We’re going it Coventry!

This weekend, Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 have asked the London Mela to programme the Rhythm Tent at the Godiva Festival on Sunday 2 September! We are very excited to be presenting Bhangra to Bollywood: The Sounds of Asian Britain. The line-up will include Asian Dub Foundation, Apache Indian, Zack Knight, Jasmin Walia, AttaullahContinue reading “We’re going it Coventry!”

My First Mela

I attended my very first UK Mela at the tender old age of eighteen in the summer of 1988. Negotiating oversized Rajasthani string marionette puppets through St. Pancras Station whilst guiding a bicycle, carrying a costume, parathas and rucksack, turned a few heads. Mela legend Parbinder Singh, a youth co-coordinator and cultural activist from NottinghamContinue reading “My First Mela”