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Belfast Mela: Volunteers needed for Bollywood dancing and Dhol drumming finale

Organisers of this year's Belfast Mela are calling for volunteers to take part in huge Bollywood-style finale for the event.

ArtsEkta are on the look out for people who would like to get involved and learn Bollywood dancing or Dhol drumming on stage.

This year’s Belfast Mela takes place on Sunday, August 26 in Botanic Gardens.

Krishan Tandon, Project Manager, Arts Ekta said: “We are on the hunt for people to take part in our grand finale show ‘Reunite’, which tells the story of two young backpackers, who embark on a quest to ‘reunite’ with each other and rekindle their romance which will transport everyone to the streets of Bollywood.

“In particular we are looking for 20 dancers and 20 drummers to help us bring the show to life.

"Free training will be offered in Bollywood dance and Indian Dhol drumming over the summer months.

“With original music, drumming, dance, storytelling, audience participation and dramatic special effects this will be an ending to the Mela like you have never seen before.

To find out more about how you can take part in dancing or drumming go to and for information on general volunteering at the event contact Nabeela on 028 9023 1381 or email

The annual Belfast Mela is set to provide a wonderful family day out to celebrate Northern Ireland’s increasing cultural diversity with music, dance, food and much more from around the world.

Up to 30,000 expected to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas from a wealth of nations.

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