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"One of London's best melas...
an explosive mix of musical styles"

Eastern Eye



..Main Stage..
Presented by Sunny Kapoor & Ava Ray from Kismat Radio
MALKIT SINGH
MALKIT SINGH
Award winning Malkit Singh is officially the most travelled Punjabi music artist in the world! He has played in over 27 countries at some of the world’s most acclaimed venues & festivals and he arrives in Croydon to headline this year’s Mela. Donned the king of Bhangra, his unique sound has seen him cross from Punjabi folk to experimental house, rap and Hindi film scores.

RISHI RICH PROJECT FEAT. JAY SEAN


RISHI RICH PROJECT FEAT. JAY SEAN
One of the most in demand music producers of the last year, RR has worked with Britney Spears, Mary J Blige, Craig David, Ricky Martin & Mis -Teeq. Rishi, who hosts his own show on Kiss FM, is joined on stage by prolific R’n’B sensation/rapper Jay Sean and guests for an explosive live performance promoting Rishi’s new album The Project released on July 10.
To get the single “Aaja Kurier Push it up” text RISHI RICH PUSH to 81330

JAIPUR KAWA BRASS BAND
JAIPUR KAWA BRASS BAND
The director of the acclaimed outfit Musafir brings us a musical treat with this charismatic live act, headed up by Hameed Khan Kawa and featuring eight top Rajasthani musicians, a fakir and a gypsy dancer. The music veers from traditional Indian wedding music to popular Bollywood songs.

STRINGS
STRINGS
Strings was founded in 1994 by composer & musician Kiran Thakrar whose album beyond boundaries won a prestigious Juno award in Canada. The strings project brings together an exciting mix of UK based musicians & presents a mix of Bollywood and Folk music.
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..Bollyhood Stage..

Radio one DJ’s Bobby & Nihal bring the best in current UK beats to the Bollyhood stage with Croydon promoters Rajiv & Anil providing the best of local tallent. MC’s battle it out in front of the crowd and the audience help choose the best of the fest!

Live performance from:

Radio one DJ's Bobby & Nihal
UK APACHE
UK APACHE
Drum & Bass legend UK Apache was the man behind the dance floor anthem Original Nuttah. He’s collaborated with Badmarsh & Shri and now joins us live at Croydon Mela 06 with load of new material from his forthcoming album Badman.

SERESE
SERESE
Anu, Anita & Mandeep are the Asian r&b powerhouse who sing like En Vogue & move like Destiny's Child and are set to feature on Rishi Rich's forthcoming album!
CATCH 22
CATCH 22
C22 encompass the amazing Deadly Hunta. Having remixed ODB for the Blade 3 soundtrack and supplied music for the forthcoming FilmFour movie 'Mischief Night', this is your chance to see Catch 22 do what they do best - tear up a stage!

J.i.D
J.i.D
This British born Bhangra singer has a voice that sounds as if it’s come straight from the fields of the Punjab! One of the hottest new singers on the scene this summer - remember you saw him here first!!

KRISHAN
KRISHAN
Sri Lanka's finest tamil MC is getting ready to bring Tamil hip hop out of the shadows with an album due on Universal India.

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..ARCC Classical Stage..

The Asian Resource Centre once again plays host to classical musicians weaving their magic in the haven of a beautiful Indian wedding tent. Come and join ARRC in celebrating Asia’s classical music heritage with live performances from:

UNNITI
UNNITI
Unnati literally means “prosperity” - an apt description of her music career to date. Fusing traditional Indian Classical, Hindi, English and Bengali lyrics with a contemporary, individual approach, she captivates and entices listeners. In 2002, Unnati released her debut sell out album “Vishwa - The Universe of Music”. Most recently, Unnati has performed at the Mayor’s Thames Festival and Wembley Conference Centre.
SABERI MISRA
SABERI MISRA
Saberi learned kathak dance at around 2yrs old and belongs to a musical family of 5 generations of Jaipur Gharana. Saberi’s first performance was at the age of 4 in Calcutta. Since then she has given many performances in UK and India. Saberi performs with support of her father, famous tabla player Raj Kumar Misra and her mother Chandrima Misra, the eminent vocalist.
SOUMIK DATTA
SOUMIK DATTA
Trained under Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Soumik performed his first concert with his Guru at the age of 15. Toured by the Asian Music Circuit, UK as a young musician, he has performed solo nationwide.
..Community Stage..
Jaipur Kawa Brass BandWatch out for the vibrant dance shows and musical performances provided by a range of local talent. Plus a colourful parade will weave its way across the site following the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band as they make their way to the main stage for a dazzling performance.
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