Indian-American DJ Ravi Jakhotia set to perform in advance of Trump inauguration

Popular Indian-American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia is all set to perform in front of thousands at the National Mall in Washington on January 19, one day before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Credited to be the first Indian-American music director of an American TV series, Jakhotia is performing at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.”

Indian-American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia during the Academy Awards 2015. Photo courtesy: Jakhotia's Facebook page

Performs as DJ Ravidrums, Jakhotia has also performed at the 2009 Oscars where two nominated songs had come from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

The stage for the concert has been set up on the steps of the historic Lincoln Memorial.

Several other popular artists from across the country are scheduled to join the welcome celebrations, including 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Jon Voight, Jennifer Holliday, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, and The Frontmen of Country featuring Tim Rushlow, former lead singer of Little Texas, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart and Richie McDonald of Lonestar.

The Republic Hindu Coalition is also scheduled to perform at the National Mall on January 19 under the “Voice of the People” section, as per the Presidential Inauguration Committee. This section will be featuring groups selected from the hundreds of applications received by the committee.

Tom Barrack, the committee chairman said, “President-elect Trump has made it clear that this inaugural is of, by and for the American people.”

“The 58th Inaugural will celebrate the American history and heritage while setting the course for a brighter and bolder future for all Americans,” he added.

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20.

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