Oct 24 Diwali Festival at Brookdale Lodge


Join us for the heartwarming celebration of lights and welcoming of the India new year with music, dancing, food, public blessings, and more on Monday, October 24 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

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Public Blessing by Julie Grant

Ceremonial Blessings

Music by Aki Kumar

Indian food, dancing, treats, etc...

Vendors and Art (including Henna)

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About Aki Kumar

Aki Kumar left his native home in Mumbai, India for the United States with the intention of working as a software engineer. Then he discovered the sounds of the blues, and his life changed dramatically.


One of the hardest working artists on the music scene today, this San Jose-based musician has successfully blended elements of Indian music into his musical and visual presentation, making for a multi-cultural mash-up that sounds like no one else, yet never loses touch with the inspiration it draws from the blues. He has made multiple appearances at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, has been featured on PRI “The World,” and has toured in Russia, Scandinavia and South America.


Kumar's Little Village Foundation releases Aki Goes To Bollywood (2016) and Hindi Man Blues (2018) are considered ground-breaking albums that have garnered international critical acclaim. In 2020, Kumar made major news with the world-wide launch of his album Dilruba on Sony Music India. Kumar kicked off 2021 with the release of an uplifting reggae-infused single "Zindagi" (Life).

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This is a donation-based event. Lille Aeske Arthouse is a non-profit organization with a mission is to serve the community through cultural events, music, and the arts.

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