We are preparing for the “Grand Diwali Musical” show at the Patricia Reser Center for Arts (PRCA) in Beaverton on Sun, Oct 16, 2022. This is a show that brings together music, arts, culture, food and festive spirit of India’s biggest festival of lights called Diwali. Set in the mood of celebration, community spirit and giving, the show is about a themed musical that includes singing performances, group dances and acting - conveying deeper meaning of finding one’s inner light through love.
There will be 60+ performers, performing with the spirit of volunteering and community engagement. There will be stalls for display of arts, food, clothing, jewelry.
We believe this show is one of its kind, and may be a first for the Portland south-asian community. Diwali, or Deepavali, is India's biggest and most significant festival. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, it is a five-day celebration that includes good food, music, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Although Diwali is largely an Indian festival, it is widely celebrated globally by many nationalities. According to a report, in 2019, the festival of Diwali is celebrated in more than 90 countries of the world.
Through our Grand Diwali Musical, we hope to bring together communities, promote diversity, and spread love through music and arts.
Funded by Portland, OR (September 2022)