27th August – 1st September Programme Schedule

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Sports day in Leith Links: 13:00 – 17:00

5-a-side soccer, cricket match, and workshops for women with Street Soccer Scotland. Street Soccer Scotland will be delivering a FREE…

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Edinburgh Mela: World Mythology Mixed Media Workshop with Damian Callan

World Mythology Mixed Media Workshop with Damian Callan: 10:00 – 16:00

Damian Callan is a figurative painter based in Edinburgh. He teaches classes for adults and children at his studio near…

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Bollywood Dance Workshop: 19:00–21:00

Dance Ihayami will be running a Bollywood Dance workshop for Mela Week. It will be a fun and energetic two…

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Chitra Ramaswamy

Writing workshop with Saltire Society award-winning novelist Chitra Ramaswamy: 13:00–16:00

Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-winning journalist and writer. She cut her teeth at The Big Issue before moving to The…

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Prof Sir Geoff Palmer

Debate with Prof. Sir Geoff Palmer: 18:30–20:30

This event examines Scotland’s true relationship to slavery through a documentary narrated by Professor Sir Geoff Palmer who will be…

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MELA Secret Film Night: 19:30 onwards

Location will be a secret until two hours before the screening time of 19.30. Film theme: A powerful, award-winning drama…

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Mela Moral Debate: 19:00 – 21:00

This event is open to those aged 14-18 years old. Join us on 30th August as part of the Edinburgh…

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Dance workshop with Kakatsitsi Edinburgh Mela

Dance workshop with Kakatsitsi: 19:00 – 21:00

Kakatsitsi are a group of drummers, dancers, and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, whose music takes the…

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Community Choir Workshop with Bruce Ncube

Community Choir Workshop with Bruce Ncube: 13:00–17:00

Bruce Ncube of Mema Arts specialises in teaching songs and harmonies from his native country Zimbabwe. Bruce lives in Scotland…

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Saturday 2nd September Programme Schedule


Swaryatra

Swaryatra: 12:00 – 12:40

A journey of enchanting Bollywood numbers with a touch of Indian classical music performed live on stage by Swaryatra, an…

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Khalid Al Khajah

Khalid Al Khajah: 12:55 – 13:15

Khalid Al Khajah is an Edinburgh-based electronic R&B artist from Bahrain whose music contains elements of jazz and neo-soul. In…

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Sankofa Beats

Sankofa Beats: 13:30 – 14:00

Sankofa Beats is a collective of Edinburgh based musicians, dancers and singers who all have a passion for African dance…

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Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association

Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association: 14:15 – 14:45

Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association (ECAA) is a voluntary, non-profit, independent arts association founded in 2013, to improve the Edinburgh Chinese…

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Community Choir Workshop with Bruce Ncube

Bruce Ncube: 15:00 – 15:30

Bruce Ncube of Mema Arts specialises in teaching songs and harmonies from his native country Zimbabwe. Bruce lives in Scotland…

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Babylon Arabic Band

Babylon Arabic Band: 15:45 – 16:30

Babylon Arabic Band are an Edinburgh based band consisting of seven musicians led by singer and Oud player Nafee Mohammed….

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Rameet Sandhu

Rameet Sandhu: 16:45 – 17:05

Rameet Sandhu, Miss India Scotland, is 22 years old and raised in Scotland. She recently signed with Bollywood’s biggest record…

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Ladies of Midnight Blue

Ladies of Midnight Blue: 17:25 – 18:10

Ladies of Midnight Blue are an Afro Latin percussion & brass duet who have performed all over the world for…

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India-Flamenco

India Flamenco: 18.15 – 18.25

India Flamenco have been a huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and we are excited to present them at…

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Lunchbox Poster

Film ‘The Lunchbox’: 18:40 onwards

Unhappy housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) tries adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her…

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Sunday 3rd September Programme Schedule


The Edinburgh Samba School

The Edinburgh Samba School: 12:00 – 12:20

Loud and lively, energetic and dynamic – The Edinburgh Samba School (TESS) is a regular and popular feature of community…

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Edinburgh Bhangra Crew

Edinburgh Bhangra Crew: 12:35 – 12:45

Bhangra is a loud and energetic form of Punjabi folk dance. Edinburgh Bhangra Crew perform at a range of events…

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Circus Raj: 12:15 – 13:00 & 16:30 – 17:15

Circus Raj are an elite set of street performers from Rajasthan, dancers, illusionists, aerialists, acrobats and rope walkers, with eye-watering…

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Sher Yar Khan

Sher Yar Khan: 13:00 – 13:45

Sher Yar Khan comes from a classical background and has made a huge impact on the British Asian music scene…

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The Mela Fashion Show: 14:00 – 14:45

Date: Sunday 3rd September 2017 Time: 14:00 – 14:45 (Main Stage) Venue: Leith Links Edinburgh Tickets are free of charge.

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Chinese Lion Dance: 15:10 – 15:30

Chinese Lion Dance and Children’s Dance (Edinburgh Chinese Arts and Culture Committee) Date: Sunday 3rd September 2017 Time: 15:10 –…

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Okestra del Sol

Orkestra del Sol: 15:45 – 16:30 (Main Stage) 15:00 – 15:20 & 17:00 – 17:20 (Grass)

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations since their formation in 2004. The swagger…

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Sona Walia

Sona Walia: 16:45 – 17:30

In less than 10 years, Sona Walia has established herself as one of the leading female bhangra artists in the…

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Rafaqat Ali Khan

Rafaqat Ali Khan: 17:50 – 18:35

Rafaqat Ali Khan was born into a Sham Chaurasia gharana (house of musical heritage) to Nazakat Ali Khan. He has…

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