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Sofar Sounds Goa celebrated pride month at Solace, Candolim with an intimate gathering wherein three versatile artists from across the country took centre stage. The event aimed to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights and pride.

The artists featured were Mangalore-based indie musician, Varun Rao; slam poetry artist, Nupur Saraswat and Bengaluru-based experimental and contemporary jazz band, Vivek Santhosh Trio.

Representatives from the Goa Rainbow Trust (GRT), an NGO that collaborates with the LGBTQ+ community in Goa and strives to embrace inclusivity through events and inspire morals of ‘unity in diversity’ were also present at the event. Member of GRT, Ivan Cordo enlightened the gathering about the struggles faced by the community. The intimate show focused on the people and the artists performing, and concluded with a jam session wherein the audience joined in to sing the pride song in unison.  

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