Glasgow Mela

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The Glasgow Mela (from the Sanskrit word mēlā, from mil to meet), is a multicultural music and dance event based on the traditions of the Indian sub continent. This event which is held in Kelvingrove Park in the West End of Glasgow on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June reflects the true diversity within the ethnic communities living in the city of Glasgow and Scotland such as Indian, Asian, African, Caribbean, Eastern European and Scottish. The event is owned and delivered by Glasgow Life. The overall project management is the responsibility of the Events Team, stage programming being the responsibility of Arts Development. Other key Glasgow Life teams include, Marketing & Communications, Media and Sponsorship & Development The programme aims to combine entertainment from various cultures around the world and perform this in a Scottish park with twists of highland dancing and bagpipes being involved in certain aspects. The programme also involves the community and the audience, teaching them about different cultures and opening their eyes to the multicultural city Glasgow is. Maharaja Stage – main stage Havelli Stage – community stage Mefhil Stage – intimate stage Youth Zone – teenagers activation area Children’s Area – arts crafts, storytelling, face painting Bollywood City – cinema, makeovers, food and drink Street Feastival at Mela – food traders and fusion bar Mela Bazaar – trade stands selling everything from fabric to fragrance Street Theatre – roving performances throughout the weekend Programme Highlights India Alba – finding the common ground between Scottish and Indian traditions. Desi Bravehearts Turkish Scottish Music Ensemble Paragon Ensemble with Sunita Bhuyan India/Scotland Connection Music Ensemble Foundations of Indian Performing Arts (FIPA) – As part of this project, FIPA will work with BME Deaf Communities workers and attendees at the Asia Deaf Club, established in 2000, and now based in the Gorbals to participate in a 7 week programme of mask and costume making that reflect species endangered animals from across the Commonwealth. Alongside this, the young deaf Asian Club will work with a professional Indian Kathak dancer over 7 weeks on a piece that reflects this theme. Together the groups will have a performance opportunity to participate in a piece at Glasgow Mela alongside street artists and stilt walkers from FIPA. Headline Acts Red Hot Chilli Pipers Dhol Foundation Sukshinder Shinda Jaz Dhami

The Glasgow Mela (from the Sanskrit word mēlā, from mil to meet), is a multicultural music and dance event based on the traditions of the Indian sub continent. This event which is held in Kelvingrove Park in the West End of Glasgow on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June reflects the true diversity within the ethnic communities living in the city of Glasgow and Scotland such as Indian, Asian, African, Caribbean, Eastern European and Scottish. Visit here >>

 


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June 07 2014 - June 08 2014
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