Below are some of the main acts that performed at the 2014 Mela:
Lehmber Hussainpuri is regarded as the world’s finest Punjabi vocalists and hails from India. Lehmber burst onto the mainstream bhangra scene after various collaborations with UK producers and is the vocalist behind many bhangra anthems. Having worked with RDB, Panjabi MC, Dr Zeus, Swami and Miss Pooja, this Punjabi singer should create a storm on the main stage at the 2014 Cardiff Mela. Hits such as Sadi Gali, Das Ja, Mera Mahi Tu Pateya, Desi Rock, Chalakiyan, Ne Baliye, Ah Ni Kuria & Sachiyan Suniyan are just a few of his international hit songs. His vocals and songs have even featured in many Bollywood films!
He is a well known name in the Asian music scene, his songs have topped charts, ruled dance floors and made their way in to the hearts and minds of Bhangra fans across the world. Over the last decade PBN has gone from strength to strength, honed his skills, developed his sound and established himself as a leading music artist and now he is turning his attention to nurturing emerging UK talent. Team PBN is a collective of two fresh new voices, Raj Bains and Babi and the renowned artist PBN. Each with their own unique style and sound, they have come together to take the music scene by storm and make their mark on the global Urban Desi scene.
Bonafide is duo consisting of Maz and Ziggy, the two talented artists who grew up together in Manchester and both share a strong passion for music, have encompassed different styles and influence to create their own Brit-Asian sound which is sure to be embedded into your musical conscious. Singer / rapper Maz describes the Bonafide sound: "at its heart it's hip-hop and R'n'B with a dash of other flavours from around us that give us musical inspiration. It's a real fusion of styles - you have a Desi influence fused with beats that range from the Latino reggaeton vibes to smooth jazz funk to straightforward dance floor beats with a Spanish and Arabic vibe".
Arjun is a London-based singer, songwriter and producer. Heavily influenced by the soulful, guitar-based sounds of late 90s R&B, and inspired by the likes of Craig David and Donell Jones, Arjun has developed an organic yet contemporary sound palette that makes him stand out from the current crop of UK R&B artists. Equally comfortable performing solo with acoustic guitar or backed by street dancers, Arjun has become a force to be reckoned with live. He has been receiving tremendous support internationally after his cover of a popular Indian song went viral reaching 10 million views in a few months.
R & R BOLLYWOOD DANCE
The colour, the atmosphere and the beauty that is bollywood is presented for your pleasure and enjoyment by the the vibrant and glamorous R & R. Having performed nationwide they have proven to be one of the most successful Bollywood groups in its field.
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