Adding flavour to folk music

Adding flavour to folk music

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Flavour of folks with Fair Fitparan playing the drums. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

It was all about honouring culture, folk music and promoting diversity in the City of Canning with flavour of folks.

Last Saturday, 175 people attended the flavour of folk’s event hosted by Anandadhara WA, a multi-cultural organisation that formed in 2016 with a vision to learn and value cultural heritage.

Anandadhara WA Secretary Alpana Guha said flavour of folks is an opportunity for the people in Canning to under- stand and respect cultural heritages and traditions around the world.

The cross-cultural journey took people to India, Peru, Scotland, Ireland to Sweden, Italy, Russia to African countries passing by China and landing in Australia.

According to Ms Guha the community was impressed with all the different performances on stage.

“Anandadhara WA creates a platform for young children and adults to nurture and present music from their own culture and also be able to perform music from other cultures,” she said.

“People talked about the young people’s active participation and initiatives.”

Having organised four cultural programmes since 2016, the organisation is
looking forward to continuing their mission to collect diversity in Canning by performing with choir groups across the city.

“We want to record our music and cross-cultural discussions in radio and local TV,” she said.

Ms Guha also said they want to make a documentary about young indigenous talent David Clarke who has an amazing ancestry.

“Anandadhara WA does not want to be limited to cultural programs only,” she said.

“We also aim to provide support to socially and economically disadvantaged people.”