If you’re looking for a unique cultural experience, it is well worth checking out the inaugural Asia TOPA Festival!  The festival is a smorgasbord of diverse performances and events, running from 16 February until 30 April 2017.

One exciting inclusion in the Asia TOPA Festival is the breathtaking master singer, instrumentalist, painter and storyteller, Parvathy Baul.  Parvathy is one of the leading exponents of Baul sung poetry, music and dance originated from the Bengal region of India. She will use 15 sacred instruments with sung poetry while unravelling the sacred Alpana, an art form practiced by almost every rural Bengali household.

Performing on February 25th at XO STATE – a new performance club at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre – Parvathy will take you on a stunning musical and spiritual journey.

The generous people at the Arts Centre Melbourne have given us two tickets to experience Parvathy’s durational ritualistic performance.  To be in the running, tell us in 25 words or less what excites you most about the Asia TOPA Festival.  Email your answer and contact details to eat@melbournefoodfestivals.com.au

The lucky winner will be announced Friday 8:30pm EADT via www.melbournefoodfestivals.com.au and our Facebook Page. Click here for Competition Terms & Conditions.

And being the foodies we are, there are some exciting culinary experiences to be had!  As part of the Asia TOPA Festival, three of Melbourne’s top chefs have taken over three of the Arts Centre’s food and beverage venues until 5th March.  This is open to the general public – check out the details here.

It’s easy to get involved in this exciting new celebration of Australia’s relationship with contemporary Asia! To find out more about Parvathy Baul’s performance or ticket purchase, visit the event page here or call 1300 182 183.  If you’re interested in other festival events, you’ll find all the info you need online at www.asiatopa.com.au.

Asia TOPA Festival
Asia TOPA Festival