June 8: Malayalee Association of Qld (MAQ) held its Multicultural Festival 2021, Sangamam on Saturday 5th June 2021 at SunPac.
The event was in keeping with the primary objective of preserving the Malayalee culture of the South Indian state of India – Kerala, and to be inclusive of other cultures of India and the wider Australian multicultural society.
There were dance and music performances from many Community groups, including Aboriginal, Sri Lankan and multiple Indian semi-classical dances forms, performances by Children from MAQ’s Malayalam language class – Bhoomi Malayalam, Indian musical instruments recitals and Indian and western music fusion by some renowned artists and community members.
The event also included the release of the 2nd volume of MAQ’s bilingual magazine Jaalakam, which includes contents from community members and articles on art forms of Kerala.
The event was well attended and received by the audience and was graced by prominent dignitaries like the minister for multicultural affairs the Honourable Leanne Linard MP, Councillors Angela Owen, Kim Marx, Stephen Huang and other community leaders.
It is indeed commendable to see how Malayalee Association of Qld Inc. has put together an event of this elegance and brought together various communities and artists in Brisbane.