A once a year cultural experience to be enjoyed by all
The Orange Culture Hub present Orange Masala, an Orange Youth Arts Festival event, which will be held on Saturday October 20 from 12- 4pm at North Court.
Orange Masala is an all-inclusive event that celebrates cultural diversity through the expression of music, food and performance. Everyone is welcome to attend the event with this years’ focus being on youth mental health and community wellbeing.
The event boasts a range of festivities including a variety of cultural dance, song and performances, as well as a range of delicious cultural foods from India, Nepal, Cambodia, Mexico, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Morocco and Indigenous food.
The event provides an opportunity for the Orange community to come together and spend the afternoon enjoying a mix of cultural activities. Additionally, there will be free sporting activities, artisan stalls selling local goods and much more.
Erick Cortes is a very talented performer and he will again treat visitors to a special dance performance, it’s the second year he has performed at the event.
“I will be doing a capoeira dance and representing my country South America. The dance is a traditional Brazilian dance which represents slavery and freedom. I will be playing the good, wearing white, and my dance partner will be wearing black to represent the evil. It is to give the Australian culture a better understanding of our culture.
“I like coming together as a whole group in the community and sharing our stories. I am looking forward to performing my dance and how people will respond to that,” said Erick.
Along with the entertainment there will be a range of cultural food available to delight your tastebuds.
Fifi Sargih says, “I am cooking Indonesian food and at the event I will be cooking chicken satay, beef satay, meatball soup and more. I like being involved in events like this to introduce Indonesian food to Orange. You should come and taste the foods from all of the different cultures”.
Hanane Hamham-Larnach continued, “I will be doing Moroccan tea with fresh mint. This will be my first event in Orange and I am looking forward to telling people more about Moroccan tea. Often Australian people don’t know about other cultures, so it is nice to come and taste other food and drinks”.
Sharanya Balaji said, “It will be an exciting event and I will be making a South Indian Dosa which is sort of like a pancake and we will have lots of different ingredients. It is a time where all people in the world come together in Orange to do something good, so it is important, it is like the world is joining its hands together”.
A wonderful opportunity to welcome new traditions, food and entertainment to Orange. This event is free and the more the merrier so be sure you are at Orange Masala on Saturday October 20.