London Mela

By Rob Last edited 156 months ago
London Mela
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This Sunday, if you can get down to Gunnersbury Park in Ealing then you can join in the festivities at the third London Mela.

Designed to display the "rich tableau of South Asian culture and creativity from London" the London Mela (Mela means 'to meet' in Sanskrit) is known for commissioning new work, providing a platform for emerging British artists, and featuring pop acts alongside the more traditional and classical musicians.

The line up features artists such as Usha Uthup and her band (best name for a band ever?) the Godfathers of Bhangra, the Dhol Blasters (great website!); a 'classical and devotional music' stage fetauring acts such as Pandit Sharda Sahai; a stage dedicated to British Asian urban music (Southall's Juggy D and DJ collective the Dum Dum project); as well as a cabaret and a kids tents, and of course tonnes of food and drink from all over the world.

The festival kicks of at 12 o clock this Sunday and it's free. There's are full details of the line up here.

Last Updated 11 August 2005