London Mela returns to Southall

Tuesday 27th August 2019 15:01 EDT

The 17th edition of the London Mela returns to Southall Park for a weekend of South Asian music, dance, food and culture.

The Mela is best known for its adventurous, genre-crossing collaborations and performances from an incredible mix of household names and contemporary artists.

Canadian-pop-reggae-r&b-fusion artist Raghav will headline the festival, performing his top tracks from his three studio albums including his smash hit Angel Eyes, whilst one of the biggest UK Asian artists Arjun will headline the festival on Sunday. Joining them is Punjab singer Tasha Tah and Sonna Rele, who sang the title track from the 2017 hit Disney film Cinderella.

Mela is also showcasing some of the best upcoming artists including BBC Future Sounds 2019 Amanjot Sangha, singer/ songwriter Manuka and Esha Maria who is swiftly becoming one of the most exciting young stars. Also included is leading UK-based international Qawwali and Bollywood group Chand Ali Khan Qawwal & Party, the young group whose leader was born in Pakistan and trained under the recognised Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Academy.

“London Mela is a wonderful showcase of South Asian culture, with its wide range of music, dance, food and games. It’s a real celebration of the community’s impact on our city, a key date in the capital’s calendar and another great example of how London is open to all,” said the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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