05 Mar 2018 4:10 PM AEST - PARRAMASALA ON THIS WEEKEND Exciting New Artists Announced!
Parramasala, the flagship festival of Multicultural March, will transform Prince Alfred Square into a feast of colour, movement and sound this weekend.
Parramasala is a free, public celebration of the diverse and rich cultures in Sydney. The festival will offer entertainment, food, markets and music from over 40 different cultures in a vibrant and rich three-day celebration.
Highlights from the program include:
The Parramasala Welcome Parade will kick off the festival 7pm this Friday night with over 700-800 performers from a diverse range of cultures. The parade will make its way from Parramatta Town Hall to Prince Alfred Square, via Church St before being met by the Elders of Burramatta for the opening ceremony.
Grammy award-winning Saharan Desert rock group Tinariwen will bring their incredible live show to the festival stage on Saturday night alongside the Grammy award-nominated future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote.
Market Street will come alive to celebrate all things street food, street rhythms, street music and street dance. Grab a plate and taste your way around the best of Sydney’s street stalls surrounded by colourful musicians and dancers.
Dreamgirls of Bollywood will present a celebration of all the colour, dance, energy and excitement of Bollywood. Featuring an all international cast, Dreamgirls of Bollywood traces through the iconic costuming and dance performances through the many years of Bollywood films.
Winners of Channel Nine’s Family Food Fight and passionate foodies, the Shahrouk Sisters, will make an exclusive appearance at Parramasala. The sisters will wow crowds with Middle Eastern cooking demonstrations live on stage, and will meet-and-greet culinary fans.
On stage at Riverside Theatres will be Masala Nights – World Dance Congress, showcasing some of the world’s best dancers, the show will take a journey across the globe through dance styles including tango, samba, salsa, classical dance, flamenco and more.
Parramasala will conclude in exceptional style on Sunday evening with closing night headline acts, future soul hip hop group 30/70, and the sublime and distinctive sounds of New Zealand RnB electronic neo soul band, Ladi6.
The Parramasala program is available at www.parramasala.com
When: 9 - 11 March 2018
5pm to 11pm on Friday, 9 March
11am to 11pm on Saturday, 10 March
11am to 8pm on Sunday, 11 March