Celebrate Asian culture at this free Montreal music and dance festival

Apr 26 2017, 12:33 pm

Montreal’s resident Asian culture festival, Festival Acces Asie, returns with a seriously awesome program for 2017.

Showcasing the best in Asian culture, cinema, music, art, and dance from the south of India to eastern China, the 2017 event includes everything from workshops and conferences, to meditation activities.

Established in 1995, Festival Acces Asie is Canada’s longest-running Asian heritage arts festival. Over 20 countries are represented including Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka.

The 2017 festival kicks off May 2nd and lasts for four weeks until May 28th. The event’s programme is divided up by week, with the first week including a free cocktail hour that features a Bollywood dance troupe and famed pianist.


Other activities throughout the month include a Middle Eastern dance competition, a “sizzling spices, sacred stories” culinary lesson, and two dazzling shows in Jardins Gamelin.

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The best part about Festival Acces Asie? Most of the events are completely free of charge, meaning you can celebrate your own culture or learn about a new one at absolutely no cost!

For a full list of Acces Asie events, click here.

Acces Asie

When: May 2 – 28, 2017
Where: Various locations

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