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Maidstone Community Mela

Maidstone Mela comes back to Mote Park in a blast of colour and music with 11 different performances throughout the afternoon kicking off with Bloco Fogo, bringing carnival sounds of Brazil with samba beats to get everyone up and dancing. 

The Mela will be featuring culturally diverse Kent based acts showcasing their unique art forms along with plenty of food stalls offering flavours from around the world as well as a prosecco bar. 

Performances include classic Irish dance with a modern twist, Bhangra drumming, rap and grime, Southwest Indian dance and music, traditional moves and sounds of the Malayalam culture. There are dance performances inspired by the Nepalese culture and powerful drumming and dancing from North India and Southern Africa. 

As the afternoon wears on DJ Amit will be playing smash hits and to finish off a fabulous Bollywood Brass Band will rouse the crowds with unique renditions of party classics and Bollywood corkers.

Stage Programme

12.00pm Bloco Fogo
Bringing you the signature carnival sounds of Brazil, let the Samba beats of local group, Bloco Fogo get you up and dancing
12.40pmReel Eire
A dynamic and talented young dance troupe performing classic Irish dance with a modern twist who will have you shaking a leg before long!
1.15pmSquare Pegs
The award winning organisation will be showcasing the many wonderful talents of their young people and afdults withy SEND (Special needs and disabilities)
1.40pmFour by Four Kings of Dhol
Renowned UK based Bhangra drumming troup will dazzle you with their dynamic, beats filled interactive performance, wowing you with their musical mastery
2.05pmGTown Talents
Rising stars of Kent, GTown will be performing their signature rap and grime with their unique and dynamic style
2.35pmKerala Culture Association
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Kerala through wonderful dance and musical performance by the Southwestern Indian group
2.45pmMaidstone Malayalee
The local group will be bringing the many traditional moves and sounds of the Malayalam culture to the Mela for all to marvel at
3.25pmMaidstone Nepalese Community Group
Traditional dance performances inspired by Nepalese culture and performed by members from the local Maidstone community
4.00pmAfro Bhangra Fusion
Produced by Cohesion Plus, this unique drunmming and dancing collective fuses the tradtional sounds and moves of North India and Southern Africa creating a truly unique artistic and cultural collaboration
4.30pmDJ Amit
Playing only smash hits and killer mixesjoin DJ Amit as he preapares to bring the fire!
5.00pmBollywood Brass Band
Welcomoing the world famous BBB back to the Mela to play their unique renditions of party classics and Bollywood corkers, come and jam to the leading force in brass band music


Sep 19 2021


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm