LIVE at PORT Music #01

PORT at the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture invites you to LIVE at PORT Music #01.

About the program:

PORT has always been a place for new connections, new ideas, new conversations and most importantly a space for community.

We believe FOOD is a vital connector - it helps bring about varied and passionate discussions and exchanges. The ARTS are another.

LIVE at PORT connects like-minded communities and gives a platform to the new, alternate, and stimulating. From music to stories, poetry and more, discover something new every month at PORT.


LIVE at PORT Music #01

Music, just like good food and coffee, is integral to us. We bring to you a fresh line up of young musicians from around the city, in 12 monthly sessions of LIVE at PORT.

Join us every second Friday to experience voices that are new and experimental!

Our first session of LIVE at PORT Music features Joel & Desiree, with an opening act by Muriel.


Entry: Rs. 200/-

RSVP Mandatory:


About the Artists


Mumbai based singer, Muriel Dias, has been into music all her life. Jazz and blues is her soul food. Apart from her Dad, her other major influences are Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy, etc. Muriel believes in staying true to her roots and incorporates her blues/jazz element to new tracks giving her covers a unique and experimental sound.

Joel & Desiree

Bombay based duo, Joel & Desiree was formed in late 2016. The duo hit it off with their shared love for Blues, RnB, Jazz and Soul music. Joel Padikkal, lead Vocalist for Bombay based Blues - Rock outfit, The Tripp, has played across the country - NH7 Weekender, Sula Fest, Times Celebrate Bandra to name a few.He plays a stripped down singer songwriter set as well, showcasing some of his originals and a variety of covers.


Desiree Saldanha is an upcoming and versatile singer songwriter, whose sound varies from influences such as Amy Winehouse, Buddy Guy and Pink Floyd to fairly modern artists like Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Drake.

Making her debut into the music scene through this project, Desiree looks to release her own music later this year.


Important instructions and G5A & PORT House Rules:


  • No outside food or drinks will be allowed.
  • Do come 15 minutes early to secure a good seat.


Getting to G5A


  • Upon entering Laxmi Mills Estate, go straight followed by a right-right-left and go until the end of the lane to find our center on the left
  • If coming via Tulsi Pipe Road, please enter the Western Railways Sports Complex gate to discover the alternate access route to our center [Note: this route is for pedestrians only]
  • G5A does not provide valet parking, please use the common parking space at Laxmi Mills Estate