For one day only, this event provides a special opportunity to sample the best of Bengali inspired traditional and contemporary music and dance. The Mela Stage in Weavers Fields will host a unique mix of international and UK- based artists hosted by MCs Ronnie Mirza and Mahbub Hussain from BBC Asian Network.
Headline acts on the Mela stage include Baby Naznin whose great stage presence and her star quality has inspired a loyal and ever-growing fan base both at home in Bangladesh and internationally. Also from Bangladesh, Sylhet are folk singers Birohi Kala Miah, Baul Anu Sharker, Mriganka Goswami and Shahana Akter. UK based Mumzy Stranger with Junai Kaden and SH8T will perform alongside local artists including the ever popular folk singer Hashi Rani Sunayan Choudhury, Rowshanara Moni. Don’t miss a medley group performance led by Himangshu Goswami plus much more.
The Taal Torongo children and adult group will be performing colourful folk and traditional dance, with a solo performance from child star Manzil Qurashi.
And for some more modern moves, stick around to watch Showmi Das dance group.
Channel S Superstar Search
Channel S are at the forefront of the emerging Bangladeshi Music scene in the UK. Constantly on the search for new talent, they launched the Superstar Search in 2010 and having been scouring the British Isles for the next big thing! We are delighted to welcome them to the Weavers Fields stage at the 2011 Mela for a special one-off performance
Coming soon... full line up in pdf format.
BBC Asian Network Station Wagon
Look out for national digital radio station BBC Asian Network’s Station Wagon (a renovated and super-charged former Ambulance!) for the best in Bengali, Bollywood, Bhangra and Hip-Hop and Grime MC talent served up by the BBC Asian Network leading Asian DJ line-up.
"Kayper is the best female DJ I have ever seen in my whole life!" DJ Jazzy Jeff
Running Order: BBC Asian Network Station Wagon
12.00 - 14.00 BBC Asian Network Live
14.00 - 15.30 Shawkat Hashmi
15.30 - 16.30 Sonny Ji
16.30 - 17.30 DJ Kayper
17.30 - 19.00 Kan-D-Man & Limelight