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about us

 

Based out of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, Dhamakapella is a South Asian fusion a cappella group. We derive our influences from Indian classical, contemporary Bollywood, pop, dubstep, and electronic genres.

Our group was created in 2005 by Mayank Prasad, a student at the university, along with fellow students Raksha Soore and Manoj Nair. Within three years, Dhamakapella grew into an sixteen-member group, with singers of various and diverse styles. Since we began competing in 2011, we have accrued 16 national titles and 19 individual awards at competitions across the United States.

 

Current Members (Fall 2019 Semester):

Aashna Shah

Anusha Mudigonda

Divyam Agrawal

Eric Chang

Jessica Suratkal

Kasey Pukys

Kevin Mallady

Komal Keerthy

Oliver Shumacher

Pavani Nukala

Sahana Kannan

Suga Saravanan

Tara Dickinson

Vivek Kapur

Wayne Hou

 

National Titles

2019

2019 ICCA Midwest Semifinalists

3rd Place, Gathe Raho at University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

2nd Place, ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal at Granville High School in Granville, OH

2018

2nd Place, All American Awaaz in Chicago, IL

1st Place, Yaadein at Boston University in Boston, MA

2017

1st Place, Jeena at University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX

3rd Place, All American Awaaz in New York City, NY

2nd Place, Gathe Raho at University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

1st Place, Yaadein at Boston University in Boston, MA

2nd Place, Sangeet Saagar at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC

2016

1st Place, Sangeet Saagar at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC

2015

1st Place, Gathe Raho at University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

2nd Place, Sangeet Saagar at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC

2013

1st Place, Gathe Raho at University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

2nd Place, Phillyfest Philharmonic in Philadelphia, PA

2011

2nd Place, Anahat at University of California - Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

 

Individual Awards

2019

Outstanding South Asian Soloist (Divyam Agrawal) - All American Awaaz

Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Lewis Orr) - ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

Outstanding Arrangement (Fool For You / Soch Na Sake / Judaai arr. by Shaunak Roy) - Sahana

2018

Outstanding Visual Performance - All American Awaaz

Outstanding Male Soloist (Vasu Kuram) - All American Awaaz

Best Vocal Percussionist (Shaunak Roy) - Yaadein

Best Arrangement (Entire Set arr. by Ronnell Canada and Shaunak Roy) - Yaadein

2017

Best Arrangement ("Man Mandira" arr. by Shaunak Roy) - Jeena

Best Male Soloist (Madhav Nandan) - Jeena

"Crowd Favorite" Award - All American Awaaz

Best Arrangement ("Man Mandira" arr. by Shaunak Roy) - All American Awaaz

Best Male Soloist (Vasu Kuram, Naveen Ram, Shaunak Roy) - Gathe Raho

Best Arrangement ("Writing's on the Wall / Duaa arr. by Shaunak Roy) - Gathe Raho

Best Male Soloist (Madhav Nandan, Naveen Ram) - Yaadein

Best Arrangement ("Man Mandira" arr. by Shaunak Roy) - Yaadein

2015

Best Female Soloist (Neha Dwivedi, Krithika Rajkumar) - Gathe Raho

2013

Best Choreography - Gathe Raho

Best Female Soloist (Neha Dwivedi) - Gathe Raho

Best Beatboxer (Rahul Chander) - Gathe Raho

 

 

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