M.I.A.'s Meltdown

In June 2017, rapper, artist, producer and activist M.I.A. followed in the footsteps of Patti Smith, Anohni, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ornette Coleman and David Byrne as the curator of Meltdown.

Her line-up of outlaw musicians included Young Fathers, Crystal Castles, Soulwax, Giggs, Young M.A, Afrikan Boy, Mykki Blanco, JD Samson, I Wayne, Dexta Daps, Yung Lean, Princess Nokia, MHD and more.

The festival featured a carnival day, a South Asian mela and a party with community radio station Rinse FM, plus activities for Refugee Week.

I'm bringing together new outlaw musicians from everywhere, who have contributed to keeping things weird, exciting, opinionated, loud, emotional and brave or off the grid in the present climate
Enjoy this scrumptious rhubarb-based chocolate tart recipe
Best friends Ross and Tom tell us how to make a vegan jackfruit pot pie
Enjoy this fantastic South Asian family recipe
Enjoy a classic Indian inspired dish from Alchemy
Cook and enjoy this fantastic Afghan recipe from Ladle & Skillet
Discover the people and the recipes behind the delicious South Asian street food
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
Taste delicious dishes at Alchemy’s street food market, KERB, then recreate them at home
A traditional West African rice dish, from Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick of Chuku's
An East-African doughnut recipe, courtesy of Eric Mugaju from Maskani
A slow-cooked Nigerian beef dish, from Tokunbo Koiki, of Tokunbo’s Kitchen
A traditional fried spicy Ghanaian dish, from Alicia Ama, of Chalé! Let’s Eat
A Madagascan curry dish, from Prisca Bakare, of The Lemur House
A West African barbecue dish, from Nimatu Owino, of CHAM CHAM
Mandy of Sambal Shiok tells us how to make her chicken satay
Magda and Grzegorz tell us the recipe for pierogi – traditional Polish dumplings
Tan of Pad + Sen tells us how to make the classic pad thai from her childhood in Bangkok
Catherine and Gary of Ladle & Skillet tell us how to make their lamb neck fillet wrap
Sukho and Joo of Korrito tell us how to make their bulgogi BBQ beef

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