Mela 2010 programme includes Cargo, Jaz Dhami and Bonafide
- Anna Millar
- 7 July 2010
This article is from 2010.
Taking place from 6–8 Aug in Leith Links, 2010's Mela jamboree includes the premiere of Cargo, a large-scale outdoor performance on the theme of migration, funded by the Scottish Parliament. Other highlights include sports at Leith Links, UK Asian Music Awards Best newcomer 2010 winner Punjabi singer Jaz Dhami, Punjabi rapper and songwriter duo Bonafide, and Asian pop star Taz, of Stereo Nation. Urban music is represented by Edinburgh-based BAFTA-nominated brother and sister rapping duo Northern Xposure; while Indian troupe Something Relevant present funk, blues, reggae, rock, pop, soul and hip hop from the streets of Mumbai. Fashionistas can enjoy the Mela Fashion Show, while family fun can be found courtesy of the Jaipur Kawa Circus. Look out too for Naturally, Inspired at the Royal Botanic Gardens, new work inspired by Scotland’s landscapes and commissioned by the Mela.