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STYLE: Polish folk

Date: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Awaz FM Mela Mix Stage

 Time: 12.55-13.20 (Saturday) / 12.15-12.40 (Sunday)

Unique sounds of the Wielkopolska!  This year’s Wielkopolska band are ‘Kapela Dudziarska Kozlary ze Steszewa‘ and all hail from Greater Poland and practice the rare skill of playing traditional instruments by ear. Mixing folk melodies and centuries-old dialect songs they produce a beautiful, unique style of vocals and instrumentals.

The Edinburgh Mela are pleased to welcome members of the band;  Romuald Jedraszak, Piotr Gorecki, Pawel Zawadzki, Jakub Kontek, Lukasz Kontek and Karolina Kontek, from Poland for these special performances on Saturday and Sunday at the Mela! 

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Ayrad

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STYLE: Arab-Andalusian Fusion

Date: Saturday & Sunday

Location: Main Stage Saturday, Mix Stage Sunday

Time: 16.10-17.10 (Sat Main Stage) / 14.35-15.20 (Sun Awaz FM Mela Mix Stage)

The collective is distinguished by its inspiring melodies that create poetry in motion. In addition to their own compositions, the group breathes new life into pieces drawn from the Maghrebian, Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan-Jewish repertoires. Nominated JUNO award-Winners of the 2012-1013 PRIX DE LA DIVERSITÉ, Ayrad have performed at the Festival Orientalys, the Week-end des rythmes du monde, the Festival des traditions du monde , and the Rendez-vous de la chanson Québecor.

We are delighted to welcome the group all the way from Canada to perform especially for the crowds at the Edinburgh Mela.

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Swaryatra – Bollywood Unlimited

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STYLE: Bollywood Music/Dance

Date: Sunday 

Location: Awaz FM Mela Mix Stage

Time: 13.30-14.15

A journey of enchanting Bollywood numbers with a touch of classical music performed live on stage. Also features several popular Indian dance styles.

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NorthernXposure ft. Danger Man + Ista

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STYLE: Dubstep/Hip Hop

Date: Saturday

Location: Awaz FM Mela Mix Stage

Time: 19.00-20.00

BAFTA nominated NorthernXposure, fresh from their USA tour with musical legend Michael Winslow. Be prepared for show stopping live dubstep, hip hip and the hottest urban vibes with a socially conscious message. Featuring MCs Danger Man and Ista from Big Toe Hi-Fi. 

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With Strings Attached

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STYLE: Indian folk and classical

Date: Saturday

Location: Awaz FM Mela Mix Stage

Time: 13.40-14.30

A musical illustration of the India-UK alchemic cultural synthesis through strings and vocal performances of the folk and classical music of India plus a recital of poetry by Rabindranath Tagore. 

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