Artists and writers at Adelaide’s OzAsia Fest 2019 (Oct 17 – Nov 3)

Manisha Koirala
Susheela Raman

OzAsia Festival program has just been announced with its list of artistes from the Indian scene. The Indian Down Under has already run an interview with musician Nitin Sawhney who is the star attraction at the fest conducted by TIDU’s Anu Jose. (

OzAsia Festival ”“ Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia:

Nitin Sawhney

Internationally renowned British-Indian musicians Nitin Sawhney (Beyond Skin ”“ Revisited) and Susheela Raman (Ghost Gamelan)

Punjabi theatre maker Abhishek Thapar will present Surpassing the Beeline ”“ featuring six expats who prepare meals for the audience ”“ and My Home at the Intersection ”“ a reflection on Punjab’s recent history through the lens of one family across three generations

Indian-American dancer Mythili Prakash will perform in Outwitting the Devil by renowned British-Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan

Sisters Sangam ”“ an exhibition of artworks from 14 emerging and established artists from India and South Australia brought together by Adelaide’s Daniel Connell 

Shashi Tharoor
OzAsia Fest 2018
William Dalrymple

This year’s festival will also see the return of JLF Adelaide ”“ a satellite event of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Namita Gokhale, Tony Joseph, Manisha Koirala, Shashi Tharoor, Usha Uthup and Ranjana Srivastava ”“ along with Indian-Malaysian spoken word poet Melizarani T. Selva.

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. It presents a bold and exciting line-up of boundary-pushing contemporary arts each year and is revered by audiences and critics alike.

Held annually over three weeks in spring, OzAsia Festival showcases the best theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, film, food and cultural events from across Asia. Led by Artistic Director, Joseph Mitchell, its extensive program has included artists from around the world, including countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Cambodia, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, Syria, the United States, Israel, Thailand, the United Kingdom, The Philippines and Australia.

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