United colours of Indian music in Singapore

Be it Dhandiya during Navratri or Holi Hai during the festival of colors, musician for over 35 years Amit Dhamelia is trying to bring India closer to the Indians in Singapore.  

The Indian musician is a fine example of uniquely Singapore. Hailing from Porbandar, Gujarat, Amit moved to Singapore 12 years back and is now one of the most active artist promoting Indian performing arts in the island nation.

A singer, composer, writer, music arranger, and inspiring Gen-Next with his performing school, Amit’s dedication to his craft is undoubtedly inspirational. His students range from 7 to 70 years in his performing School Param Sawaram.

Connected to India caught up with the acclaimed musician to talk about his upcoming event Holi Hai in Esplanade on the 17th of March, his thoughts on the changing landscape of Indian music in Singapore and his love for Sufi music.

 

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Punam Sharrma
Punam Sharrma – Co-founder and Head of Content

Punam is an accomplished Broadcast Professional with over 21 years of hands-on experience in Broadcast Industry, anchoring news and sports-based programs targeted at Asian audiences. A Chevening Scholar at Cardiff University, she worked as an Editor, Anchor and Producer for organisations like ESPN, TV Today and India Today. Recognised as the first Indian female news anchor for international sports broadcaster at ESPN. Out of box thinker with innovative programming initiatives that led to winning of prestigious awards.

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