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Welcome to the Edinburgh Mela 2014

Sat 30th + Sun 31st- Noon-9pm

Scotland’s biggest and best celebration of world music and dance

Welcome to the Edinburgh Mela! For twenty years we’ve been bringing outstanding world music and gorgeous international dance to Scotland’s capital city, in a joyous carnival of colour, rhythm, community celebration…and delicious food.

The 20th annual Edinburgh Mela runs from 29 – 31 August 2014, and we’ve put together our most exciting programme yet to celebrate. Fancy dancing to the ragga-tipped beats of legends like Apache Indian or GAUDI, journeying around the world in eighty tunes with blissful Qawaali, fast-paced Ghanian drumming or Chinese punk, falling in love with some beautiful choreography at the Mela World Dance Feste, trying out new spices in the Global Food Village, meeting animals from all over the globe at the Kidzone Animela, marvelling at the vibrant fabrics of the famous Mela Fashion Show, or being transported to fairyland by our brand new orchestral commission The King of Ghosts? Well, you’re in the right place: come on down to Leith Links, and join the party.

The Edinburgh Mela in Action

Never been to the Mela before? Have a look through our Flickr gallery at some of the beautiful images from previous years, or get a little taster with our film of some of the 2013 highlights:


Keep in touch and join in with the latest backstage happenings at the Edinburgh Mela 2014



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