This is the programme timetable for the 2019 Mela 

Main Stage
Comperes Coco P
12 noon Southampton Youth Brass Band – Southampton Music Hub
12.45pm Kathak Dance – Rakhi Sood and TMC Dancers
1.00pm Rajasthani Folk Music – Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band
1.30pm Welcome, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton
2.00pm Indian Classical Music – Pandit Sanju Sahai Tabla, Kaviraj Singh – Santoor, Pirashanna Thevarajah – Mridangam
2.45pm Bollywood Dance – Rakhi Sood and TMC Dancers
3.15pm Music From around the world – Inner Vision Orchestra Baluji Shrivastav
4.00pm Classical Dances – Srijan – Creation – Oddissi, Bharata Natyam
4.30pm Fusion Music – Pandit Sanju Sahai Tabla, Kaviraj Singh – Santoor, Pirashanna Thevarajah – Mridangam, Alice Barron – Violin, Jaymini Sahai – Kathak Dance
5.15pm Bollywood Music – Pooja Angra and Karan Rana – Vocals, Kiran Thakrar – Keyboards, Hiren Chate – Tabla, Baluji Shrivastav – Sitar
6.15pm Qawwali Music – Khan Brothers
7.00pm Bhangra Artists – Nesdi Jones, Banger and Navin Kundra
9pm Close

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World Stage
Comperes Frank Mangena
12 noon World Music – The Romsey Steel Band led by Adam Broughton
12.45pm Global Music – Baluji Inner vision orchestra
1.15pm Bulgarian Dance – Zdravets Dance Group
1.30pm Contemporary Dance – KV dance company
2.00pm Chinese Music – Chinese Arts Southampton
2.30pm Iranian Dance – Hedieh Kishipour
3.00pm Rajasthani Folk Music – Rajasthan Heritage Brass band
3.15pm Bhangra Dance – South Coast Bhangra Group
3.45pm Flamenco Music and Dance – Jero Ferec Flamenco Company
4.45pm African Dance and Music – African Activities
5.30pm Health – Funky Fitness
6.15pm Jonah Band – Blues
7.15pm Big Band – Swingworld
8.00pm Close

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Activity Tent
Comperes Preeti Nayyar and Ranjan Patel
12.15pm ‘Rangeelo Gujrat’ by Southampton Group
12.30pm Bengali Music and Dance Performance – Hampshire Puja and Cultural Association
1.00pm Oddissi and Bharata Natyam Classical Dance Workshop – Abanti Chakrabarty, Ipsita Roy
1.15pm Bhangra Dance Workshop – South Coast Bhangra Dance Group
1.30pm Flamenco Dance Workshop – Jero Férec Flamenco Company
2.00pm Indian Songs Performance – Art Asia Students of Pooja Angra
2.30pm Belly Dancing Performance & Workshop – Mystic Fusion
3.00pm Bulgarian Dance Workshop – Zdravets Dance Group
3.15pm Bollywood Dance Vedic Bal Vikas
3.30pm Spanish Dance Performance – Sabor Flamenco
3.45pm Iranian Dance – Hedieh Kishipour
4.00pm Bollywood Dance Performance – Art Asia Students with Bollywood and Kathak Dance Workshop – Rakhi Sood
4.30pm Chinese Music and Dance Performance – Chinese Arts Southampton
5.00pm Bharata Natyam Dance – Shree Youth Group Art Asia, Students of Vidya Thirunarayan
5.15pm Bangla Music – Gazi & Sonia. Southampton Bangladeshi Society
5.30pm Shreya’s Bolly Dance
5.45pm Odissi Dance by Sushmita Pati’s group – Kala The Arts

 

Around the site
Art Asia Dholis: All day
Arts and crafts: 12 noon – 5pm
Aunt ji’s Chappal: All day
Create your Rangoli designs: 12 noon – 5pm
Juggler Simon Chainey shows: 2pm – 4pm
Lantern making: 12 noon – 4pm
Messy + Noisy – Southampton Music Hub: 12.30pm – 5pm
Rajastani Brass band and watch out for Fakir!: 4pm – 4.45pm
Story Telling: African Activities: 3pm – 4.30pm
The Old Thumper Jazz Band: 12 noon – 2pm
Weavers and spinners: 12 noon – 4pm

 

Concert and brass band tent
12.30pm Jubilee Brass Band
2.30pm Warsash Band
Music Workshop Tent
Comperes Anjali Mavi
12.30pm Dhol Drumming – Ricky Kasba
1.15pm Tabla Drumming – Hiren Chate
2.00pm African Drumming – African Activities
2.45pm Tabla Solo Demonstration – Hiren Chate
3.30pm Indian Singing – Manjot Kaur
4.15pm Dhol Drumming workshop – Ricky Kasba
5.00pm Chinese Music Erhu – Dr Ping Hua

 

Sport Stage
12.00pm Zumba with Marta – Workshop
12.20pm Jumping frogs with Daria – Workshop
12.40pm Southampton Gymnastics Club Demo
1.00pm Kyudokan Martial Arts Demo and workshop
1.20pm Zumba with Marta – Workshop
1.40pm Jumping Frogs Workshop with Daria – Workshop
2.00pm Southampton Gymnastics Club Demo
2.20pm Kyudokan Martial Arts Demo and workshop
2.40pm Zumba with Marta – Workshop
3.00pm Jumping frogs with Daria – Workshop
3.20pm Southampton Gymnastics Club Demo
3.40pm Kyudokan Martial Arts Demo and workshop
4.00pm Zumba with Marta – Workshop
4.20pm Jumping frogs with Daria – Workshop
4.40pm Southampton Gymnastics Club Demo
5.00pm Kyudokan Martial Arts Demo and workshop

 

Sport Zone
Southampton Gymnastics Club
Kyudokan Martial Arts
Jumping frogs
Zumba