Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a South Asian-American vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer
from Baltimore. Her sound blends elements of North Indian classical, noise/ambient
electronics, beat-driven psych and experimental dance pop. The work references her hybrid
identity as a first-generation South Asian-American, Sikh upbringing, musical education, as
well as the chaos and spirituality of the landscapes of both Baltimore and urban India.
Picking up her first sitar when she was twelve years old, Dang has studied North Indian
classical music (voice and sitar) in both New Delhi and Maryland, and she also holds a degree
in music technology & composition from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Following in
the footsteps of artists like Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, she seeks to advance the sound of
contemporary experimental, pop, and electronic music with the sounds of South Asia—through
vocals and sitar, ragas, and sampling. And vice versa, she aims to bring a broader sound
palette to the legacy of South Asian music. These goals are a lifelong mission. To that end, she
has collaborated with Animal Collective, William Cashion (of Future Islands), James
Acaster, Thor Harris—to name a few. She has provided tour support for Beach House, black
midi, Grimes, Lower Dens, Florist and more.