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This is Dhadkan.

Best Music Video Bollyshake
Organization of the year UCSB
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Nachle Deewane


Nachle Deewane, Santa Barbara's premier Bollywood fusion & Bhangra competition is back! We're coming to you in-person for the first time in three years with performances from eight of the best collegiate teams as well as two UCSB exhibition teams each with with own styles and stories. We'll be raising money for our charity partner Maitri to empower South Asian survivors of domestic violence through holistic programs that help enable healthy relationships and gender equity through community education, engagement, and advocacy


Dhadkan's Goal

Dhadkan, the Hindi word for ‘heartbeat,’ is an organization created as a front for South Asian collaboration, bringing people of various backgrounds together to accomplish projects relating to social change and entertainment. Through the avenue of creativity, the Dhadkan Executive Board strives to create a competition experience that is unparalleled. A location only a few blocks away from the beach, in one of the world’s prime vacation spots, Nachle Deewane is a one-of-a-kind show. With the potential to reach out to an anticipated audience of nearly 1,500 people, ranging from students and faculty to community members, our vision is to strive for a greater appreciation of South Asian culture while becoming an instrument of social change.

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