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The Sufi Lounge: An evening full of Soulful Sufi renditions..

By Manju Mittal The Sufi Lounge concert was once again a fabulous night of entertainment showcasing amazing and talented musicians. A good crowd gathered and enjoyed the fascinating Sufi concept concert was presented by JAZBA and SNSR with a mix of old and new Sufi Qawwalis on Saturday November 24, 2018 at Redgum Function Centre, […]

Gandhi statue to be unveiled in Jubilee Park, Parramatta by the President of India

Ram Vanji Sutar is famous for many statues including one the tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected recently in Gujarat A bronze statue of Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in Jubilee Park, Parramatta on Thursday 22 November from 3pm-4.30pm in honour of his 150th birth anniversary. Designed by Indian sculptors Ram and […]

Three interesting plays to see at South Asian Theatre Festival 2018 this November

By Shashi Narasimhiah The month of November is an important landmark for the theatre enthusiasts. Like in previous years, as a part of the 2018 South Asian Theatre Festival (SATF) three culturally and linguistically diverse dramas will be presented by Nautanki Theatre Company at Raffertys Theatre, Riverside Parramatta on 15 and 16 of November 2018. […]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan nephews Rizwan and Muazzam entrance Sydney with their qawwalis

By Manju Mittal The nephews of the great Maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Rizwan and Muazzam Ali Khan performed live in Sydney on 6th October 2018 at the Orion Function Centre Campsie. The concert was presented by RB International. It was yet another unforgettable concert Sydney witnessed.  A tribute to the legend by his […]

Safal 2018 was a success considering the pouring rain

  Above: Pallavi subhash with fans at events Top Ryde at the screening of ‘Yashodhara’ Middle: Yogesh Powar, Ash Gholkar and Rekha Rajvanshi Bottom: Pallavi Subhash at the Gala night with Nim Gholkar Australian South Asia Forum Inc. (ASAF) ‘s South Asian Film, Arts & Literature Festival (SAFAL Fest) ran for the second year on […]

‘Laasya’ : a magical evening of Kathak

Ruchi Sanghi Dance Company presented a two-hour Kathak spectacular ‘Laasya’. Pics Courtesy Dusk Devi Vision.  By Aradhana Bhatt “The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs”, said Charles Baudelaire, one of the most compelling […]

Looking forward to Nautanki Theatre’s 3rd South-Asian Festival on November 15-16

Usma Gillani in ‘Jahan Ara’ In language Theatre Festival of various Community Theatre Groups South-Asian Theatre Festival is first of its kind to support community based theatre groups in NSW. Many South-Asian community theatre groups are running plays for many decades. Nautanki Theatre will work along such organisations and help them keep practicing theatre as […]

Oz Fest launched in India on September 18

Australia to host major cultural festival in India 26 Projects | 75 events | 20 cities | 203 days 18 September 2018. Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, today unveiled the program for Australia Fest – a six-month celebration of Australian culture, involving over 75 events across 20 cities in India. […]

Madhuram Academy of Performing Arts presents ‘Vasantha Nrityam’

By Aradhana Bhatt Whether we attend social occasions or cultural evenings, the Indian dance scene in Sydney is dominated or hugely influenced by Bollywood. The audiences are subjected to the same upbeat movie songs, the same moves and similar costumes that are often poor reproductions of the originals they aim to present. Thus, an event […]

Sydney scores musical trifecta

NSW has once again demonstrated it is the home of musical theatre, with the ultimate trifecta of blockbuster productions secured to open in Sydney. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said Chicago, Saturday Night Fever and the Australian premiere of Waitress was secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government. “More than […]

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