Kabir Café

A Mumbai-based Indie-Folk and Folk-Fusion Band founded in 2013 by Neeraj Arya who is also the lead vocalist


Neeraj Arya's Kabir Cafe is a Mumbai-based band that creates music inspired by the works of the 15th-century Indian saint Kabir Das. The band's music is a blend of traditional folk and Sufi music with contemporary sounds, with lyrics that explore the teachings of Kabir on spirituality, love, and social justice.

Neeraj Arya's relentless research in picking up, understanding , and performing the verses of Saint Kabir is the backbone of Kabir Café. He is the lead vocalist of the band. 

The band has released three albums, their debut being 'Panchrang' in 2016 and their second live album 'Kabir Café Live' in 2018 and third album ‘SABR' in 2022. 

Since the band only performs the verses of Kabir, using pop, reggae, rock, folk fusion and at times, a carnatic flavour, Neeraj has pioneered the genre that came to be known as ‘Kabir Rock’. 

The band has performed over 1000 concerts across India and abroad and has over 25.9k Instagram followers. Their most successful song 'Fakiri’ that was featured in the film 'Hindi Medium' has received over 1 million views on YouTube.

Their goal is to ensure that Kabir's verses are accessible and comprehensible through contemporary music to the rest of the world, who are alienated from traditional Kabir folk music.

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