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UCSD'S PREMIER SOUTH ASIAN A CAPPELLA TEAM

Sitaare is UCSD’s premier award-winning South Asian A Cappella team. Since its inception in 2006, Sitaare has taken pride in its diverse vocal talent, continuing to explore ways to showcase variety and creativity in their repertoire. Sitaare enjoys performing different genres of both Indian and Western music, from Bollywood and Indian classical, to R&B and pop.

In addition to UCSD’s cultural events, Sitaare has had the opportunity to perform at community events, weddings, and corporate events in San Diego, the Bay Area, and beyond.

Sitaare always looks to push the boundaries of desi a cappella and reach for the stars.




AWARDS AND ACCOLADES


2018-2019 Season

Mehfil 2019: First Place

  • Outstanding Female Soloist (Shweta Kumar)


2017-2018 Season

2018 All American Awaaz Bid

Sahana 2018: First Place

  • Outstanding Arrangement (Khamoshiyan/Saajan Aayo Re)

  • Outstanding Choreography

Anahat 2017:

  • Outstanding Female Soloist (Rama Kelkar)


2016-2017 Season

Awaazein 2017: Second Place

  • Outstanding Theme


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members

Hometown: Clovis, CA
Major: Psychology
Graduating Class: 2023
Sitaare since: 2019

Yijie Luo

Captain/Music Director/Point Bass

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Pharmacological Chemistry
Graduating Class: 2022
Sitaare since: 2018

Mira Chokshi

Captain/Performance Director/Alto

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Major: Neurobiology
Graduating Class: 2023
Sitaare since: 2019

Aparna Alluri

Captain/Music Director/Soprano

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Major: Bioengineering: Bioinformatics
Graduating Class: 2021
Sitaare since: 2017

Ishan Ranjan

Finance Chair/Vocal Percussion

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Major: Global Health
Graduating Class: 2023
Sitaare since: 2019

Saranya Rajagopalan

Public Relations/Mezzo Soprano

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Major: Data Science
Graduating Class: 2022
Sitaare since: 2018

Shweta Kumar

Soprano

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduating Class: 2022
Sitaare since: 2019

Srikar Prayaga

Baritone

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Major: Computer Science
Graduating Class: 2023
Sitaare since: 2019

Viren Abhyankar

Tenor