As a little taster of what’s coming up at the Mela this year, our very own hip hop group G-Code are going to be performing in a multi-media, multi-band, collaborative spectacular, with Edinburgh’s innovative youth orchestra, Tinderbox.
The sheer scale of the concert, which will involved huge numbers of young people from across Edinburgh, is groundbreaking in itself, but the talent on show is really worth staying for. The concert will take place at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, on Saturday 23rd June, at 7pm. Full information and booking can be found here, and info on the Mela’s G-Code project is right here.
Here’s why Tinderbox Orchestra think you should come along:
“On Saturday 23rd June, the Queen’s Hall will be transformed into an audio-visual feast! The Tinderbox Orchestra are staging their most exciting and ambitious gig yet, introducing a new 30 piece choir to their 50-piece orchestra, and collaborating with 3 of Scotland’s finest bands of the moment - Broken Records, North Atlantic Oscillation and G-Code.
The show will feature on stage collaborations between the bands and the orchestra, as well as a number of original compositions written by the orchestra and bands, including a new orchestral composition led by internationally renowned composer Professor Nigel Osborne.
Hidden Door Arts Collective will be providing live visuals and other arts too. 20 film makers have put together a visual extravaganza, featuring 5 simultaneous projections VJ’d live to synchronise with the music. The event will also feature the multi-arts project Frontiers, involving installations and projections made by groups of young people from a range of social, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and curated by a fantastic team of artists.
It will be a spectacular night, so please do come along and support.”