Indian themed festival Parramasala 2015 is something to look forward to, if you are in Greater Sydney. This spicy celebration of cultures will celebrate the inaugural Indian Tourism Week and will be free for everyone to visit.
The Parramasala 2015 will kick start on Oct. 23 and will go on till Oct. 25. The festival will present a jamboree of music, dance, film and flavours. The key highlight of this year’s event will be India Tourism Week. The India Tourism Pavillion will be organised to present performer workshops and Chai Tea Stall. The visitors at the Parramasala 2015 will get a chance to meet the performers at this pavilion to learn about their culture, the instruments as well as the dance forms.
At the free event, the visitors will relish a celebration of cultures from the country of India.
According to the official website of the festival, the event will start with “Opening Night Street Parade” in Parramatta and include a crowd singalong of “Mida Wawasi” (by Shohrat Tursun Trio). Friday evening will be dedicated to a grooving performance by Colombian dance band Cumbiamuffin.
The festivities will continue on Saturday with yoga, chanting and breakfast at Morning Masala at 8:00 a.m. However, the night will turn spectacular as the ladies will adorn the stage at Parramatta for “Masala Divas.” The event will be marked with the performances from Baby et Lulu and Sirens Big Band.
The Flavours of the World Spice Market at Harris Park can also be explored by the visitors at the Parramasala 2015 on Oct. 24. Indian rapper Curry Puff Daddy will entertain the audience with his hiphop performances.
On the final day of Parramasala 2015, the visitors can take some time off to explore the Masala Markets and learn about the spice gardens. Rice art and Bollywood dance flash mob are the main events of the last day of the festival. Music enthusiasts can unwind by enjoying the sounds of Africa to India on Sunday.
The festival will also celebrate South Asian cinema from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Zealand apart from the Australian cinema at Cinema Thali in Raffertys Theatre. The “My Masala” film competition, organised on the final day, will celebrate the young Australian short stories.
The foyer of Riverside Theatres has been chosen as the venue for the photography exhibition “Adorned” that will feature photographs by Liam Benson in partnership with Parramatta Artist Studios and the WeAve Project.