts, workshops and presentations remain free of charge with no tickets for sale and no financial sponsors.

At the World Mouth Harp Festival of India, you will find:

• A spirit of open participation, providing an opportunity for anyone to perform.
• A presentation of bands featuring the Mouth Harp in music of various styles, traditions, and genres.
• An emphasis on active and spontaneous creative collaboration between musicians of all kinds, holding space for participants to both create and perform new musical projects during the festival.
• A schedule of workshops offering specialized instruction in an variety of topics, including Mouth Harp playing for all levels.
• A cultural focus on Mouth Harpists of India through representations of regions where this instrument is traditionally played in Indian Folk and Classical music.

Jungle Dance Cafe.
A not-for-profit cultural space with a mission to support creativity and innovation in the fields of Art, Dance, Therapy, Permaculture and Education, Jungle Dance falls perfectly in line with our festival’s shifting focus towards participative community collaboration. Located four kilometers inland from Arambol Beach, this five acre jungle space boasts a delicious restaurant, shaded workshop areas, a twenty meter swimming pool, a permanent outdoor amphitheatre and a fifteen meter stage complete with overhead rigging.





Would you like to teach a workshop or a skill of any kind? Click on the Participate tab at the top of this page for more information!

Each performance at the World Mouth Harp Festival of India must include at least one Mouth Harp in the music either as an existing element of every musical project, or through guest collaborations with other Mouth Harpists. Click on the Participate tab at the top of this page for more information!

No pre-registration is required. Simply bring your instrument(s) and register with us on arrival. Bring along your collaborative spirit, and enjoy!

If you are planning on bringing your camera to the World Mouth Harp Festival of India, please register with us in advance to assist us in capturing images or footage of the unique spirit and vibe of this participant-powered festival.
If you are a Sound Engineer and would like to help us ensure that all musicians play with the best possible sound on stage, please sign up for a shift on the console!
Click on the Participate tab above and fill out our Volunteer Application form to join our team before the festival begins.