A Cappella features solo or group singing without the use of instruments.
And, Penn Masala, which is popular for its unique sound, blends the best of Hindi music with the latest from the global musical scene. The band was formed in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania and was born with the desire to create music that transcended traditional cultural boundaries. The group has captured the experience of growing up with competing Eastern and Western cultures.
Its band members have consistently been at the forefront of South Asian-Western fusion. Their compositions are primarily sung in English or Hindi, but certain songs include Arabic, Punjabi, Kannada, and Tamil lyrics as well. Their music attracts fans from all backgrounds, and in turn they have also been influenced by a wide range of cultures. The band’s original compositions complete with innovative sounds, rich textures, and complex arrangements that showcase their distinct sound.