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School or Affiliation: Northwestern
Evanston, IL

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is the nation's premiere co-ed South Asian collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1999 by two Northwestern students looking to embrace their South Asian roots, Brown Sugar performs refreshing mixes of South Asian and Western music, ranging everywhere from Bollywood classics and Punjabi pop to American rock and R&B.

The group has successfully stood out in a growing South Asian a cappella scene in the U.S., winning the National South Asian A Cappella Competition, Gathe Raho, in 2010 and 2011, beating out teams from Stanford, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, as well as NU's Big Ten rivals University of Michigan and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Currently, the group performs around both the Chicagoland area and the country. Brown Sugar has released three studio albums, "Pehla Nasha", "Rhythm Room", and "Cubed", to rave reviews, the latter two available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store.


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