Pakistani artists win hearts in Parramasala

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Parramasala is one the most wonderful celebration of multicultural Australia. Visiting Pakistani folk artists enchanted the audience by their mesmerizing performance. Famous truck art artist Riaz Rafi joined from Pakistan to demonstrate live truck art Pakistan and chef Furqan Lodhi was busy in preparing traditional Pakistani cuisine in the Pantry.

Pakistani artists win hearts of the crowd in ParramasalaVarious folk artists flown from Pakistan to participate in one of the most awaited annual multicultural festival of colorful Sydney festival. Pakistani shows include but not limited to live demonstration of  truck art and cooking besides folk songs and dance. Colorful opening parade was the first appearance of Pakistani artists and they marked their footprint in the festival. 

 

 Opening parade was packed with full of colorful and vibrant dancers, drummers and Pakistani fleet was received with cheered by the crowd with warmness and enthusiasm. Local and guest artists, local community leaders, members of community from all walk of live along side with Pakistani consular general Abdul Majid Yousfani

 

First ever participation of Pakistan in Parramasala proved the love of the nation with art, culture and peace.

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Visiting artists Ahmed Mughal, Rajab Faqir, Roshan Ali,  Shahid Ali along side painting artist Riaz Rafi, assistant Natasha De Souza and famous chef Shahid Malik enchanted the audience by their mesmerizing performance.

 

Listen Urdu interview of visiting folk artists Ahmed Mughal, Rajab Faqir, Roshan Ali and Shahid Ali

 Live demonstration of famous Pakistani truck art

Famous  calligrapher, Sculpture artist painter Riaz Rafi joined from Pakistan to demonstrate live truck art Pakistan. Pakistani Truck Art, is a folk-art genre that has gained popularity around the world ever since the late 60's when tourists returned to the west with the photos of the colourful vehicles that adored the streets. Every province of Pakistan uses their own brightly coloured, regional forms and figures. Pakistani Truck Art is demonstrated at Prince Alfred Square in Parramatta and crowd gathered around to see this masterpiece.

 

Truck Art of Pakistan
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Pakistani artists recreated an emblem of famous Pakistani Truck Art

Painting artist and calligrapher Riaz Rafi sharing his story with #SBS_Urdu how his family abandoned him due to his preference of art over medical education.   

Artist Riaz Rafi joined from Pakistan to demonstrate live truck art
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Live Cooking demonstration

Famous Pakistani chef Furqan Lodhi was busy in preparing traditional Pakistani cuisine in the Parramasala Pantry #pakistanicooking #pakistan #multicultural #foodfestival #festival#kitchenimpossible #cooking #guestchefs #chef #sydneyfood #food#kitchen #freshfood

 

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                       (Image Courtesy: SBS ALC Community Engagement team)