Bula Hibiscus kicks off Sydney’s Pacific Festival Season for 2016.
Bula Hibiscus Festival was successfully launched in January 2015 with over 10,000 people in attendance. On January 30, 2016, 2016 Event Producer Sashi Lal aims to present another successful, cohesive and inclusive Festival, presented in partnership with Sydney organisations, Tapastry & Kokonutvibe.
Bula Festival 2016 aims to continue to provide a memorable experience which brings together the diverse cultures of Fiji and the Pacific to celebrate and start the new year in harmony. The event will feature all day entertainment, food stalls, cultural stalls and business stalls from the Pacific. One of the highlights is the popular Beauty Pageant which aims to promote what it means to be an urban Fijian/ Pacific woman, plus providing a platform for our Fiji young women to network and develop vital skills which can assist them in all aspects of their lives. The first prize is a return trip to Fiji sponsored by Guru Travel, Liverpool.
We are also pleased to announce the recent addition of Ethnic Model Management to oversee the Bula Hibiscus Beauty Pageant and look forward to the exciting possibilities that lay ahead.
For Media Enquiries please contact: Sevu Waqa – 0405 454 851 Thelma Trey – 0411743489 or Sashi Lal – 0406449474
Such an honour to be in the presence of great women. Bankstown Arts Centre and Vyva entertainment invited us to speak on all things hip hop and female. Of course the convos got deep with the discussions delving into the ideas of feminism within hip hop whilst drawing on our personal experiences. Very interesting – and perhaps the beginning of a new space for female hip hop dialogue an expression? TBC…
In November 2014, four Pacific canoes sailed from the Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji and Aotearoa to join us in Sydney highlighting the impact of climate change in the Pacific. Tapastry partnered with the Mua Voyage, Kokonut Vibe and the Australian National Maritime Museum to present the Oceania Festival featuring some of Sydney’s finest cultural practitioners and the Pacific sailors of the Mua voyage.
Its been quite a month… one of the biggest events of my calendar year happened… Fiji Day Sydney 2014… a fab op to engage and promote our Pacifica communities. A mammoth event for all involved.
Later this month I will be hosting the following event at the Casula Powerhouse. Come through if you want to learn more about Pacifica arts food and culture 🙂
Winter has set in… It’s been awhile – currently cooking up a few things…
Musically: workn on a new track for release in October 2014, Events-wise: co-ordinating the Pacific Arts and Community Services Expo as part of Fiji DAy 2014… also planning youth engagement projects for Sydney youth… Lookn 4ward 2 makn it happen… more deets 2 come. #Bless
Hey Melbourne, I will be in your town next week, speaking at the Pacific Arts and Culture Forum
The CPAF forum series brings together critical thinkers, creative practitioners, academics and arts industry professionals whose work engages with the contemporary Pacific.
11:30am – 5:30pm Friday 5 April
The Performance Space at Footscray Community Arts Centre
I will also be performing and hosting The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival’s Community Day is a family friendly event celebrating the coming together of diverse Pacific communities living here in Melbourne. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn and experience the richness of our closest neighbors from the Pacific.
Celebrations include a concert showcasing great Australian Pacific artists as well as dance and spoken word, crafts and food stalls. Workshops and demonstrations include Hula Fitness, Pacific Circus, weaving, carving, children’s activities and much more!
The day will begin with the Te Karangatahi Waka, a 40ft long traditionally carved Maori canoe being rowed up the Maribyrnong River by 20 Maori Warriors.
Waka and Opening Ceremony: 11am – 12pm
Performances: From 12pm to 4pm
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre