Here is the programme timetable for the 2017 Mela

Main Stage
Comperes Dhruv Gadhvi – Presenter, Director, Producer ZEE TV and Vinod Desai MBE
12 noon Bollywood Music and Songs – Pooja Angra and Karan Rana
1.00pm Drumming Spectacular – Another Dimension Drumming Troop
1.15pm Gujarati Garba (Folk) Dance – RaasLeela Dance Group
1.30pm Welcome, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton Cllr Les Harris
1.45pm Bollywood Film Hits – Southampton Wind Band Ensemble – Pulse 8
2.15pm Indian Classical Music – Kiranpal Singh, Santoor and Sanju Sahai, Tabla
3.15pm Kathak Dance – Rakhi Sood & TMC Dancers
3.45pm World Fusion Music Global Rhythms – Panjazz International
4.30pm Fusion Dance of Odissi, Bharata Natyam, Kathak and Iranian Dance Styles – Ipsita Roy, Kohinoor Dam, Sumaya Imam Suchita, Dalia Pathak, Hedieh Kishipour and Abanti Chakrabarty ( Specially choreographed for Mela )
4.45pm Rajasthani Folk Music – Caravan Raj from India
5.45pm Qawwali Music – Khan Brothers
6.30pm Bollywood dance – Rakhi Sood and TMC Dancers
6.45pm Bhangra Dance – Vakhri Tohr
7.00pm Bhangra Band – South Coast Beats
7.30pm Bhangra Artists – Shin DCS and Navin Kundra
9pm Close

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World Stage
Compere CoCo P
12 noon World Music Marimba – Panjazz International/ Choir
12.45pm African Caribbean World Music – The Macusi Players
1.30pm Ballet Bolly Fusion Dance – Unity Bollywood
1.45pm Ghazals – RuBaRu – E – Ghazal
2.15pm Chinese Music – Chinese Arts Southampton
2.45pm Bollywood Fusion Music – Nandan Roy Hawaiian Guitar, Manab Tabla
3.15pm Harmonic Rock – Kinesis4
3.45pm Afghanistani Music and Songs – Kabul Boys
4.15pm World Music – Elayachi Akhamrich
4.45pm Flamenco Music and Dance – Jero Ferec Flamenco Company
5.30pm African Music and Dance – Bibigro from Africanactivities
6.30pm Traditional Irish Music and Songs – Shamrock Quays
7.00pm Funky Fit Band

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Activity Tent
Comperes Ranjan Patel, Preeti Nayyar and Meena Vashisht
12.15pm Belly Dancing Performance & Workshop – Mystic Fusion
1.00pm Bangali Music and Dance Performance– Hampshire Puja and Cultural Association
1.30pm Bollywood Dance Performance – Art Asia Students
Bollywood and Kathak Dance Workshop – Rakhi Sood
2.00pm Bharata Natyam Dance – Shree Youth Group Art Asia, Students of Vidya Thirunarayan
2.15pm Spanish dance Performance – Sabor Flamenco
2.45pm Indian Songs Performance – Art Asia Students of Pooja Angra
3.15pm Flamenco Dance Workshop – Jero Group
3.45pm Sri Lankan Folk Dance – Kandyan Kids
4.00pm Chinese Music and Dance Performance – Chinese Arts Southampton
4.30pm Bollywood and Folk Dance Performance – Vedic Bal Vikas
4.50pm Garba Dance Workshop – Pooja Rajguru and RaasLeela
5.10pm Odissi and Bharata Natyam Classical Dance Workshop – Abanti Chakrabarty, Ipsita Roy and Dalia Pathak
5.30pm Iranian Traditional Dance Performance and workshop – Hedich Kishipour
Around the site
Rajasthan Circus Raj – Rajasthan’s elite street circus performers
Two Special 45 minutes shows 1.00 -1.45 pm and 3.00 – 3.45 pm
Juggler Simon Chainey Special Shows 2.00 pm and 4.00pm
The Clay Connection Marquee : Two Special 45 minutes performances by Vidya Thirunarayan
3.00 – 3.45 pm and 5.00 – 5.45 pm
Indoor Stalls Marquee – Weavers and Spinners – Wellow Spinners
Rangoli with Caroline Rackham
Take part in building traditional Indian patterns with natural materials.
FIPA Stilts Walkers
Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band
Art Asia Dholis
The Old Thumper Jazzband
Water Zorbing
Big Band and English Brass Tent
12.30pm – 2.00pm Jubilee Brass Band
2.15pm – 4.00pm Warsash Band
4.15pm – 5.00pm Southampton Folk Orchestra
Music Workshop Tent 2017
12.30pm – 1.00pm Dhol Drumming – Ricky Kasba
1.15pm – 1.45pm African Drumming – Kwame Bakoji-Hume and Africanactivities
2.00pm – 2.30pm Steel Pans – Panjazz International
2.45pm – 3.15pm African Drumming – Kwame Bakoji-Hume and Africanactivities
3.30pm – 4.00pm African and Caribbean Rhythms – The Macusi Players
4.15pm – 4.45pm Dhol Drumming workshop – Ricky Kasba
5.00pm – 5.30pm Sangeet Online Music – Nandan Roy