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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


2020-2021 Season

ICCA Quarterfinal 2021: Second Place

  • Outstanding Soloist (Saranya Rajagopalan & Manasa Pooni)

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)


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members

Major: Biochemistry
Graduating Class: 2026
Sitaare since: 2022

Tejas Krishnan

Tenor

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Graduating Class: 2025
Sitaare since: 2022

Niya Banka

Mezzo Soprano

Major: Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience
Graduating Class: 2025
Sitaare since: 2021

Neranjana Iyer

Mezzo Soprano

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Graduating Class: 2026
Sitaare since: 2022

Sainirnay Mantrala

Beatbox/Baritone

Major: Cognitive Science
Graduating Class: 2024
Sitaare since: 2022

Varsha Sampath

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