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An All-Women Crew Programmed Mela is Back in Croydon

The countdown to a mass celebration of Asian culture, creativity and cuisine has begun - with just three weeks until Croydon Mela returns for 2019. Headliners have now been revealed for this year's event which comes to Wandle Park, Croydon, from 1pm-8pm, on Sunday 14 July. Topping the bill are bhangramuffin star Apache Indian; dance music legend DJ Ritu; Indian rock…

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Darbar Festival comes to Sadler’s Wells for the first time

Following sellout programmes at Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, and Southbank Centre, the finale repertoire of Darbar Festival 2017 comes to Sadler's Wells for the first time from 9 - 12 November. A carefully crafted invitation to delve into the best of current classical Indian music, this year Darbar engages its sister art form by presenting classical dance as well as…

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An Indian Summer Takes Over The Eventim Apollo

On Saturday 12th August 2017 the Eventim Apollo will open its doors to a multi-sensory extravaganza recreating the sights and sounds of India. Offering a fun filled day out for all the family, An Indian Summer will immerse visitors in the richness and vibrancy of Indian culture - plunging people into the backstreets of New Delhi and celebrating the heritage,…

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There's A New Online Platform That Supports Desi Creative Talent

The UK is bulging with amazing fresh talent. Each year 1000's of young hopefuls emerge from universities with their sights set on a career in their chosen art field but they very quickly learn that the road to success is a rocky and difficult one. go.desi is a new digital platform that was designed specifically to support those wishing to reach…

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Here Are UK's 5 Best Bhangra Dance Groups

Bhangra originated in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. People used to celebrate good harvest by dancing and singing to the sound of the dhol drum. Till present day, Bhangra is danced at parties, weddings, parties and various other celebrations around the globe including the UK. We all know UK has been quite popular with Bhangra and there…

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Amaretto's Book And Social Media Campaign Are A Must Check Out

Amaretto (Amrit Matharu), a producer for the BBC, has released a great book through Lambert Academic Publishing of an academic paper called "Desi & Desire" - the exploration of the British-Asian female in a collection of fictional tales by author Nisha Minhas. Desi & Desire looks at the stereotypes and judgements faced by the second generation Asian women living in a…

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This Emotional Surprise Video Has Left Everyone In Tears

This man from Canada surprised his family on his sister's ring ceremony and the video has left everyone emotional. Anmol Singh went back to India after three years at his sister's ring ceremony to surprise the family, who were not expecting him. Anmol departed from Canada with lots of presents for the family and had booked a room…

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