NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Culture & Heritage invites you to a celebration of Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, with the Taalim School of Indian Music.

The free performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.13 at the Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Ave., in New Brunswick.

To open the presentation, high-energy drumming from the Taalim Youth Ensemble will be played on one of India’s most prized and ancient percussion instruments, the tabla. Then the mood will switch to the beats of rhythmic drumming accompanied by the expressive theatrical movements of acclaimed dancer Jin Won, as she performs the dynamic centuries-old dance tradition of North India known as Kathak.

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This program is offered free of charge but registration is required. Please call 732.745.4489 to register or for directions or information. To register online, send an email to culturalandheritage@co.middlesex.nj.us.(TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. In case of inclement weather, call 732.462.8262.

This program is funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Office of Culture & Heritage Folklife Program for New Jersey and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Crossroads Theatre was made available through the generosity of Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc.