Artist Spotlight: Sidd Kelam

Siddarth Kelam, graduate of Georgia State University and SAE Institute of Technology, previously interned at the prestigious Bravo Ocean Studios, where he later became the studio manager. Soon after, he parted ways and started his own company “Sidd Kel Productions.” He currently produces music, consults with independent artists, and works as an audio engineer. He is also the Artistic Director of Kalaivani Dance Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Artist Spotlight: DJ Yabo

Arshdeep Singh Dhaliwal, a senior at Marquette University in Wisconsin, is currently double majoring in Finance and IT and is considering a minor in Biomedical Sciences. Upon graduation, he is planning on working full-time. As of the moment, he has a Finance based internship at Northwestern Mutual and has been offered a full-time position there. However, Arshdeep is looking to keep his options open, in order to explore opportunities where he can utilize his other degree.

Artist Spotlight: Dholi Ram

Ram Prasad Viswanathan, also known as Dholi Ram, graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Finance and a minor in History. He is currently a marketing consultant, working for an IT solutions provider, in the Greater DC area. Ram is also a part-time small business owner. He promotes his company “Dholi Ram” by performing at weddings, government events, corporate functions, fundraisers, and more, all over the world. Additionally, he is the business development director for Learn Bhangra (LB) and manages both the North American and South American markets.

Social Justice Spotlight: gurl

As a community, we strive to embrace all individuals of various ethnicities, genders, religions, and sexualities. We believe that everyone should be treated equally and with respect. This series of spotlights focuses on social justice pieces, so that everyone feels welcomed and supported.

Artist Spotlight: Jaskarn Singh Darad

Jaskarn Singh Darad, an undergrad at York University, is working towards completing his degree in order to become a professor for Social Science. He believes that his past experiences, with handling students, have given him the skills to understand them and their needs, thus providing him a solid basis for teaching. He enjoys watching students grow into mature individuals with personalities that inspire others and that aim to create a positive environment whenever they go. Currently, he works for a dance academy called Nachdi Jawani. It is an established institution, with over ten years of experience, that produces dancers that are well versed in executing bhangra technique and are professional dance trainers that continue to promote the culture all throughout North America.