On Sunday 17th June KAMA Oxford set up its first stall at the 9th Oxford Mela in Blackbird Leys. The Oxford Mela is an annual festival which celebrates the diversity of the local community. From belly dancing to street dance, it showcases a rich variety of music, dance and food, and is organised by the Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project. The morning kicked off with a selection of dances from groups such as Messy Jam, whose energetic and impressive moves set the lively mood for the rest of the day. The dance groups were followed by a selection of musical performances, including a set by Shahkosi. Mixed in with the performances were chances for the audience to get involved, and the whole hall soon found themselves tapping, clapping and swaying along to Jay Kumar’s Bollywood moves. There was an array of delicious food stalls available all day and in the afternoon we were treated to a beautiful fashion show. In between watching the performances, it was a great chance for Isabel, Nicky and Flora to spread the word about KAMA Oxford and invite people to our upcoming event on the 7th July. There was lots of support and interest about the courses and classes, as well as plenty of curiosity from some little ones about how to make our signature origami crane! It was a fantastic day and KAMA Oxford was delighted to have been part of such a varied and vibrant festival.