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

Neel Murughi plays soft music during an event

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) Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Panelist Gordon Clay Bailey, a minister at a
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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,
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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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Four leaders of different religions come together to
Photo 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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