ELO MELO Festival

Oitij-jo x Whitechapel Gallery


Past Event

This event was on Saturday 9 September, 5pm-12am

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ELO MELO Festival
Oitij-jo x Whitechapel Gallery

Saturday 9 September | 5pm-12am | Free

Join us for an enchanting evening programme filled with music that resonates deep within and films that inspire. Elo Melo is a vibrant celebration of Bangladeshi arts, music, panel discussions, crafts, films, food and more. The name Elo Melo encapsulates the very essence of what Oitij-jo is all about – a beautiful mishmash of creativity, a harmonious disorder of cultural expression and an abstract blend of influences from Bengal.

Experience live music from Aniwa, Saudha, Khiyo, Tara Lily and Hasznat. DJ sets from SpitXL, Shama Anwar and DEBONAIR. A dance performance from Sonia’z Fusion and spoken word from Oshanti Ahmed, Zahra Ahmed and S.S. Haque. The stage will be hosted by Salwa Rahman.

In the auditorium hear a conversation on contemporary art with Jannat Hussain, Mohammed Adel, Rahemur Rahman, Mohammed Z. Rahman and Zarina Muhammad, and a discussion on sound & music with Lucy Rahman, Ansuman Biswas, Amena Zaman and Provhat Rahman. Alongside this are film screening programmes curated by Avita Maheen from Chaya Chobi and Zubayr Hossain from Cholo Chitro Film Klab.

Elo Melo signifies the joy of randomness, the beauty of abstraction, and the magic that emerges when different art forms come together in a glorious disorderly dance. So, come and be a part of this extraordinary tapestry of cultural expressions.

In partnership with Oitij-jo.

Supported by People’s History of Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets Council and Toynbee Hall.

Festival Production Credits

Pre-festival workshops: Jinia Tasnin & Tasnim Siddiqa Amin and Leila Iman
Community artwork: Tumpa Husna-Yasmin Fellows (lead artist)
Catering: Oitij-jo Kitchen
Art Direction: Nodee Niranjana
Motion Graphics: Misbah Anjum James and Sunnyformats
Sound Engineering: Andrew Marriott
Security & Welfare: Safe Only
Programme Curator: Puer Deorum
Producer: Maher Anjum