The much awaited Parramasala festival is back with a bang in 2015! Now in its sixth year, Parramasala is a free festival celebrating the many cultures of western Sydney. The free events will take place from Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October 2015 in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square and at Wigram Street, Harris Park.
Parramasala 2015 presents a more diverse range of cultures than ever before, with more than 36 cultures and nationalities represented through dance, music, art, food and theatre. This year’s festival will also host the inaugural India Tourism Week with an India Tourism Pavilion in Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta and aSaturday morning program at Prince Alfred Square.
Three international acts will appear at Parramasala 2015:
- Rajasthani Folk Group – ‘Prakash Kala Prashikashan Sansthan’ and ‘Debapriya Adhikary and Samanwaya Sarkar’, a vocal and sitar duo, are both appearing at Parramasala with the support of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations)
- Angikā – Contemporary Kathak Expression, performed by Sanjukta Sinha and produced by IceCraft Creations will premiere in Australia at the Lennox Theatre on Saturday 24 October and is part of Parramasala with the support from the Government of Gujarat.
More than 600 people are expected to take part in the popular Opening Night Street Parade on Friday 23 October. The Parade starts at Parramatta Town Hall, dances its way along Church Street and culminates in Prince Alfred Square where an Official Opening Ceremony and Concert will take place.
Let’s spice things up in October!