27th August – 1st September Programme Schedule

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Sports day in Leith Links

5-a-side soccer, cricket match, and workshops for girls and women with Street Soccer Scotland Date: Sunday 27th August 2017 Time:…

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Edinburgh Mela: World Mythology Mixed Media Workshop with Damian Callan

World Mythology Mixed Media Workshop with Damian Callan

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

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Chitra Ramaswamy

Writing workshop with Saltire Society award-winning novelist Chitra Ramaswamy

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

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 Cinema Night

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

Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Custom House Leith, 65-67 Commercial Street, EH6 6LH Edinburgh, United Kingdom…

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Dance workshop with Kakatsitsi Edinburgh Mela

Dance workshop with Kakatsitsi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lunchbox Poster

Film ‘The Lunchbox’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chinese Lion Dance

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

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

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

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

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