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Brisbane's Jewel in the Crown
Each year, Roma Street Parkland comes alive with Indian culture, food, music and fashion as part of the India Day Fair. The fair has been an important event on Brisbane's multicultural calendar for the past 7 years. Join the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin in Queensland, next to the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in the Parkland, on Saturday 19 August, for a non-stop celebration of India's 70th Anniversary of Independence Day.
The Lord Mayor, Cr Graham Quirk, has invited everyone on behalf of Gopio Queensland (who are the hosts), to celebrate all things Indian and the prosperity of Brisbane's relationship with India.
Cr Graham Quirk (Wikipedia)
India Day Fair 2017 will be held at the same prestigious venue as past years: namely in the Amphitheatre of Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard. It is recommended that you catch public transport on the day. There are frequent trains and buses to Roma Street Transit Centre from most suburbs. It starts at 10.30am and continues into the night until 9pm.
Keep Korma and Curry On
Many local and overseas artists have been lined up for the exciting show this year. The spectacular fireworks display is not to be missed. Gopio invites everyone to be part of this mega event and invites spirited participation and contribution from one and all.
The show-stopping act is Bollywood's famous singer and actor, Lakhwinder Wadali. If you know his songs and films, you will already love him; if you don't, then you are in for a treat. He is an Indian musician, who hails from a family of musicians. His grandfather, Thakur Dass Wadali was a renowned vocalist and his father and uncle formed a duo, the Wadali brothers. Lakhwinder has an MA in music and is pursuing a PhD in Classical Music (vocal). His style of singing is unique and his fine blend of classical and contemporary music brings a freshness to Punjabi music. He holds his audience spellbound with his lyrical flow and it's a show which shouldn't be missed.
Lakhwinder Wadali (website)
What is Gopio? The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is a non-partisan, secular global organisation engaged in promoting the wellbeing of people of Indian origin and enhancing cooperation and communication between Indian Diaspora around the world. Did you know that there are over 20 million people of Indian origin living outside India? Imagine if most of Australia's population lived elsewhere!
Please note that this is a non-alcoholic family event.