The program for Parramasala 2014, a festival of the many diverse and rich cultures in Sydney,was launched on Wednesday 27 August 2014 by Premier of NSW, The Hon. Mike Baird MP and the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor John Chedid in Harris Park, Sydney.The Launch was attended by many dignitaries including Parramasala Chairman, Dr G.K.Harinath, Parramasala Festival Director Di Henry, Dipen Ruhani Chair AIBC,Matt Kean MP, John Robertson MP. Dr Geoff Lee MP.
The Premier walked along with the dignitaries from Billu’s eatry to Grand Marion in Harris Park followed by the dancers and the drummer.
Dignitaries lighted a traditional lamp to officially launch Parramasala, dancers from Chapel Lane Studios performed in their traditional national costumes followed by the performance by Sydney World Orchestra. Performers in costume from Kanjoos (Indian adaptation of play The Miser) were mingling with all present.
Anupam Sharma, Head – Australia India Film Fund Nominated as one of the 50 most influential professionals in Australian film industry was announced as Parramasala 2014 Ambassador last night
In 2014 Parramasala will offer free entertainment, markets, music, visual arts and a party atmosphere – giving people the opportunity to experience the many diverse cultures of Sydney and to explore facets of life in Western Sydney.
Parramasala 2014 promises to be a spicy mix of parade, parties, exotic bazaar, food stalls, music, dance, poetry, film, art, street performers and more. Immerse yourself in a celebration of the many rich and diverse cultures in Sydney’s own backyard.
Join the colourful caravan of lights, costumes, drums and music as the Opening Night Parade weaves through the streets to Prince Alfred Park for a party featuring the funky fusion of hiphop artist L-FRESH and fireworks.
Spend the weekend wandering the exotic bazaar of the Masala Markets; ride a camel or chill out at the Chai Temple; fill your plate with spicy flavours from street hawkers and dance the night away at the Harris Park Bollywood Block Party. Get more information about Parramasala on www.parramasala.com
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