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The a cappella group Penn Masala performed at the White House on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to celebrate the signing of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The initiative is designed to improve the health, education and economic status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, and the signing of coincided with the holiday of Diwali – the festival of lights – observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists.

To honor the signing and celebrate the holiday, Penn Masala sang in the East Room, performing the national anthem along with one of their songs, “Aicha.” Click here to see video of Penn Masala’s performance. In his remarks, President Obama praised the “creative energies of musicians like the singers Penn Masala.”

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