Edinburgh Mela 1999 – Flyer

Series nameClassical

The Edinburgh Mela was founded in 1995 by Edinburgh’s Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi communities. Their objective was to reflect and celebrate Scotland’s cultural diversity, while retaining roots in the South Asian traditions. The Edinburgh Mela is currently supported by the Scottish Arts Council. This colourful A5 flyer is for the 1999 Edinburgh Mela, which featured a concert by Baluji Shrivastav. Other performances included top bhangra artist Malkit Singh, dancers from the world famous ballet Folklorico Dance Company in Cuba, the Rizwan-Muazzam Qawaali Group, as well as workshops, activities and a world carnival procession. The Edinburgh Mela was held at the Meadowbank Centre in Edinburgh, on 4 and 5 September 1999.

Date of Creation / Publication1999
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/CL/10
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesA self-taught and trained classical musician, Baluji Shrivastav plays the sitar, dilruba, surbahar, harmonium and tabla, to name but a few. He has led the musical accompaniment to many of the world's leading Indian classical dancers both in Europe and in the subcontinent and continues to perform solo and ensemble concerts.

The digitised items in this section include CD and cassette sleeves, and a selection of concert flyers and posters of Baluji's classical music concerts held around the world.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.