Edinburgh Mela

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  • 23 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Edinburgh Mela

Post-Festival blues? Mosey on over to Pilrig Park, which is preparing to twitch again to an insistent, persistent bhangra beat. This year the massive, weekend-long inter-cultural festival has pulled performers from Tibet, Iran, Nepal, China, Brazil, Iraq and India for a programme packed out with Kathakali dance, giant Lahori puppets, the now-traditional sights and smells of the South Asian bazaar and an appearance from Rahat Zahid, the Pakastani poet who translates Robert Burns poetry into Urdu.

Pilrig Park, Edinburgh, Sat 1 & Sun 2 Sep. See www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk for full listings.

Edinburgh Mela

World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas: the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste, the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone. The Mela Global Food Village is on hand to replenish your energy after taking in all the sights and sounds.


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