Thursday, January 28, 2021

Indian American DJ to perform at Trump's inauguration

Reading Time: 2 minutes

DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, will perform at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” on 19 January

Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, will perform at US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration concert at Washington’s National Mall on 19 January.
Trump will be officially sworn into office as the 45th President of the US on January 20.
Ravi Jakhotia.Indian Link
The “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” event on Thursday will see performances by singers Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, rockers 3 Doors Down, and the Piano Guys along with the Frontmen of Country (featuring Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald), the Boston Globe reported.
Ravidrums was the first Indian American music director to showcase his skills on NBC TV series Howie Do It and he is also credited with inventing the process of live drum playing while re-mixing, according to his website.
Ravidrums also served as personal DJ for Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and played a small role in The Matrix Reloaded.
Ravi Jakhotia.Indian Link
The New York-born private party DJ performed at the 2009 Oscars where two nominated songs came from Slumdog Millionaire, a movie filmed in India.
He has performed with Paula Abdul, Ricky Martin, Will Smith, The Black Eyed Peas and in events like the HBO Emmy after party, Fashion Week in New York City and Los Angeles, and a Michael Jordan party.
He was also as voted 2010 People’s Choice “Best Innovative DJ/Drummer”.
According to the Presidential Inauguration Committee, the Republican Hindu Coalition is slated to perform at the event under the “Voice of the People” section which will feature groups selected from the hundreds of applications the committee received, say reports.
Ravi Jakhotia.Indian Link
The celebration will also feature the participation of military bands and a fireworks show at the conclusion.
Meanwhile, Friday’s inaugural parade will be shorter and less diverse than the two inaugural parades held for outgoing President Barack Obama, said the Boston Globe.

- Advertisement -

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

WATCH: When Shehnai asks Violin to go to Khandala

  See what happens when India's shehnai and Italy's violin collaborate to produce a cover of Ae Kya Bolti tu, a song originally sung by...
Sheikh Hasina thanks India for 2 million vaccine doses

Vaccine diplomacy: India helps its neighbours in ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative

  In what is being called 'vaccine diplomacy' India has pledged to help seven of its neighbours in the fight against COVID-19. The gift, a...
pregnant woman vaccine

Pregnant? What are your thoughts on the COVID vaccine?

  As if expecting a baby during a global pandemic wasn’t stressful enough, many expectant mothers are now faced with a dilemma ahead of the...
wagah border ceremony

WATCH: Attari-Wagah Border Ceremony on India’s 72nd Republic Day

  It's always a sight to behold - watching the daily military practice between Indian and Pakistani forces at the Attari-Wagah border, made special on...
President Joe Biden

Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers in the US

  "Withdrawn". A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of...