Rotorua Indian cultural night full of fun and excitement

Mokshabase Indian group. Photo / Provided

A lively evening full of performances and cuisine helps the community learn about and appreciate Indian culture.

Arasan NZ Trust is working with the Rotorua Multicultural Council and the Bay of Plenty Rotorua Indian Association to bring Indian Cultural Night to the people of Rotorua.

It will feature cultural performances by Indian bands from the local community, as well as the Indian band Mokshabase, who will perform songs in several Indian languages.

Mokshabase has been present for a decade in the North Island, with their
talent showcased through live events, live Facebook broadcasts and charity events.

Their music includes their own compositions, covers, classic fusions in western, hip-hop, rock and Bollywood.

Arasan NZ Trust Chairman Dr Lux Selvanesan said people of Indian descent would certainly remember the good old days through the music of Mokshabase.

The evening will also offer insight into Indian culture for anyone interested in learning more about this community. It will end with an Indian
having dinner.

Arasan NZ Trust is a not-for-profit organization. It aims to highlight diversity and connect ethnic communities in New Zealand through initiatives that encompass health and wellbeing, culture, social inclusion and cohesion.

He says Arasan aims to create understanding between minority communities and tangata whenua by bringing people together through events such as the cultural night, especially in isolated communities, which may lack cultural diversity.
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“Events like these are not possible without the support of many,” says Lux.

“Arasan NZ Trust would like to thank its partners, the Rotorua Multicultural Council and the Bay of Plenty Rotorua Indian Association, and in particular Dr Margriet Theron and Shash Patel for their enthusiasm and help in making this possible.

“We would also like to thank our volunteers from all the partner organizations
without whom an event of this magnitude would be impossible.”

Margriet, chair of the Rotorua Multicultural Council, says the council supports many events organized by the more than 60 ethnic communities it works with.

She says some events are held locally and Arasan approached her organization for collaboration.

“They will be bringing artists from Auckland to complement local artists from the Bay of Plenty (Rotorua) Indian Association.

“It promises to be a great evening with enthusiastic audience participation.”

She says the local Indian community is very diverse, speaking different languages ​​and with different religions.

“A few years ago, there were around 1,000 Indian students at Toi Ohomai, making a substantial contribution to our economy. We look forward to seeing them again, once New Zealand’s borders reopen.”

Margriet says Rotorua’s highly skilled migrant community makes a huge contribution to the district.

“By supporting ethnic groups as they celebrate their cultural festivals and national holidays, we help create a welcoming new hometown for them and demonstrate to local residents the richness of performing arts, food and other aspects. cultures that migrants bring.”

There will be no door-to-door sales. People can purchase their Indian Cultural Evening tickets at www.trybooking.co.nz, which includes entry to cultural programs and dinner.

The details
– What: Rotorua Indian Cultural Night
– When: Saturday May 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
– Where: Harvest Centre, 324 Malfroy Road
– Tickets: $10, free for children under 13, www.trybooking.co.nz/JYT, no door-to-door sale

James C. Tibbs