Karisma, a charity showcase, was established a few years ago in 2011. The founding members, Meenakshi Krishna and Sonia Joshi, wanted to create a way to give back to the community, and to those less fortunate, by combining their talent and passion for their culture. They came up with the spectacular idea of Karisma and are now celebrating their 5th Annual Showcase, on October 8, 2016, in New York.
The best part about Desi Dance Network is that it has thousands of unique members that never stop doing what they are passionate about. They always push themselves to create new masterpieces--whether it is choreography or music. The Mix Ladder is a summer project that features some of the circuit’s most talented DJs. It gives them the creative freedom to make some of the best music our community has seen and allows everyone to see into their unique skill set.
Check out some of the most gifted DJs from Mixing Ladder- Season 2 below!
Saager Buch, a rising junior, is currently a student at Arizona State University. He is working towards a degree in Economics because he is interested in trade and how globalization affects national economies. After he graduates, he wishes to pursue a career in international economics.
UT Jazba, based at The University of Texas at Austin, was established in 2012 by Janvi Agarwal. Their unique style allows them to contribute amazing routines to the circuit and helps distinguish them from other UT teams.
UMBC Raascals, based at the University of Maryland- Baltimore County, was established in 2004. With several nights of hard work, UMBC Raascals became a well known team throughout the Garba/Raas community and their perseverance led them to a second place win at the prestigious Raas Revolution in 2014. This team continues to amaze the dance community so keep your eyes open for more brilliant performances.