MELA FEATURED ON 'OUT & ABOUT'
For the first time ever, the Cardiff Multicultural Mela was showcased on 'Out & About'. The full length video will be added shortly.
MELA NOW ADVERTISING ON TV
For the first time ever, the Cardiff Multicultural Mela will be advertising on TV, please see our 2012 mela advert.
MELA LINE UP ANNOUNCED
One of the biggest lineup of performers will be headlining the 2012 event. Imran Khan, Jassi Sidhu, H Dhami, Apache Indian, Nafees, Kamal Raja, Kiran Dhanoa and Romy Shay are just some of the performers that will take centre stage at the 2012 Mela. More artists are still to be confirmed, making the 2012 line up one of the best.
LARGEST BOLLYWOOD DANCE - GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
At the 2012 Mela event, an attempt to break the 'largest bollywood dance' Guinness world record was scheduled to be made. However, the record, which involved 1,336 participants and was achieved by Terence Lewis in Mumbai, India on 19 March 2011 was broken again in 2012 with almost 4,400 participants. We will plan this again in 2013 as our venue is not large enough and we have not been able to secure funding for an official Guinness adjudication.
THE CARDIFF STORY
The Cardiff Multicultural Mela has been included in the 'Cardiff Story,' which is a permanent interactive gallery based in the Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff City Centre. In these fun and free galleries, discover how Cardiff was transformed from the small market town of the 1300s, to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital we know today. The museum, in the beautiful and historic Old Library building, is rich in stories, objects, photographs and film telling the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city - its people.
MELA FEATURED IN US ARTIST's NEW VIDEO
In 2011, US artist Mo Sabri performed exclusively at the Cardiff Mela. His latest song, 'Heaven is where the heart is,' available on ITunes, has footage from the Cardiff Mela as a major part of the music video. You may see yourself in the crowd.
PAKISTAN FLOODS APPEAL
The Cardiff Mela team would like to thank the local community in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, who helped us in raising money for DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) flood relief in Pakistan in 2010. With a busy schedule on the day already, we would also like to thank our volunteers for their fundraising activities which raised nearly £1,800 for the charity. This was further matched 100% by Arup through their matching scheme. One of our directors was able to enrol in scheme as he worked for Arup at the time. As gift aid meant a further tax benifit was added to it making it more than £5000 to DEC in total.