The Music Stopped, But We Were Still Dancing…

This  exhibition will focus on important Goan musicians in the Indian Jazz scene, from 1935 to 1970, when Jazz had a significant presence in clubs in India. The focus will be on the Swing & Big Band era of Jazz between 1930 to 1950. This is the time when many Goan musicians were  active in a vibrant club scene in particular in Bombay and when Swing music had a large influence on Bollywood music. The exhibition will feature 10 to 12 important Goan musicians such as Mickey Correa, Chic Chocolate, Jazzy Joe Pereira, Anthony Gonzalves, Francis Furtado, Lucilla Pacheo and others.

Naresh Fernandes

Naresh Fernandes is the editor of, a digital news publication. He is the author of Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age and City Adrift: A Short Biography of Bombay.