Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn Mela"

Sahib Gul playing the rabab, an instrument originating from Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Dan Morrison via Ditmas Park Corner)

Composer in Exile to Perform at Pakistani Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Sahib Gul, a Pashtun composer from Pakistan who lives in exile in Midwood, will perform at the Pakistani Independence Day Mela Aug. 20 in his first public show in more than five years. Ditmas Park Corner speaks to the musician about his musical roots and fleeing Taliban extremists.

(Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Celebrating Pakistani Independence in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Ditmas Park Corner captures the annual Brooklyn Mela, or festival, celebrating Pakistan’s independence day through a photo essay.

(Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Brooklyn, Culture, Food, South Asian August 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Brooklyn’s Coney Island Avenue-based MashAllah Sweets and Restaurant is a haven for South Asian food, reports Ditmas Park Corner’s Anna Gustafson, who also covers a festival marking Pakistan’s 68th independence day.

Indian youth dance to the tunes of traditional Indian music at the India Day parade on Madison Avenue on August 18. (Photo by Yogesh Mehta via News India Times)

Indians, Pakistanis Celebrate Independence Days

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian August 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Indian and Pakistani communities living in the metro New York area celebrated their independence days at various parades in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey.

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