We are proud to announce the 6 Competing teams for Sangeet Saagar 2017!
Case Western Dhamakapella
From Case Western University, Dhamakapella is star studded group of students, who have competed and placed in numerous competitions through their unique and non traditional singing style. They have released albums throughout the duration of their career, with Naya Zamana/ Welcome to the New Age being their most recent release in 2015.
Hailing from New Brunswick, NJ is Rutgers University’s award winning South Asian a cappella group, RAAG! Our group was founded on the desire to bring audiences a sound unparalleled through the fusion of Western and Indian classical elements. RAAG has made some major strides in the past couple of years– we’ve competed across the country, won awards and a national title, as well as released our debut single. But we won’t stop there! We’re looking forward to bringing RAAG to new heights every year and to make our supporters proud. #raaglove
Anokha is a co-ed South-Asian/American fusion a cappella group at the University of Maryland. We sing all genres of music, from rap to rock to Bhangra to Bollywood, and then we go even HARDER and mash all those genres up! We’ve performed at Towson University, the University of Virginia, the British Embassy and many other venues. We also participate in Humari Awaaz, Johns Hopkins University’s annual A cappella showcase, and have competed in Anahat, the University of California – Berkeley’s annual South-Asian A cappella competition.
University of Miami has its very own Fusion A Capella group! The name, if you haven’t heard by now, is UMiami Tufaan. Initially, Tufaan was founded on Hindi-American music but has quickly evolved into a rich culturally diverse performance group incorporating people and types of music from around the world. We have competed on campus and at national competitions, our last one held in San Francisco, California! Recently, we competed at UM’s own U Factor competition and took 1st place! We take our music very seriously but have lots of fun doing so.
Rutgers Nuttin’ but V.O.C.A.L.S.
Our second team from Rutgers University- New Brunswick, Nuttin’ but V.O.C.A.L.S., also known as NBV is the first and premier all male south Asian interest a cappella group at the university. NBV was started by Ronak Chawla and Saiharish Kota at Rutgers University in January of 2011, in an attempt to bring a cappella to the forefront of musical production and break existing barriers. They make it their mission to bring something unique and crowd moving every time they perform, because in their words “NBV is no one-trick pony; every performance you can expect something different.”.