Date
Wednesday 31 May 2017 -
17:30 to 23:00
Location
Wales

Hay Mela 1: AND SUDDENLY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN INDIA

Event 292 | Time: 5:30 pm | Venue: Starlight Stage

The first of four events that celebrate the vibrant cultural exchange between Wales and India. Poets Srijato Bandyopadhyay and Natalie Holborow and writers Arunhava Sinha, Aniesha Brahma, Sophie McKean and Sion Tomos Owen relate, perform and share their experiences of the India-Wales project 2017, Valley, City, Village: through words and pictures. 

Hay Mela 2: LITERATURE ACROSS FRONTIERS

Mamta Sagar, Sian Melangell Dafydd, Anitha Thampi and Nia Davies

Event 298 | Time: 7:30 pm | Venue: Starlight Stage

Sagar is a performance poet in the Kannada language; the Keralan poet, Thampi writes in Malayalam. They’ve created a multi-lingual performance translating and writing together with the Cymraeg (Dafydd) and English-language (Davies) poets from Wales.

Hay Mela 4: KHAMIRA (The Music)

Event 306 | Time: 9:30 pm  | Venue: Starlight Stage

Khamira is an Indo-Welsh collaboration that fuses Welsh folk, Indian classical, rock and jazz. Four members of the celebrated Welsh jazz/ folk band Burum come together with three of India’s young new wave of adventurous genre-breaking musicians to create Khamira (meaning ‘yeast’ in Hindi).

Suhail Yusuf Khan’s virtuosic Sarangi and vocals dovetails with Tomos William's trumpet; Vishal Nagar’s tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O’Connor’s drum kit; while Aditya Balani’s soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones on keyboard and Aidan Thorne on bass.

 

Additional Information

Literature