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Neel Murughi plays soft music during an event (Credit: Samantha Finch)

Neel Murughi plays soft music during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

'Cultural fabric' celebrated in Rockland County by Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization

The Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization, or ECHO, hosted "Unity in Diversity" at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The nonprofit gathered religious leaders and community members "to highlight the cultural fabric of Rockland County, to foster and create an awareness of its rich cultural diversity." The intercultural exchange featured storytelling, Indian classical dance and a performance of fusion music, along with a panel discussion. (May 11, 2013)

Neel Murughi plays soft music during an event
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Neel Murughi plays soft music during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

Student dancers participate during an event hosted by
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Student dancers participate during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

A young dancer moves across the stage during
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

A young dancer moves across the stage during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

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Panelist Gordon Clay Bailey, a minister at a
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Panelist Gordon Clay Bailey, a minister at a Unitarian Church, speaks about love and compassion during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

Artistic director of the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization,
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Artistic director of the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization, Inhara Rajashekar, of New City, begins the event with a story about unity during an event hosted by ECHO at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. (May 11, 2013)

A dancer moves across the stage during an
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

A dancer moves across the stage during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

Student dancers move in sync during an event
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Student dancers move in sync during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

Young dancers participate in a traditional Indian dance
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Young dancers participate in a traditional Indian dance during an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

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Four leaders of different religions come together to
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Four leaders of different religions come together to speak on universal topics at an event hosted by the Eastern Cultural Heritage Organization at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack. The theme of the event was pluralism and intercultural communication. (May 11, 2013)

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