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Manchester Mega Mela

Want to help break the Bollywood Dance World Record?

Written by . Published on July 20th 2011.

Manchester Mega Mela

EXOTIC juice drink company, Rubicon, is inviting locals to dance themselves into the history books by breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest Bollywood dance at the Manchester Mega Mela Festival in Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield.

The two-day festival also features traditional Asian dancing, food and drink, henna painting, drumming, street art, and sports.

On Saturday 23 July, 2pm, the main stage will see potential record breakers learn a fun and easy Bollywood routine to perform in front of the watchful eyes of an official Guinness World Records adjudicator.

Leading the record attempt will be British Asian music sensation, Navin Kundra, whose single, ‘Mehbooba,’ will provide the soundtrack for the dance which has been created by Manchester-based choreographer Ria Meera Munshi.

Bollywood DancingBollywood DancingNavin Kundra, one of the strongest forces in the British Asian music industry, is a singer, songwriter and musician, captivating audiences worldwide with his performances in Punjabi, Hindi and English. His progressive music combining eastern and western influences with a contemporary sound has earned him the title of the UK’s fastest rising singing sensation.

Manchester Mega Mela is a vibrant celebration of South Asian culture held every summer. The main stage features performances from some of the biggest names in Asian Music including, Tommy Sandhu, Mumzy Stranger, Noreen Khan and Navin Kundra. The two-day festival also features traditional Asian dancing, food and drink, henna painting, drumming, street art, and sports.

As well as becoming official record breakers, each participant will be helping a good cause by taking part. For every person that boogies to some Bollywood beats, Rubicon will donate five pounds to its nominated charity, the British Asian Trust.

The British Asian Trust aims to serve as a 'social fund' in support of high impact charities within the areas of education, enterprise and health in South Asia and the UK.

Adrian Troy from Rubicon said: “Rubicon wants to continue our tradition of bringing colour and vibrancy to the UK, by putting on the biggest Bollywood dance the world has ever seen. The current record was set in Mumbai and we’re calling on Manchester’s Rubicon fans to rise to the challenge and help us break it.”

Manchester Mega Mela Festival runs from Sat 23 – Sun 24 July 2011.

Entrance is free.



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