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Glasgow Mela 23rd June 2019

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This year the new producers of Glasgow Mela for 2019, Scottish-Asian Creative Artists’ Network are taking the event in a new direction, exploring the Scottish-Asian and British-Asian experience, and transforming the Mela into a platform for activism through arts and culture, to nurture and grow local artists.

This year’s programme focuses on South Indian language and songs featuring  everything from anti-caste protest songs from local noise-rocker Kapil Seshasayee to Scotland’s very first Sufi Qawali group, to Deepa Nair Rasiya, who has been described as a “pioneering and innovative composer with a deeply soul-stirring vocal style”. 

For the first time, Glasgow Mela will also host an artist-in-residence, Mila Brown. Mila will be at Kelvingrove Park all day, inviting all Mela-goers to help her make a new piece of work. In this year of change, you’ll also find comedians, poets and a ceilidh at Kelvingrove Park on June 23rd.

As well as the performances across the three stages, there will be a huge selection of world food, clothing and goods stalls and entertainment as Glasgow celebrates its rich cultural heritage and all its communities.

All events at Glasgow Mela are free and open to all.

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