Yesterday I went to the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park, not far from where I live. It’s a massive event lasting just one day, focusing on the culture of the Indian subcontinent. There were several music stages offering everything from the more popular bhangra styled stuff, to the “Indo Electronica” stage, where I briefly saw a slightly odd laptop/vocals performance, to Asian hip-hop, traditional dancing….
…and the tent where I spent most of the day: the classical heritage stage. Here we were treated to a performance on the sarod by Gurdev Singh, a number of fuller pieces by the Samyo South Asian Youth Orchestra….
There was a performance piece by a guy called John-Paul Zaccarini from Company FZ. I got a few pictures of his performance from my place in the audience just below his position.